It's possible to get Marvin the Mook to start wearing suits and sport coats. It's conceivable to get him to think a bit about fit. You might even bludgeon him into investing an a few pairs of good shoes.
But Marvin is going to jibe at the addition of the pocket square.
The little bit of whatever peeking out of the jacket's breast pocket - or cascading out, depending on the flamboyance level of the wearer - is, to the average guy, the Last Frontier, the Great Barrier to be crossed.
The pocket square says, "Watch out, slobs - I have abandoned the cargo pants, the backwards baseball hat, the two-day beard...and you."
These arrived from Sierra Trading Post today. At $20 a pop. they are inexpensive as these things go, and I think I'll get a fair bit of use from them. Colorful but not garish, whimsical without being silly.
I can tell you guys one thing - women notice pocket squares. This is a mixed blessing, as for every attractive lady giving slightly more than the time of day there is a middle linebacker who wishes to adjust it, but as a bit of plumage the pocket square is quite effective.