(Closed) Pocket Square Dilemma

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Should the groom have the same colour pocket square as the groomsmen?
    Yes : (0 votes)
    No : (1 votes)
    13 %
    It would look great either way! : (7 votes)
    88 %
    Other (comment) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    White linen pocket squares are the standard for a Tuxedo.  I would do that, or have the guys in no particular pocket square, and from with white.  Whatever of the options you do, it will not look weird, so go with whatever you and your Fi like best. 

    Post # 4
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t like men in color for weddings (aside from standard grey, navy, black) – it looks too prom-like for me.

    We’re doing black tuxedos, white shirts, black ties, white pocket squares. For everyone.

    Post # 5
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Chani:  I think the groom will look best in a white pocket square. Then again, I’m biased. We did almost exactly what you described. Black tuxes, black vests, white shirts, and a rose pocket square for the guys and black tux, ivory vest, white shirt, ivory pocket square for Darling Husband. It looks nice and the only hint of color was the pocket square so it wasn’t too prom-like or too hum-drum either. 

    Looking at this photo makes me giggle because clearly none of the men had any idea how to fold a pocket square. haha. Oh well. They’re pockets quares. If someone really cared enough to complain about it/point it out, I’d probably want to ask them to leave anyways. lol





    Post # 6
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    A coloured pocket square should not be considered prom like, in the way that coloured vests, and ties, are.  It is a classic place to add colour to a Black Tie rig, if one is going to do so.   The guidelines are, generally, to choose a rich, deep colour (check), do it with only one accessory (check), and to place it somewhere that it is surrounded by black (check).  A cranberry pocket square is a perfectly classic way to add a pop of colour, if one is going to do so. 

    Cranberry, I would probably do in silk satin, but I would definitely stay with linen for white.  White silk can look a little gaudy, and also does not pick up the shirt as well, because of the large difference in texture and sheen.  A pocket square should, generally, pick up a colour from elsewhere in an outfit, but not the tie.  Since a Tuxedo us only black and white, your options are to pick up the shirt, if to add a third colour.  I’m planning to get a royal blue silk square to wear with my Tuxedo, when I’m feeling like some colour.

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