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.