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Do I have to wear a pocket square?

Written by Courtney Baldwin March 05, 2019

Question:

Is a pocket square required when wearing a suit?
 

Answer:

A pocket square is certainly not required when wearing a suit or tuxedo but it is a detail that is both decorative and functional.  If pocket squares in bright colors are bold patterns are not your style, consider selecting a plain white cotton pocket square that can be placed in a square fold.   In addition to being a great style detail it can be used if you happen to shed a tear at the alter 😉

If you do decide to wear one, check out our guide to Classic Pocket Square Folds for Weddings

About the Author

Courtney Baldwin - The Groomsman Suit

Courtney Arrington-Baldwin is the co-author of GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Planning for Every Budget. She has a seasoned background in menswear styling and provides style advice and wardrobe planning for TGS couples and their wedding attendants. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York City, she has a sophisticated understanding of wedding style, fit, and budget.