Pocket squares are probably the easiest and quickest way to make an average outfit more elegant and unique. Once you have mastered the plain white linen pocket square, and the squares with colored edges. the next step is to add some color. Consider matching a tone of your tie, bow tie or sock with one of the 12 available pocket square's embroidered colors and create a sophisticated outfit.
Linen has been used for centuries and is derived from the fibres of the flax plant that is spun into yarn. Like so many things, linen comes in different thicknesses & qualities. We thoroughly tested the available varieties, ranging from coarser linen to the finest double damask, and settled on a quality that was particularly well suited for pocket squares. We opted for a textured look of light, summery colors that will provide you with a debonair look.
The texture of the linen results in an outstanding color palette that is interesting and full of depth.
Most pocket squares are sized to get the largest number of pocket squares per yard of fabric. Unfortunately, this doesn't result in pocket squares with the right size, especially because every fabric has a different weight and weave. Most white linen squares are 43 cm x 43cm - 17" x 17" in size, and while they may work as handkerchiefs in the back pocket of your trousers, they are too big for the chest pocket and make pockets looked stuffed. Similarly, a linen pocket square in 33 cm x 33 cm - 13" x 13" is too small, because it disappears into the pocket over the course of a day.
After extensive testing, we concluded that 38cm x 38 cm - 15" x" 15" is the perfect size for these light bkue textured linen pocket squares. Of course, all Fort Belvedere pocket squares are meticulously hand-rolled.
By nature, linen is very prone to wrinkles. Once you are done wearing it, remove it from your pocket and fold it. If your pochette is too wrinkled, iron it hot with steam or a bit of water from the underside and it should look like new again, taking care not to flatten the edges.
Fine men's clothing and accessories have been our passion for over 15 years. If you have any questions, or need assistance with our pocket squares or other tiems, please contact us! We are always happy to help you build your wardrobe or choose a unique gift.