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December 04, 2015

Now that you’ve invested in your Mr. Jenks Pocket Square you want to make sure you take good care of it to ensure it maintains its high quality. As our Pocket Squares are either Silk or Linen we would strongly advise you dry clean these to avoid unnecessary damage to the product. However, we do understand that it’s not always convenient to visit the dry cleaners so we’ve advised on some best practices below.


Cleaning your Silk Pocket Square

Silk is a delicate fabric and should be treated with care. Should you have the need to clean your Pocket Square yourself, be sure to take caution to avoid shrinking and any product damage. You should hand wash in cool or lukewarm water with a minimal amount of washing detergent. If you notice a stain on your Pocket Square that needs some extra attention, use a separate cloth, wet it with cool or lukewarm water and gently rub against the mark.

Never use a Washing Machine to clean your Pocket Square – silk is a natural fibre that cannot withstand high degree temperature or intense spinning for an extended period of time.


Drying your Pocket Square

After you’ve hand washed your Pocket Square, many are unsure of how and where to dry. You should begin by pressing with a towel to remove excess water then lay flat in a shaded area and allow to dry naturally. Avoid direct sunlight and excess heat as this will cause the delicate silk to shrink and may also result in colour loss. You may be tempted to use a hair dryer at a low heat but again, this can cause colour fading on your Pocket Square. Our advice – it’s not worth the risk!


Removing Creases from your Pocket Square

Now that you’ve washed and dried your Pocket Square as advised above, you may notice some natural creases. Creasing may also occur from styling your Pocket Square with a certain fold for a long period of time and here’s how to solve that issue.

Use a very low iron temperature, place a thin cloth or a t-shirt over the Silk and lightly iron. For any deep creases, use the method above, repeating as required. Do not roll the rolled hem edges, this will cause flattening and alter the overall look of your Pocket Square.


Storing your Pocket Square

Since you’ve taken the time to hand wash or dry clean your Pocket Square with care, it’s important you take the same measures when storing your collection. When you are not wearing your Pocket Square, its best you remove it from your Blazer Pocket to avoid creasing from the fold. Where possible, you should fold your Pocket Square in quarters (fold in half then fold over again) and place in a cedar wood box. Note – a cedar wood box is not compulsory but strongly advised due to moisture content and to avoid light damage.

Keep your eyes open for part two of this Blog on how to look after your Linen Pocket Squares.


We hope this blog post was valuable and helps you manage your Pocket Square Collection. As always if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at info@mrjenks.com.




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