4 Reasons To Wear A Pocket Square – Men'sHandkerchief Tips – Male Style Fashion Advice Hi! I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real MenReal Style.
Today, I'm going to be giving you four reasonsto wear a pocket square.
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Okay, the four reasons, I'll get right tothem.
It's going to help you stand out.
It's going to show you to pay attention todetail.
It's going to allow you to introduce a fewextra colors to your outfit.
It helps dress up an outfit that otherwisemay not appear to be very dressy.
Standing out This requires a bit of courage.
I think we live in a society and many of usfeel that we like to blend in.
It's like one of those things, if you thinkback to your time in high school or your time in college, who wants to be the person thatthe spotlight is on and everyone is looking at and everyone is scrutinizing? For most of us, that isn't the ideal placethat we want to be.
I mean, there are some people out there whojust die and want that spotlight, but for most people, that's not us.
For various reasons, that's just not us, buta pocket square is a small way, it's a small little detail which will draw attention.
I challenge you to go to a large city andwatch men walk by in suits and try to count how many pocket squares you see, very few, maybe 1 of out 100.
I think the last time I did that was in Londona few years back.
Yeah, in a city like London, I really thoughtI was going to see more, but it was I think maybe 1 of out of 50, 1 out of 100 men actuallywore a pocket square.
This is something that is very small, butit's something out of the ordinary and it is going to draw a bit of attention, but Ithink it's a good detail.
Now, you need to keep it muted depending onwhat industry you're in.
if you're working in an internet startup companyin San Francisco, you can wear the puff.
Wear that thing however you want.
If you're working for a more conservativebank over in New York City, then you're going to want to go for the TV fold, just that straightone which Harry Truman used to wear all the time in the presidency.
If you're down in Dallas and you're in a museum, depending on how the museum is, you've got a bit more leeway there.
What I'm getting at is that you're bringingin something that's going to help you stand out.
People are going to notice it, maybe evenask you about it, and it's just something that helps you stand out from the crowd becauseat the end of the day, we all think of ourselves as unique human beings, but when it comesdown to it, look at other people.
Oftentimes, we don't think of other peopleas all unique.
We think of them as, “Okay, everyone elseis all the same, but I'm the unique person.
” Well, by actually wearing a pocket square, you kind of help yourself to stand out a little bit different visually especially if you'reconstricted with everything else and you're having to wear a suit.
You might as well have fun with it.
Details It shows that you pay attention to the detailsand the people that notice it are going to be other sharp dressed people because they'realways — if somebody spends an extra five to ten minutes every morning making sure thatthey're well put together, making sure that they pay attention to their appearance, you'regoing to pay attention to others.
It's like if you go to the gym and you workout and you take care of your body.
You notice when another guy — I mean, thathas nothing to do with your sexual preference.
It has everything to do with the fact thatyou put in the time, you put in the effort to have a good physique, and when you noticea guy who is in good shape as well, it's kind of like you're part of a club because youknow what it takes to look that way, to actually have a body that responds and has the muscledevelopment that goes into that, the same way with dressing sharp.
So you're going to start noticing women thatgo the extra mile and are very stylish.
The great part here is that if you pay attentionto these details, you can start complimenting other people on these details.
You start noticing and you start seeing them.
I don't know about you, but I want peopleon my team who pay attention to the details because it's in those details which make thedifference between a company that does okay and a company that's very successful.
Color As you can see here, I'm introducing a bitof red in my pocket square.
It's something that I don't have it anywhereelse in the outfit, but this color, red, is very closely related to brown and it worksvery well and it helps to bring out just colors in my skin.
Now, that's something that a lot of you all– maybe you've got really piercing blue eyes, but you can't wear blue shirts all the timebecause blue shirts, as you've probably noticed, if you have blue eyes, will bring out youreye color.
But what you can do is bring that in the pocketsquare and allow to bring out the color there, or maybe you've got an eye color which youdon't want to wear a green shirt or a grey shirt, but you can put that in your pocketsquare and all of a sudden, you're allowing yourself to bring out other colors and makethem more noticeable.
It allows you to dress up a more casual-lookingoutfit Notice I don't have a necktie on and wheneverI go to networking events, a lot of times when I'm out, I don't wear a tie.
In a number of my videos, you'll see me wearinga tie, but for most cases, I'm not wearing a necktie.
Now, does that mean that I'm any less stylishor I'm any less dressed than a guy that's just wearing a poorly fitted suit and hasa tie, a red tie with a white shirt on? I don't think so.
In fact, when I go to these networking events, people, they have to notice them wearing a pocket and that even though I'm not wearinga necktie, I'm wearing a very nice sports jacket, perhaps with a very nice pair of greyflannel trousers with well-polished shoes, so all those little details allow me to actuallytranscend and look more stylish and better dressed than perhaps somebody who's in a higher– technically, a suit is ranked higher when it comes to the level of formality than asports jacket and a pair of odd trousers, but because my stuff fits and looks and thecolors are so nice and it all works well, it actually brings me a bit higher.
Now, if I were to wear a suit with a tie andhave all the cuts and everything right, I would knock it out of the park.
Okay, so those are my four reasons for wearinga pocket square.
The big one is that you've got to get overthe mindset that, “I've never worn one in the past, ” and, “Why would I start wearingone?” Try it.
Go with the very simple, conservative foldthat's just going to be a straight — it's barely visible.
It looks like something that's just barelypeeking out of there.
Watch Mad Men.
They do it really well on that televisionshow.
See how many compliments you get.
I think go with a simple white pocket square.
That's the easiest one to start with and it'sgoing to match pretty much anything.
This has been Antonio Centeno with Real MenReal Style.
I'll see you in the next video.