Best Pocket Squares for Autumn & Winter

With the leaves now fallen and the wind howling in the bitter evenings, it can only mean Autumn is well and truly upon us. With the transition in seasons, it's natural to start to switch up your wardrobe into new season colours, fabrics and print.

To us, Autumn is the best season of the year as we start to layer up, add jacketing into our everyday wear and adorn our favourite accessories into our sartorial style. To celebrate this, we wanted to showcase some of our favourite pocket squares available this season to dress up or down your jacket of choice.

To whet your appetite, we have created our video below to show why we believe we create the world's best pocket squares.

You can view our full range here: Pocket Square Collection.


While summer pocket squares typically have whites and light pastel tones of colour, such as purple, light green, or blues, the winter colours are darker, more prosperous, and warmer. Ideally, for a versatile and statement pocket square, we like to typically have four or more colours running throughout. This allows you to combine it with a broader range of items in your existing wardrobe or pair it with your jacket and tie. 

Navy/Blue Tones
Blues and navy tones outside white are probably the easiest to work with for matching your occasion wear, a classic menswear palette. You can easily pair this with a white sateen shirt, our classic superfine merino wool suit jacket and a matching tie for a tonal pop of print and highlight colour.


silk pocket square
silk pocket square

Green/Olive Tones
Earthy and olive based greens are a great seasonal option to add some cooler tones into your look, working well with other autumnal based colours such as browns, stones and ecru bases which seem to be everywhere on street style and social media at present. Fabrics can be a little heavier here with wools and tweed suiting the favoured option here. 


Orange/Brown Tones
Probably the boldest option colour wise out of our collection, but in our opinion the most impactful and a statement piece. This warm hues of this colour gives depth and richness to your look, we would wear this with Navy or Grey based suiting for that contrast yet perfectly combined look.  


silk pocket square
silk pocket square


Compliment Your Outfit Colours 
The purpose of the pocket square is to complement the rest of your look: either by harmonising or contrasting with your other accessories. So although some stores even offer matching tie and pocket square sets, our advice is to steer clear of these if you want to be seen to be on top of your style game. Instead, match colour families within your accessories, for example, burgundy, as shown below. This ties (no pun intended) the outfit together within an invisible thread, showcasing complimentary style.

Think About Fabrics 
Fabrics are key to build your outfit, think about seasonality and end use. We suggest silk pocket squares all year round, but summer fabrics such as cotton and linen work best on lightweight colours and outfit cloths. Winter fabrics are commonly associated with wools and tweed as heavy in texture and warm in tone. You can read more on fabrics in our Pocket Square Etiquette guide.

Wear The Right Fold
Ensure to match your fold to the occasion. For formal occasions stick to the flat fold or one or two point folds, for more casual occasions use some more flare with the classic puff fold or one of the more flamboyant folds as set out below. If you'd like to master some new pocket square folds, see how our definitive guides here: How To Fold A Pocket Square.



1. School Of Athens
We love this style as versatile all year round with its light and shade hues. An incredibly popular design since producing it as a bespoke commission for a customer, this pocket square features the Raphael masterpiece; The School of Athens. It was painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. 

2. The River Thames With St. Paul's Cathedral On Lord Mayor's Day
This pocket square is based on a stunning work from Canaletto of the River Thames on Lord Mayor’s Day. St Paul’s looms over the scene and becomes a focal point for the viewer and so we’ve chosen to make this the centrepiece of our crop, a stunning building produced in exquisite detail and an iconic landmark that we’re proud to display on this hand rolled silk pocket square.

3. George Washington Pocket Square
This silk pocket square features an equestrian portrait of George Washington painted by John Faed. He is seen wearing military uniform with a hat in his left hand and a sword extended horizontally in his right and riding upon a white horse. The cream and yellow tones make this a perfect addition to a navy blazer this Autumn-Winter and it is of course an absolute essential for lovers of American history.

4. The Palace Guard Pocket Square
This stunning piece of art has the two most classic occasion wear colours within, black and gold. A true party wear option, this would be fantastic paired with black tie or plush fabrics such as velvet to really stand out. The guard in the present painting stands magisterially at the entrance to a royal sanctuary, presenting a formidable barrier to the secret world behind the doors that very few Westerners would have been allowed access to at the time Ludwig Deutsch was painting.

5. Teal And Maroon Persian Flower Paisley Pocket Square 
This Teal and Maroon Persian Flower Paisley Pocket Square is based on a sample pattern made for printed fabrics at Garratt Print Works in Wandsworth, London, and has 7 other colour options within the collection. The green jewel colours are rich and vibrant to perfectly pair with warm fabrics such as wool and tweed. The original design is based on the distinctive paisley motif that evolved from a stylised plant motif more than 2000 years ago.


What Makes Our Pocket Squares So Special?

1. We use the finest mulberry silk with our silk pocket squares and linings. The quality of the fabric can be seen in the texture and the level of detail and vibrancy of the finished product. All our silks are printed in Macclesfield, England, an area renowned for silk printing for the past 200 years.
The Palace Guard Pocket Square Fold
2. We take the utmost care in printing our silk pocket squares and linings which results in truly remarkable levels of detail. Faces, objects and colours are sharp and well defined to give a truly stunning finish. We also take exceptional care with the colour bleed, so the print is almost as crisp on the back as it is on the front, allowing for an unlimited number of folds to a pocket square.
The Palace Guard Pocket Square Detail
3. The art of hand rolling pocket squares is a unique craft and truly makes each piece individual and unique. We feel that the precision and care taken by our skilled artisans gives each square its own unique character, finish and feel. To create the finest rolled hems, the edge of the silk must be softy turned over with a handheld needle and then small stitches are inserted approximately one half to one centimetre apart around the edge, creating a supple yet prominent border.
The Palace Guard Pocket Square Hand Rolled Edge
4. We believe that 40cm is the minimum size for a high quality pocket square. Any smaller and it will slide down inside your pocket with any movement of your jacket, while it limits the number of folds you can achieve as there is not enough volume to hold it in place. It goes without saying we would never advocate any form of pocket square holder. All our pocket squares are either 42cm x 42cm or 40cm x 40cm.

The Palace Guard Pocket Square Detail

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