Pocket squares, once a utilitarian piece of cloth, are now a symbol of a well-dressed man. Meant to add more elegance and style to a man’s look, Pocket Squares complete the ensemble. Found in many styles, solid colors are the easiest to wear with square fold being the most formal and puff the most casual. When worn, you will surely stand out in the crowd!
King Richard II of England is believed to have invented the predecessor of the Pocket Square. By the 16th century, the Pocket Square became a common piece of garment. Traces of this item of clothing were also strongly seen in the works of William Shakespeare. The Pocket Square was made from different materials and the finest were used by the royals and aristocrats of the time. This made the garment an aspiration for the common folk back then.
Even today, the Pocket Square is associated to a regal look. What was once worn as a norm within the upper-class community; today is a strong trend in fashion. Used as an adornment for western as well as traditional outfits in India, the Pocket Square has made its way into every class. A kurta (an upper garment that looks somewhat like a shirt), a jacket or a waist coat, a churidar and a Pocket Square would generally be your perfect traditional attire for any occasion.
In India, especially during weddings, the groom is seen wearing a sherwani (a long coat like garment), a churidar and a safa, embellished with a Pocket Square and a broach. The Pocket Square is usually available in vibrant colours, in order to provide contrast to the rest of the attire.