Oscars 2015: The men pick a peck of pocket squares

Steve Carell, left, Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton.
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The standout menswear accessory of the 87th Academy Awards red carpet appears to be a crisply folded white pocket square. A sliver of horizontal white fabric can be seen poking just perfectly from the breast pockets of Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall and Terence Howard.

While the plethora of pocket squares could simply be a style flourish (it does a good job of adding a little -- but not too much -- flair to a standard-issue tux) as the skies over Hollywood just opened up and the rain went from a trickle to a downpour, we’re guessing more than a few of those pocket squares will end up being deployed for brow-mopping and -- for those truly skilled in the gentlemanly arts -- gently daubing the raindrops from one’s date.

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