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Blue Check and Paisley Pocket Square


The pocket square, as we use them today, did not come into the fashion fold until 19th century. However, the use of colorful fabrics can be dated as far back as ancient Greece and Egypt. The wealthiest class of Greeks were known to carry white linen handkerchiefs to keep their personal hygiene in check. However, the western Europeans of the 18th century began embellishing their handkerchief with elaborate designs and crafted with high-end silk. Today, the pocket square remains a stellar addition to any suit or formal wear. Adding a bit of color and style to any suit.

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Blue Check and Paisley Pocket Square

There are various folding techniques you can use, depending on your preference and the occasion. Some popular folding styles include the classic square fold, one-point fold, two-point fold, puff fold, and more. Experiment with different folds to find the one that suits your outfit best.

Classic Square Fold: This is the most common and straightforward fold. Lay the pocket square flat and fold it into a neat square shape that fits the pocket. This fold provides a clean and polished look and works well for both formal and casual occasions.

One-Point Fold: Start with the pocket square flat and fold it diagonally to form a triangle. Fold one corner up to the top, creating a single pointed end. Adjust the height in the pocket to show the pointed end. This fold adds a subtle touch of elegance and is suitable for various events.

Two-Point Fold: Similar to the one-point fold, begin by folding the pocket square diagonally into a triangle. Then, fold both corners up to the top to create two pointed ends. Adjust the height in the pocket to showcase the two points. The two-point fold adds a bit more flair and is ideal for formal occasions.

Puff Fold: Gather the pocket square in the center and gently lift it up. The fabric should create a puffy shape. Place the puffy end into the pocket, allowing it to slightly billow out above the pocket’s edge. This fold is a relaxed and artistic option, perfect for more casual events.

Winged Puff Fold: Similar to the puff fold, create a puffy shape by gathering the pocket square in the center. However, gently fold the sides inward to create small wing-like shapes before placing it in the pocket. This fold adds a unique touch and works well for both formal and informal occasions.

Crown Fold: Lay the pocket square flat and then start folding from one corner inward to form a series of overlapping peaks. The result should resemble a crown shape. Place the crown-shaped pocket square into the pocket, adjusting the height as desired. This fold is intricate and perfect for formal events where you want to make a statement.

When styling a blue check and paisley wool/silk pocket square, consider how it complements your outfit’s color scheme. Look for shades of blue or complementary colors that tie the pocket square into your ensemble. Mixing patterns can create a striking look, especially if your suit or tie has a solid or subtle design. Experiment with different folding techniques, such as the square fold, one-point fold, or puff fold, to showcase various aspects of the pocket square’s pattern. Tailor the choice to the occasion’s formality, opting for more intricate paisley patterns for formal events and simpler blue checks for casual or business gatherings.

Ensure the pocket square’s size matches your jacket’s breast pocket for a well-proportioned appearance. Coordinate it with your tie or shirt’s color or pattern, or even other accessories like socks or lapel pins, for a cohesive and polished look. Consider seasonal accents, like lighter blues for spring and summer, and deeper blues for fall and winter. Above all, wear your blue check and paisley wool/silk pocket square with confidence to express your unique style and make a lasting impression.

Caring for a wool/silk blend garment requires special attention to preserve its quality and longevity. Due to silk’s delicate nature, it’s best to either hand wash the garment in cold water with a mild detergent or take it to a professional dry cleaner experienced in handling silk blends. When hand washing, avoid rubbing or wringing the fabric, gently swirling it instead. After washing, carefully reshape the garment and lay it flat on a clean towel to dry, avoiding direct sunlight to prevent color fading and silk damage. When ironing is necessary, use a low-heat setting and place a thin cloth between the iron and fabric. Proper storage in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and pests, will further protect the fabric’s softness, sheen, and structure, ensuring your wool/silk blend garment remains a luxurious and elegant addition to your wardrobe for years to come.

Our blue check and paisley pocket squares are made from a wool/silk fabric blend that combines silk and wool fibers in a woven textile. This mixture results in a sturdy and medium-weight fabric with a smooth and satiny sheen on one side. The combination of silk and wool creates a durable and long-lasting fabric, making it suitable for various applications.

The fabric’s crisp texture ensures that it holds its shape well, adding a touch of sophistication.