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Published: 08 April 2017

By Andy Ross

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The pocket square

Pocket squares have made a comeback over the last few years, but did you know they have a long and very interesting history?

According to Rampley & Co, the pocket square has been in use since the late 19th Century, having been derived from the linen or silk handkerchief. It was only in the 20th Century however that the squares became an essential for the well-dressed. Adding a touch of style to a suit, pocket squares can be folded simply or more extravagantly, and nowadays they come in many different shapes and sizes, colours and patterns to suit any pocket, and anybody can sport one to make a difference to a tweed suit or jacket... How very sophisticated and what a lot of fun!