post #16 of 16
White is a good color for your first pocket square, since it is the easiest to match (although it can be the most boring too). Once your style develops, you will be shopping for more variety.

Although many are suggesting linen, I would not go with linen for my first square at this time of the year since fall/winter is approaching quickly. Also, you will be limited in the type of folds that will look good with linen. If you want to be able to practice many different folds, I would go with silk...but in that case, don`t get pure white.

Although this depends on personal taste, I would also suggest that you shop for the larger size squares (yes, there are different sizes). The larger ones have more variation in folds.