Posted by menstyleqa on Mar 30, 2012 in Jewelery & Accessories | 3 comments
Is a pocket square the same as a handkerchief/bandanna, or does it need to be a smaller piece of cloth?
It depends a bit on what fabric you’re using. A thick cotton or linen square meant to be pressed into a very sharp fold will have a little more body than a soft, thin silk square, so a smaller overall square will help keep the folded square from making your pocket bulge.
A cotton bandanna like you’d wear on your head or use as a sweat-rag is too big and too thick to really fold down into a nice pocket square. Look for something smaller and thinner.
Small pocket squares (like the kinds you get with rental jackets) are usually about a 8×8″ square of cloth. A bigger, nicer silk one might be more like a foot or foot and a half square. More then two feet square would be unusual and pretty pointless — most of that cloth will be hidden.
Was this answer helpful?
We did a video on pocket square size (and also material, which this question doesn’t ask about) on our Real Men Real Style YouTube channel:
I came across these articles over at A Tailored Suit which are also in support to the video (http://youtu.be/nkiCMZxtNrg) that Antonio came up with for this topic:
http://www.atailoredsuit.com/mens-pocket-squares-intro.html and http://www.atailoredsuit.com/mens-pocket-squares-folding.html
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Posted by RMRS Team on May 21, 2015
Posted by RMRS Team on May 20, 2015
Posted by RMRS Team on May 19, 2015
Posted by Matthieu Cramers on May 18, 2015
Posted by Steve Merrill on May 12, 2015
Posted by Clay Dees on Dec 18, 2012
Posted by Carlos on Dec 31, 2012
Posted by Andybiotic on May 3, 2012
Posted by Shaun_Kingston on Jan 12, 2013
Posted by menstyleqa on Mar 15, 2012
Posted by Nicholas on Nov 12, 2012
Posted by ratnacage on Dec 11, 2012
Posted by dex on Mar 15, 2013
Posted by allexradu on May 10, 2012
Posted by iliakhouri on May 19, 2013
Posted by iheartubuntu on Nov 19, 2012
Posted by RMRS Team on Mar 24, 2015
You are not currently logged in.
Powered by RealMenRealStyle