His Master's Choice: the Gentleman's pocket square
Called a 'pochette' in France and a 'pocket square' in England, these men's accessories know exactly where they belong - in a man's breast pocket. Folded in one of many different ways, this elegant handkerchief adds a splash of colour to any suit jacket while being more or less subtle, and compliments the carefully chosen wardrobe of the gentleman in the best possible way. They add to any outfit, be it casual, business or a festive occasion: combined with a suit and tie or a classic waistcoat, a stylish pocket square in matching colours (plain or patterned) is sure to make an impression. During the Biedermeier period, colourful scarves were first worn to adorn the breast pocket of frock coats & co - the precursor to today's pocket square. The tailcoat, back then without a breast pocket, had to make do with a white carnation on the lapel. In the 1930s, sets consisting of a tie (or bow) and a matching pocket square appeared - we don't like that at all, as it is somewhat unimaginative. Folded pocket squares are not our first choice either: Herren von Welt, sophisticates around the world, always fold their pocket squares themselves.