Chino season has returned.
And with it, the plethora of khaki colors to choose from. Perhaps you’ve already been browsing for a new pair and stumbled upon the likes of Vintage Sand, Dusty Stone, Insouciant Taupe. But what’s in a name? Were any of those even real? It’s time to put your menswear acumen to the test and play a little game we’ve made up called...
If not, allow us to remind you—there’s a certain charm to sticking something bright, gauzy and not too fussy into your breast pocket during the sunnier months... Plus, it’s the easiest way to inject some bright summer vibes into your navy suit or that sandy linen blazer.
We like to think of it as the first step in the impending seasonal wardrobe shift into a life of gauzy cottons, chambray and linens: the spring pocket square.
Call it wishful thinking for the sunnier times ahead, but there’s something comforting about a little burst of color on a particularly gray day. And since a handsome new crop of bright and airy pocket squares has begun springing up in shops all over, we thought we’d round up your best options:
News flash: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Monday, to be exact.
So you’ll probably want to wear something green to ward off any handsy coworkers, relatives or passers-by. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing.)
Come to think of it, as far as sartorial traditions linked to holidays go, this might be one of the better ones—considering all you’ve got to do is wear “something” green. Which means you can be subtle about it—and, more importantly, get into the spirit without sacrificing your dignity.