SH$T My Texas Dad Has: 5 Tips Of Why Pocket Squares Are Stylishly Cool

May 22, 2024
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Think back: in family photos, your dad and grandad likely had a pocket square tucked neatly away near their lapels. Whether it was white cotton (likely), a matching pattern to the tie near it (also very likely), or if it was a contrasting color (if so, then you come from natty dressers), it made a small, yet impactful style statement about its wearer, according to our style adventurer, Lance Avery Morgan. Just in time for summer wedding season, here’s the low-down on high style.

Here are some guidelines for placing the pocket square for a day at the office…or an evening on the town:

1. Don’t Match. Complement your tie or sport coat with an unexpected color.

Pocket square by Hermes. $200.

2. Have fun. Place it in like a sharp-edged razor, or perhaps with a quick tuck to appear effortless. 

3. Spend What You Want. Granted, several of our favorite pocket squares are pricey Hermès numbers that run close to $200. Consider those a lifetime investment that you’ll wear forever. But, many pocket squares run between $15-$40 bucks.

Pocket square by Hermes, $200.

4. White? Always Right. An inexpensive white cotton or linen square, folded in, is perfect 25/8 for morning to ‘round midnight.

Spectre, 2017. Pocket square by Tom Ford

5. Be Bold. Stand out and get a crazy color that is unexpected – heck, it will be a conversation starter.

So, go forth, young man and place your stamp on the world by starting with your front pocket. It will represent how you give the world, and yourself, some extra thought. Plus, with Father’s Day around the corner, why not get the old man one, too?

The Gentleman Racer by Michael Satterfield

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