Top nine best dressed men with a hanky
You may think the humble handkerchief went out of style decades ago, but much to your dismay or delight they may be making a comeback. Perhaps thanks to the resurgence of all things vintage or the return of the gentleman. Handkerchiefs have served a purpose throughout the centuries to adorn a gentleman’s attire (ie. the pocket square), as a face cloth to absorb perspiration and of course to blow ones nose before the age of the tissue. Some of the most dapper men throughout history sport a handkerchief in their breast pocket, which certainly helps its cause. See our top ten below:
- Donald Draper – Mad Men, and Don in particular, has been credited for the renewed interest in the fashion and style of the early 1960’s. Don is always immaculately dressed and exudes confidence without a hair out of place in crisp, well-cut suits accompanied by a perfectly placed white linen pocket square.
- Prince Charles – Although he is not the most obvious choice, Prince Charles was crowned the best dressed man in 2009 by Esquire magazine for his perfectly tailored trademark double-breasted suits, silk tie and handkerchief.
- Frank Sinatra – Frank is an undisputed style icon with his sharp suits always paired with a pocket square, often bright orange which was his favourite colour.
- John F Kennedy – JFK was renowned for his effortless style and was often seen with a simple white handkerchief in his breast pocket.
- James Bond – 007 always wears a suit with all the trimmings including a pocket handkerchief.
- George Clooney – Mr Clooney is consistently well-dressed and often rocks a handkerchief with his classic suits.
- Sir Winston Churchill – A man of style who made the ‘puff’ pocket square his trademark.
- Andre 3000 – Always original but rarely seen without a bow tie, braces or a pocket square.
- Ryan Gosling – Ryan has certainly moved up in the fashion rankings of late thanks to his contemporary suits and subtle pocket square.