The Best Tie and Pocket Square Combinations30th October 2017
If you’re looking to set your suit apart from the rest, you’ve probably heard that the best way to do so is with a tie and pocket square. Simple yet effective, these stylish accessories offer a chance to add some extra character to formal ensembles without breaking the bank. However, despite being modest, navigating the etiquette of these menswear must-haves can prove quite the task.
Before you rush ahead and put together your tie and pocket square combinations, there are a couple of things you need to bear in mind. Firstly, despite what you may have heard – although it seems like an easy way to coordinate your outfit – matching your pocket square and tie is a no-no. Instead, consider the rest of your outfit first (including the tie) and then choose a pocket square which echoes a colour in your tie, shirt or jacket. Secondly (and just as important), instead of assembling a wardrobe full of dandy hankies straight away, it would be wise to put some time aside to learn the art of the fold. To do so, start by reading our blog post here.
Our Favourite Combinations
If coming up with your own tie and pocket square combinations still seems rather daunting (don’t worry, it won’t forever), then these three fail-safe examples should get the creative juices flowing…
Finally, to help further, take a look at our top tips below:
- Never directly match your tie and pocket square.
- Don’t be afraid of patterns, but be careful not to overdo them.
- Practice your folds.
- If in doubt, opt for a white pocket square.
- Ensure your square is large enough – you don’t want it disappearing in your pocket.