Guys, if you remember the photo I posted, I just received a cream PS. This one http://www.samhober.com/thai-shot-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-shot-thai-silk-pocket-square.html. I know I know . But I think he's right on its usefulness. This one has a slight sheen to it, but not overly so. Does anybody have this one http://www.samhober.com/satin-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-satin-silk-pocket-square-1.html. I'm curious how different they are. The Thai shot one is very stiff. Holds a puff very well of course, almost foldable. But that very characteristic makes it appear less soft than what you might think of in a classic cream silk PS worn with a tux for example.
I ordered a swatch of the light cream satin silk for the same purpose and didn't particularly like it. It is more of a light silver than a cream and feels stiff and lifeless compared to, say, a Macclesfield silk.
I've experimented slightly and ordered a pocket square in light yellow grenadine fina which is actually a soft cream colour. Hopefully the texture will make it look less like part of a cheap wedding set. I sized down to a 13" square to account for grenadine's bulkiness. Will update this thread with my impressions when it arrives in approx. 2 weeks.