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All You Need to Know About Pocket Squares

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As we enter the month of May, it’s important to maintain the vibrant tones of Summer and always add that bit of ‘oomph’ to your day. A simple solution? Adding a pocket square to your daily look.

Ever wondered why that guy in the office always seems to look slightly better dressed than you? Even though the two of you have your suits made by the same tailor. Could it be the fit, the style, your body shape? Well, if you take a closer look there’s every chance he has a few minor additions you are missing, chief of which is probably the pocket square. Any man with an inkling of sartorial wit will tell you to never leave home without that folded piece of silk and we’re here to tell you exactly why.

It’s the look defining accessory

While your tailored shirt and your choice of tie matter a great deal to your overall look, it’s the pocket square that can make or break your outfit. Subtle shades or bold and brash hues, there’s no right or wrong as it all depends on the look you are trying to achieve. But one thing is certain, this little square of material has far more bearing on your style than you could even imagine.

How you fold it says it all

Of course you can just stuff it in your breast pocket and hope that it looks good and in some cases it will, but if you take the social setting into consideration, there are folds to suit every occasion and even your mood.

There are endless ways to fold your pocket square but these nine folds should get you through any occasion.

Presidential Fold
Very formal occasions/casual wear

One-Point Fold
At work or with your sports coat

Two-Point Fold
A corporate favourite

Three-Point Fold
Business wear with a sartorial edge

Cagney Fold
Business/casual

Puff Fold
Most stylish of the lot, can be worn on any occasion

Winged Puff Fold
Semi-formal/smart casual

Scallop Fold
Weddings/social events

Dunaway Fold
Business or casual

For more info on how to perform these folds watch out for our upcoming post on how to fold a pocket square.

It adds a personal touch to your look

Here at Montagio we love an individual look and nothing adds that bit of personality to a look as well as a pocket square. Sure, you can do the same thing with a tie, but a pocket square is so much subtler than neckwear which is right there under your chin. A flourish of colour or a slight contrasting shade nestled in your breast pocket is a much more stylish way to add a bit of flair to your look.

It draws the eye

While you might not want to seem like a strutting peacock, you still want to be noticed. So rather than being noticed for your taste in novelty ties, you can draw the attention of your peers with a pocket square. The best thing about this accessory is people won’t realize why they have noticed you and that’s how a subtle accessory works its magic.

While this is merely an accessory we still advise paying for a good pocket square. You never know when someone might decide to look a little closer. If you’d like some further advice on this subtle accessory, then give us a call or drop into the showroom for a chat.

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