19 Pocket Squares for Every Kind of Groom

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A pocket square adds an extra special touch to any wedding day look. These accessories, which look similar to handkerchiefs, are often worn folded and tucked into the breast pocket of a suit, jacket, tuxedo, or blazer. 

What’s more, pocket squares are great for adding a touch of fun or elegance to any look and occasion, whether you’re hosting an intimate, laid-back beachfront ceremony or opulent black-tie affair. When choosing the right pocket square, there are a few things to consider, including size, color, fabric, and, of course, price. Fortunately, there are dozens of options—ranging from pricey patterned pieces to custom monogrammed ones—to best suit (pun intended, of course) the groom. 

To help you narrow down your choices, we found the 19 best pocket squares for every type of groom.

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For the Minimalist: J. Crew Linen Pocket Square

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Courtesy of J. Crew

This white linen pocket square from J. Crew is both simple and stylish. Its timeless design is best for a minimalist groom.

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Best Silk Option: Jupiter Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Reiss

This polka dot-printed pale pink pocket square is made with 100 percent silk. Despite its playful pattern and fun color, its elegant fabric will instantly elevate any groom’s wedding day outfit.

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Best Floral Option: Ted Baker Interest Floral Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Any floral aficionado will appreciate this silk pocket square from Ted Baker. The neutral navy border perfectly balances out the colorful pattern.

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For the Cocktail Lover: ETON Cocktail-Print Linen Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Selfridges

While this cocktail-printed pocket square may not be the most appropriate for your wedding ceremony, it certainly is a fun pick for the reception! Cheers!

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Most Sentimental: DonovanDesignLinens Embroidered Monogrammed Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Etsy

Looking for a sentimental—albeit inexpensive—wedding gift? Consider this monogrammed pocket square, which you can embroider with your initials, wedding date, and a short-and-sweet message.

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Best Designer Pick: Tom Ford Contrast-Tipped Silk-Twill Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Mr. Porter

Although it’s on the pricey side, this Tom Ford pocket square features a clean, chic design complete with anything but basic black trimming.

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Best Bling: Stefano Ricci Men's Embellished-Border Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If you’re looking to splurge, consider this one from Stefano Ricci. The white silk pocket square is embellished with beautiful crystals for a subtle, special touch of sparkle.

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For the Laid-Back Groom: Brooks Brothers Pre-Folded 2-Point Linen Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

Skip the hassle of folding your own pocket square and snag this pre-folded one instead. Its crisp linen fabric and all-white hue make it ideal for more laid-back affairs (think elopements, beachfront weddings, garden weddings, and micro weddings).

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For the Stylish Groom: Pronto Uomo Steel Blue Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Men's Wearhouse

While this silk Prono Uomo Pocket Square comes in 20 different colors, we’re especially loving the Steel Blue hue. However, you really can’t go wrong with any of the options.

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Most Unique: Canali Fancy Motif Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Canali

Skip the basics in favor of this silk patterned pocket square from Canali. Plus, its bright blue-and-white hue adds the perfect pop of color to any look.

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Best Monogram: O'Harrow Clothiers Little Heart & Initials on Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of O'Harrow Clothiers

For the groom who wears his heart on his sleeve, this monogrammed silk pocket square will surely put a smile on his face. Add your wedding date and initials and choose your desired thread color.

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Most Unexpected Pattern: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Race Car Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

In our opinion, weddings should be fun. What’s more, this race car-printed silk pocket square will (hopefully!) remind you to have fun throughout your big day as you soak up every moment of it.

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Most Colorful: Ralph Lauren Patterned Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

A pocket square serves as the perfect accessory for a groom who’s not afraid to experiment with bright colors and bold patterns. Consider this silk Ralph Lauren one, which features hand-rolled edges and a cheerful, colorful design.

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Most Statement-Making: Brackish Blythe Silk & Pheasant Feather Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Featuring a blend of silk and faux feathers, this pocket square is sure to make a statement—in the best way possible, of course. It even comes with a wooden gift box as an added bonus.

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Best Blue Option: Ermenegildo Zegna Double-Sided Graphic Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

This double-sided Ermenegildo Zegna silk pocket square looks incredibly dashing when paired with a navy tux or suit, thanks to its beautiful shades of blue.

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Best Budget: Devils Advocate White Pocket Square

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Courtesy of ASOS

Sometimes all you need is a simple white pocket square to complete your look. Well, look no further than this budget-friendly find.

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For the Bold Groom: Salvatore Ferragamo Geometric-Print Silk Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Saks Off Fifth

This neon-hued silk Salvatore Ferragamo pocket square features a fun geometric print that perfectly complements the bright orange color.

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Most Casual: David Donahue Red Whip Stitch Linen Pocket Square

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Courtesy of David Donahue

This woven pocket square is made of linen. It’s not overly formal or too casual; however, the stitch detailing, which comes in eight colors, adds a playful touch.

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Best Paisley Print: Peter Millar Portofino Paisley Pocket Square

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Courtesy of Peter Millar

Paisley print is always a good idea. The popular pattern is commonly found in menswear and accessories, such as this silk pocket square from Peter Millar, which is crafted from Italian silk and cotton yarn.

FAQ
  • What's the difference between a pocket square and a handkerchief?

    A handkerchief is designed to be used, while a pocket square is more for decorative purposes. Additionally, a pocket square is visibly displayed while a handkerchief is typically not.

  • What is the best size for a pocket square?

    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.

  • What is the best material for a pocket square?

    Pocket squares are available in an array of fabrics, with silk and linen the most common. Silk is an excellent choice for formal affairs, while linen pocket squares are typically meant for more casual wear, there are some great high-quality linen ones out there, as well.

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