Hermes squares are just over 17".
Drakes squares are just over 16 1/2".
Flusser says "The best size for the pocket handkerchief is the 16-to-18-inch square, and, like the subtle hand-stitched edge of a finely tailored jacket lapel, its...
Quote:Originally Posted by Kent Wang I'm starting to think that the looseness of the pocket is quite important. If you're always using larger squares, then you'll stretch out the pocket and smaller squares will start sliding down in...
A) Get someone to finish the edges. Any decent seamstress can do it. Mine charges me $10 each.
B) 16x16 is my strong preference for silk squares. I'd much rather be generous than stingy.