The history of the pocket square goes back to ancient Greece and Rome when they were used in the same way they are today, to blow the nose or wipe the face etc. However in the middle ages they were used to cover the head as suggested by the name. Pocket squares were formerly known as kerchiefs which is derived from the french words for cover and head. In the 18th century handkerchiefs were waved by women at public events such as processions and political events to show their approval.They are also used in types of West - African and African-American traditional dance and some types of English folk-dance.
Pocket Square Folds
See our guide on how to fold a pocket square here: http://bit.ly/2bhD7FP
Presidential fold -
One Tip up Triangular Fold -
Two Tips Up Fold -
Crown Fold Pocket Square -
Casual Fold -
Your pocket square should complement a colour in your tie, bow tie or cravat or if in doubt go for a white pocket square as this will go with any colour or pattern.
Brighten up this navy blue suit with our White and Hot Pink Single Stripe Pocket Square and Mens Single Stripe White And Hot Pink Bow Tie.
Our Plain Royal Blue Pocket Square perfectly complements this Van Buck Navy Paisley Diamond Pattern Cravat. combine with a pair of dark jeans and an off white suit jacket for a a casual look.
Our Duck Egg Blue Polka Dot Pocket Square and Plain Duck Egg Blue Slim Tie will add some colour to a pale grey suit.
Why not pair our Plain White Pocket Square with a Van Buck Limited Edition Stars Multi Coloured Bow Tie and a black suit for a great evening wear look.