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5 WAYS TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE

September 27, 2016 Bowties & Gents

POCKET SQUARES ARE TIMELESS! They never go out of style, and are the perfect way to top off a well fitted suit or sport jacket! But the knowledge of how to properly fold a pocket square has not been passed onto most men. Not to worry – we are filling the gap with this simple pocket square infographic! Fold #1 – The Presidential Fold This fold is one of the easiest ways to fold a pocket square. It is best for elegant attire such as a formal business dress, with a black tie.    Fold #2 – One Tip Up Another...


MATCHING PATTERNS

September 13, 2016 Bowties & Gents

There are THREE possible ways where you can match your tie or bow tie to your pocket square when it comes to patterns. When the tie or bow tie is a solid color and the pocket square is a neat pattern. In this case, it is rather appealing to have one of the secondary colors in the pattern of the pocket square, to be the main color if the tie or bow tie. 2. When both the tie or bow tie and the pocket square have patterns. Here, it is crucial that the pattern spacing is different. So if your tie...


MATCHING COLORS

September 09, 2016 Bowties & Gents

Ever get stuck between matching your tie or bow tie with your pocket square, or just mix and match them to have contrast? Here is the thing: The main rule to consider when wearing a pocket square with a tie or a bow tie is that THEY SHOULDN’T EXACTLY MATCH!  While the colors should complement each other, matching patterns of your tie or bow tie with your pocket square is the ultimate recipe for disaster. Just as other pieces of your attire differ in fabric and pattern color such as your suit, shirt and tie, so should your pocket square! We...


A BRIEF BOWTIE HISTORY

September 05, 2016 Bowties & Gents

The concept of bow ties originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian war of the 17th century, and flourished in the scene as a new style in the start of the 19th century. In the beginning, Europeans would wear scarves around their necks to hold together the top of their shirts (at the collar).  It wasn't long until the upper class in France, who were the leaders of fashion at the time, invented The Bow tie! Vive La France! Over the recent years, this accessory has gained a lot of attention among men, which also exceeds great class and sophistication,...