Pocket squares have a very rich history dating back to pre-biblical times. Throughout the early and mid-twentieth century, pocket squares were a necessity in every man’s wardrobe but their popularity started to fade as dress-codes and prevailing styles became more casual and laid-back.
Today, pocket squares are undergoing a resurgence as men are becoming more aware and particular about how they dress and classical styles, patterns, and cuts are coming back into mainstream fashion.
In truth, a suit or sport jacket has a pocket for a reason and the reason is to put a square into it. Without a pocket square the suit looks incomplete and “naked”. One can find many guides on how to fold a pocket square and how to pair a pocket square with a tie.
The purpose of this article isn’t to educate on how to wear the accessory but rather to remind everyone that the accessory needs to be worn. Some of the most important life lessons are taught to us by our parents and grandparents. Therefore, here are a bunch of old men to remind us all that wearing a pocket square is not being “fashion-forward”. Rather, it is simply abiding by well-established rules of classical, timeless men’s dress.