(j @ 19 Nov. 2004, 02:44) That's cool. I would counter, thought, that almost everything else you (could) list has a function of some kind, while a silk 'pocket square' is purely ornamental. Even the tie keeps the neck warm. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that is common yet useless is the sleeve buttons on a suit sleeve. Those, I wouldn't go without, but they come with the suit. Can you think of anything else that's purely ornamental like that? Pocket of a suit Do you have pockets you can't (not don't) put things into? All mine are open and functional, even if I don't use them.