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Presidential Pocket Squares

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Is Biden the first U.S. president since Reagan to wear pocket squares? He doesn't always wear them, but often enough. I'm trying to recall a president since Reagan who wore them. Please correct me if I'm wrong, just wondering from across the Atlantic...

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ahaha ok! That must have been rare for Trump but I'm not sure...
 

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Yes, Biden is the first US President since Reagan to wear a pocket square with regularity.

One test is to see who wore one when accepting their party's nomination.



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Joe Biden's Conspicuous Pocket Square




Combing through archival footage, the one time I spotted Biden not wearing one is when he accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama. But that event was sprung on him as a surprise. At other important functions, he wears a white pocket square by default.

For every other president since Reagan, wearing a pocket square was the exception, not the rule.
 
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Yes, Biden is the first US President since Reagan to wear a pocket square with regularity.

One test is to see who wore one when accepting their party's nomination.



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Joe Biden's Conspicuous Pocket Square's Conspicuous Pocket Square




Combing through archival footage, the one time I spotted Biden not wearing one is when he accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama. But that event was sprung on him as a surprise. At other important functions, he wears a white pocket square by default.

For every other president since Reagan, wearing a pocket square was the exception, not the rule.
Good photo research as always!
 

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First US President to wear a pocket square at a SOTU address since Reagan

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