Those who love texture in their clothes appreciate how the rough texture of a silk Shantung necktie complements the smooth surface of a gabardine jacket. And though Shantung itself is richly colored, the sheen of a printed silk pocket square is quite complementary.
In the photograph, a dark red, cream and gold striped silk Shantung necktie, peach chambray shirt and a Rubinacci Domus Aurea silk pocket square. The best silk pocket squares have complex patterns with many colors so they can be displayed to different effect depending on their fold. Rubinacci’s silk squares are some of the best in the world in this regard, being beautifully printed in a variety of Neapolitan themes.