To my mind the very prominent position of this accessory demands that the wearer both thoughtfully consider the right balance between pocket square and other items of his attire, and that he select only a pocket square of the finest material and craftsmanship. Most of my collection of pocket squares are of silk or Irish linen with one or two cashmere thrown in for measure...all with hand-hemmed edges; however, I must admit that I'm not exactly sartorially daring either. I've never considered the cotton handkerchief, white or colored, appropriate for any other than practical application. Â This indispensable item should be impeccably clean, pressed, folded, and tucked into the trousers or a jacket pocket other than the breast pocket. If your looking to try something different, you might consider a brightly patterned linen pocket square. Â According to Roetzel, the British are rather fond of this variation.