The SS19 Guide to Pocket Squares and Bandhgalas

The upcoming menswear season is full of colours, cuts, prints and patterns. And for those with a sartorial agenda, here's a carefully curated suggestion on how to incorporate the latest fashion trends without actually partaking in them.

Discover how you can keep your classic dapper style looking fresh using nothing else but classic sartorial staples already in your wardrobe. No matter what the coming occasion, mood or weather brings, here are some of the most vibrant styling combinations to consider wearing:

Print & Patterned
As seen on the runways of Prada, Marni, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, adapt SS19's most current fashion trend into your outfit by incorporating bright, bold and printed pocket squares. Contrast a slick bandhgala suit with classic baroque patterns for a dazzling effect of fun and class. Or, inject a healthy dose of vibrancy with statement prints like Rathore's Pottery Pink Pocket Square that's perfect with a crisp blue suit. Opt for a puff fold in place of a classic flat fold for that extra effortlessness-feel to really maximise on the print and patterned trend.

Clashing Colours
Bandhgala suits are often seen strictly as formal attire for formal occasions. For the upcoming season, consider breaking this stereotype by pairing your bandhgala jacket and pants with clashing colours. It's a breakout contemporary spin on this timeless look that will suit almost any occasion. If you're feeling extra adventurous, why not match mint with light pink? For those wanting a more subtle approach, pair black to white. For a more elegant spin, try our personal favourite pairing: the purple Georgian Satin Bandhgala Jacket styled with cream coloured trousers.

Monochrome Dressing
Modern sartorialists with an existing capsule wardrobe are in luck as monochromatic dressing emerges once again as the hottest menswear trend for the upcoming season. Consider stealing a page from Burberry and MaxMara's womens’ wear collection and dress head-to-toe in neutrals like beige, white and brown to achieve a more minimalistic vibe. If neutrals are not your cup of tea then, give this trend a unique spin and dress monochromatically in different hues of the same colour. Bonus points if you play with different textures too!