Stylish Pocket Squares for Winter 2013

Brooks Brothers Tartan Pocket Square

Nothing tells the world that you know how to dress like a pocket square. A pocket square is what separates the men from the boys. It impresses clients and ladies, gives confidence where none existed before. Men much smarter than I have said, and I quote, “If Napoleon had worn a pocket square Russia would have been at his mercy.“

A pocket square exudes both confidence and class. If you’re looking to stand out in a crowd or present your very best then a square should be protruding from your breast pocket. For a true gentleman, a stylish square is the icing on the cake.

Aquascutum Mini Check Jacquard Pocket Square

Price: $72

Pair it with: navy blazer, tuxedo, black suit, grey suit


Aquascutum Pocket Square

I picked this square from Aquascutum for its versatility. It will go great in your navy blazer and even better in your tux.  Its subtle details offer just the right amount of class to any outfit. And well, it’s from Aquascutum. Need I say more?

Paul Fredrick Paisley Pocket Square

Price: $30

Pair it with: windowpane, plaid or houndstooth sport coat

Paul Fredrick Paisley Pocket Square

You won’t find Paul Fredrick in stores, but you will find classic menswear items at a good price. I’ve always loved their ties so it’s no surprise that their pocket squares are also top notch. For winter, I recommend this one in paisley. For best results pair this with a windowpane, plaid or houndstooth jacket.

Charles Tyrwhitt Black & White Puppytooth Pocket Square

Price: $20

Pair it with: gray suit and white shirt

Charles Tyrwhitt Black & White Puppytooth Pocket Square

Charles Trywhitt is one of my favorite brands. Their catalogs are quirky and fun to read, their style is classic British, and their service is impeccable. Mix this black and white pocket square with a sleek gray suit and white shirt. Leave the tie at home.

Brooks Brothers Tartan Pocket Square

Price: $20

Pair it with: any blazer you wear at a holiday party

Brooks Brothers Tartan Pocket Square

What says Christmas better than a tartan vest? Nothing really, except unless you’re confident wearing it you’ll look and feel awkward. So avoid looking awkward this Christmas and opt for this, less visually obtrusive, tartan pocket square. It has just the right amount of tartan for the holidays. Now you can sit around the fire sipping on buttered rum in confidence. Rock this winter pocket square at your office Christmas party and finally get noticed by your boss’ secretary.

J. Crew Navy Glen Plaid Pocket Square

Price: $55

Pair it with: camel hair blazer, dark navy blazer

J Crew Pocket Square

This is one handsome piece of pocket candy. Sport this square and you may find yourself with a nice little piece of eye candy as well. Leave it at home and you’re likely to end up all alone at the end of the night, again. Pair this with that tan camel hair blazer for work or a dark navy jacket for evening.

Vineyard Vines Graham Tattersall Pocket Square

Price: $40

Pair it with: blue blazer, tan suit

Vineyard Vines Tattersall Pocket Square

Who doesn’t like vineyards? I’m sipping on some red right now. Vineyard Vines is a fun, aquatic brand and that fun seems to transfer over into everything they produce, including this sweet pocket square. This was made to go with a blue blazer, but I’d shove it into the breast pocket of my British tan suit as well.

Ted Baker Big Dot Pocket Square

Price: $45

Pair it with: earth-tone patterned sport coat, anything

 Ted Baker Pocket Square

This is one rough-looking, manly pocket square. The color and texture is perfect for winter yet I could easily see this with a linen suit in the summer time.  Ted Baker is a brand you should definitely keep an eye on. And while sporting this square, people will definitely be keeping their eyes on you. I’d throw this one into any earth-toned patterned sport coat.

Hugh & Crye Solid White Pocket Square

Price: $20

Wear it with: anything

 Hugh Crye Pocket Square

I’d be remise if I didn’t include a classic white pocket square in this selection. I’d never suggest spending a lot of dough on a plain white square so this one from priced at only $20 is a sure deal. Wear it with anything.

Stay true to yourself. Be kind to others. Define your own style.

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