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Colored pocket square with white tie

Faux Brummell

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Hi all. I'm helping an acquaintance of mine put together his outfit for his upcoming wedding. He's not a formal wear guy (or really even a menswear guy), but he decided he wanted to go with an evening tailcoat. He was unfamiliar with formal dress codes but I gave him an overview and showed him pictures of folks like Fred Astaire (my friend is a dancer) and I think I've convinced him to go with a pretty traditional white tie ensemble. He does want to wear a pocket square that matches his wedding colors - obviously white is standard but would a colored square be "wrong" or just unorthodox? I'm not going to try to talk him out of it either way (it makes the bride and groom happy, and I feel like if I can take a guy who referred to it as a "black tuxedo jacket with the short front and tails in the back" and get him to go with a proper waistcoat, bow tie, etc, then that's pretty damn good), but I can't help but be curious.

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