The pocket square possesses eternal elegance. It always adds a sophisticated splash of colour and a personal touch to tailoring, in any situation. This accessory may be small, but it has a big impact.
In the 19th century, when the two-piece suit became a staple, gentlemen kept their handkerchiefs clean by putting them in their breast pockets. This original function was lost in the 1960s when Hollywood icons like Fred Astaire and Clark Gable began use the fabric as a fashion accessory.
The pocket square has since become a sartorial signifier, but there is a trick to wearing it well. Keep the fabric clean and crisp, and fold it appropriately according to the occasion – it’s all in the details.
Click through the images to see the BOSS step-by step guide to folding the pocket square and picking the right fold for every event.