In this video you will see one way to prepare and wear a handkerchief in the breast pocket of a coat. The idea is to make the handkerchief look as natural as possible, simply placed in the pocket with no thought.
The linen or cotton hanky is a functional instrument of dress and not a decoration, something all too often implied by the idea of a “pocket square.” Avoid complicated folding techniques that render a studied and dwelled upon look. The ideal handkerchief should look like it is growing out of your pocket.
We will also look at how to knot a cravat or ascot using a simple “four in hand” technique. Once again, the ascot, like this one made of moleskin, is a functional and often necessary item of dress, it keeps the neck warm on cold days and helps avoid those nasty colds and sore throats in winter. You would like that, right? We will be looking at how to wear a full sized silk scarf as an ascot in an upcoming feature.