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Silk Pocket Square Care

With the proper care your Sam Hober silk pocket square should last for many years.

The easiest way to keep your silk fabric bright and colorful is to dry clean it at a reliable dry cleaning establishment, one that has experience with fine silk fabric.

In a true emergency silk can be spot cleaned with just a little cold water on a cloth. Then dry by very gently rubbing a dry cloth against the silk. Please note that this is not always going to work. The old advice to use soda water is no longer necessary. Long ago water often had salts in it which would chafe the silk. This is no longer the case with the water supply in most places.

Silk should be hung up in the shade to dry. Never, wring your silk dry, or use a dryer.


Set your iron to a low silk setting and to be safe use a press cloth to prevent a glossy shine from developing. Silk should be ironed on the reverse side. For deep wrinkles a gentle steam from a steam iron or steamer should be used before ironing.

Pocket squares can be ironed on the inside flat area. Be careful not to iron the hand rolled edges. Also, be very careful if you steam silk. Occasionally, steamers “spit” water which can cause water spots.