Ties are not the only way you can add color to a simple suit either. What about pocket squares? They’re not handkerchiefs. Do not blow your nose on one. They’re a decorative sure fire item that will boost your look in sixty seconds flat. You can fold them various ways, from a straight fold right through to a puff fold. The important thing to remember again is that coordinating color is everything. You want to match it to a color in your tie, but not match it exactly.
There’s the story that great American film director Martin Scorsese spent days laboring with an editor over a single sequence to a fight scene in Raging Bull. He watched it over and over, still unsatisfied. “What do you want,” the editor eventually asked? “The scene flows perfectly.”
“That’s the problem,” Scorsese replied. They sat down and cut from frames from shots till it was no longer perfect.
The lesson is that in order to obtain real perfection — it’s good to be a little imperfect.
Some other great pocket square tips:
Find a pocket square. Wear it. Your suit looks naked without one.
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