Pocket squares are probably the easiest and quickest way to improve your look. Once you have mastered the plain white linen pocket square, and the squares with colored edges,the next step is to add different materials and textures to your chest pocket. Printed silk- wool pocket squares are not as commonly found as silk pocket squares because it is difficult to create the perfect blend for the chest pocket.
Although a little less shiny, silk-wool pocket squares have a beautiful hand and drape to them. They are particularly suited for casual sport coat combinations as well as all kinds of tweed and country wear. However, you can also combine them with business suits in grey or blue for an understated, sophisticated look. While most pocket squares a now printed in China, and mostly on inkjet printers, Fort Belvedere silk-wool pocket squares are hand screen printed in England and meticulously handrolled.
Perfect Size. 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 silk-wool pocket squares 30 cm x 30 cm - 12" x 12" in size, which is way to small. As a consequence, your square will disappear in your pocket, and that is just sad, after wall why would you wear a pocket square if it is not visible?.
After extensive testing, we concluded that 41 x 41 cm - 16.25" x 16.25" was the perfect size for this salmon silk-wool pocket square blend of 60% silk and 40% wool. Of course, these are meticulously hand-rolled.just like all Fort Belvedere pocket square because only handkerchiefs with fine hand rolled edges look good, whereas machine made ones are the epitome of a cheap look.
3 in 1: This Off White Rabbits on Wine Red with Green pocket square can be worn folded with the printed center medallion peaking out of the pocket, as a puff fold or shell fold or showing the bordered and dotted edge or the solid burugndy red part.
Perfect For Country & Casual Outfits. It is hard to find pocket squares with country style motifs but with the square you will immediately feel like a propler English country gentleman. It pairs well with dotted or micropattern ties in silk, ancient madder and wool challis. At the same time you can also combine it with striped neckwear.
Even though Red is generally a more eccentric color, the dark subdued shade of this pocket square is very sophisticated and not loud. Designed for rougher fall winter fabrics such as tweed, flannel and moleskin, it adds a wonderful dash of color that is noticeable but not too loud.
The color spectrum of wine reda and various shades of green and off white is subdued. As such, this could even be the pocket square of choice for rambunctious city gents, although we think it's better paired with sport coats and odd jackets or three piece tweed suits.
If you like the country, hunting and shooting, this pocket square is for you!
Although many consider silk to be very delicate, it is in fact a very strong fiber that is rather wrinkles resistant. When blended with wool, it drapes better and becomes even more wrinkle resistant, and the silk lustre disappears. However, if you leave your square folded in a pocket for days, it will show wrinkles.
Hence, we recommend, you take it out of your pocket at the end of the day, fold it into a square and let it rest in a drawer that protects it from dust or sunlight. In case your pochette is wrinkled, use some steam and if that doesn't help, put a cotton cloth between the silk and your iron. Gently steam iron the center of the square, without flattening the edges. Within seconds, the wrinkles should disappear.
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 accessories, please contact us! We are always happy to help you build your wardrobe or choose a unique gift.