Just because your favourite shirt has seen better days, that doesn’t mean it’s farewell. The clever, sartorially savvy thing to do is to make a pocket square out of it, of course. Bet you weren’t expecting that!

But seriously, taking a shirt with a striking pattern, print or colour – or just in a plain colour that you like – that’s knackered under the pits, stained or has shrunk, and cutting a 15x15cm square out of it, is a great way to hang on to a piece of your wardrobe history. And with party season coming up, it’s also a great way to add a flourish to your tailoring. Just watch the video to find out how to do it.