I regularly wear pocket squares, and I'm usually rather upset when I don't have one that will go well with a particular shirt and tie combination. The key is to have the right pocket square. imageWIS, I mean no disrespect by this, but your argument is complete rubbish. If one is young, one is expected to dress like one's peers? I think if one is to have any sense of style whatsoever, one should certainly not take sartorial cues from the most pathetic stereotypes. Younger men shouldn't feel confined to trucker hats, camoflage, and designer denim. I know that I, for one, would look more ridiculous in that sort of "outfit" than if I were to wear morning dress or white tie to all functions.
You misunderstand... I am not discussing casual wear, nay I am writing about pocket squares, used with either a sports coat or a suit jacket. I for one, do not dress like my peers, in casual wear, business wear or white / black tie. For example, I only wear shirts with cutaway or sharkfin collars, paired with extremely thick double Windsor knots, and I usually sport a SB vest with lapels, regardless if I have a sports coat or suit on. That is look that I have yet to see worn by one of my peers (and that includes my extended visit to NYC last fall). As well, I oftentimes wear the odd-paired lapelled vest with a suit, i.e. a gray suit with a black vest or a black suit with a white vest. Again, this is a look I have yet to see anyone slightly above or below my age emulate. One dresses like ones peers primarily to fit in, at least that is the general case. Out of curiosity, are you implying that all people will look good sporting pocket squares? Jon.