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A pocket square is a small piece of fabric, usually made of silk, linen, or cotton, that is placed in the breast pocket of a suit blazer or jacket. Pocket squares are a stylish accessory that can add a touch of elegance and personality to a man’s outfit.
There are several ways to fold a pocket square, including the straight fold, the puff fold, the four-point fold, and the presidential fold. Each fold creates a different look and can be chosen based on the occasion and the wearer’s personal style.
Pocket squares come in a variety of colors and patterns, and can be matched or contrasted with the tie or other accessories. They are often worn with formal or semi-formal attire, such as a suit or tuxedo, but can also be worn with more casual outfits to add a touch of sophistication.
Pocket squares have been a stylish accessory for men for centuries. The history of pocket squares can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, where men would carry handkerchiefs to wipe sweat from their faces.
During the Renaissance period, pocket squares became a fashionable accessory for noblemen and were often embroidered with intricate designs. In the 18th century, pocket squares were a symbol of wealth and luxury, and were made from expensive materials such as silk and lace.
In the 19th century, pocket squares became more popular among the middle class, and were often made from cotton or linen. They were used not only as a practical accessory, but also as a way to show off one’s style and personality.
During the 20th century, pocket squares continued to evolve, with new materials and patterns being introduced. In the 1920s and 1930s, pocket squares were often worn with matching ties, and were folded in a simple, flat style.
In the 1950s and 1960s, pocket squares became more colorful and were often worn with contrasting ties. The pocket square also became a popular accessory for Hollywood celebrities, further cementing its status as a stylish and sophisticated accessory.
Today, pocket squares are still a popular accessory for men. They are often worn with suits and sport coats, and can be folded in a variety of different styles to suit any occasion.
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