I found myself at Macy’s last week checking out alternative bow tie options for my upcoming nuptials, when I stumbled upon this display rack of bow tie + pocket square combinations from Tommy Hilfiger.
I was pleasantly surprised at most of the pairings that were put together.
This display is a perfect example of the how to complement color and pattern instead of matching exactly. Pardon the blurry photos; the sales associates were starting to give me the stink eye.
Contrast this with most tie pocket square combinations you see, where the tie material exactly matches the pocket square material. Stay away from those.
You don’t have to buy these sets from Mr. Hilfiger to achieve the same effect. Simply keep this principle in mind.