You might want to get a little bit of extra fabric in case you need to try a few times. We made our squares 17 x 17 inches, but any size from 10 square inches to 17 square inches will work.
Pocket squares typically range in size from just under 10 x 10 inches to about 17 x 17 inches, depending on the fabric used. Thicker materials are generally easier to fold in smaller sizes; however, thinner materials require a larger size so that they don’t lose their shape.
The rule of thumb when choosing a pocket square fabric is that you want to match the fabric of the pocket square to that of your jacket. Cotton and linen suits demand a cotton or linen pocket square. Whereas, a very refined woolen suit needs a more refined pocket square, and that means silk.
When you don’t want to wear a tie. “A pocket square can do the same job a tie does—of smartening up a suit or blazer and smart trousers. In fact, because pocket squares are far less of a go-to than ties are, they can make outfits more thought-through and style-conscious.
We like to keep a plain white pocket square for formal occasions, but a square that is predominately white with either a coloured edging or light pattern provides a relatively conservative look that will work in all business environments.
Simply put, a handkerchief is useful, a pocket square is decorative. Both can look alike and can be made from the same fabric—both can be offered in the same dimensions, but both cannot be interchanged.
A pocket square is a simple way to add a touch of flair to a jacket, and is primary used to elevate your look to give you a more stylish appearance.