The CEO and founder of SquareBoss, David Arrick gives The Guy Corner Pocket Square 101 so you can look dapper during the holiday season.
Q: What is the best way to wear a pocket square without a tie?
A: Well, the sartorial rule is “No tie, wear a square”. So, without a tie, the pocket square adds color, pattern and a bit of
Q: What is the best way to wear a pocket square from dressy to casual?
A: A square can be worn with a sports jacket and jeans – have fun with color and pattern to really differentiate and stand out. If you are wearing a complete suit, then be mindful of your shirt color, pattern, suit pattern, suit color – make sure that the pocket square doesn’t match your tie, and that there isn’t too much in terms of pattern consistency with the shirt, tie and square.
Q: Should your pocket square match your shirt and tie or just complement them?
A: Never. It should complement them. You’d be surprised how a bit of stripe, or color, or floral on your square can complement a tie and/or a suit. Blue can pair with a purple square. Grey can pair with a red square. Be bold.
Q: How you feel about mixing and matching different patterns of pocket squares, shirts and ties?
A: We love the idea of mixing and matching. Just be very careful of more than two patterns being too similar. 3 patterns are over the top, and looks clownish.
Q: What is the best way to clean your pocket square and make sure it is not wrinkled?
A: They can be ironed on low heat to get the folds out. Also, your dry cleaner can do a great job on them.
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