Princeton Insider: How to Wear Pocket Squares
The pocket square is making a comeback.
This elegant accessory is often worn in bright, contrasting colors to a men’s tie. Princeton Magazine has selected our top pocket square patterns below, which make the perfect gift for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19.
With Turnbull & Asser’s playful silk pocket square you can monkey around while still maintaining polished style.
Colors: Ivory or Navy. Logo in bottom corner. Cotton/Silk.
This neat square will lend a perfectly refined accent to your chest pocket. Made in Italy by Brunello Cucinelli‘s master craftsmen, this denim-look version is designed to give tailoring a cool, modern nonchalance. Wear this silk and cotton-blend style against grey plaid suiting.
Confident but not ostentatious, a well-made pocket square is an essential component in a smart dresser’s wardrobe. This piece by Drake’s has been exquisitely made in Italy with a mustard-hued hand-rolled border that makes the intricate red, green and blue medallion print really stand out. Wear it to enliven your favourite navy suit.
This pocket square from Ted Baker features a bold floral pattern framed by a striking solid border.
Reminiscent of artwork by Mr William Morris, the hand-printed bird-of-paradise design that decorates this Drake’s pocket square was selected from the brand’s extensive archive. Accented with vibrant dashes of red and yellow, it has been cut in the UK from luxuriously light silk with hand-rolled edges. The chocolate background works particularly well with navy or midnight-blue suits.
Classic yet modern, confident but not ostentatious, Etro‘s pocket square is the perfect way to add a dash of personality to your tailoring roster. It’s been made in Italy from lustrous silk-twill and decorated with a swirling paisley motif in orange, red and brown hues. Try it a tri-point formation with grey suiting.
Pineapples were on the menu at Valentino‘s latest collection, adding a distinctly exotic feel to the show. This pocket square has been made in Italy using sumptuous cotton and silk-blend, and is printed with the distinctive tropical fruit.