DIY: Fold a Pocket Square

A pocket square is a fashionable way to add a burst of color and personality to a man’s suit or sports coat. They are appropriate for both daily business wear and for more formal occasions. In fact, many men consider a suit “naked” without one. A pocket square can transform the entire look of your entire outfit. Whether you choose a handkerchief in a bold, striking color or tend towards more subdued, subtle patterns, your suit will look more complete and polished with the addition of a pocket square. There are numerous styles for folding pocket squares. If you plan to learn how to fold a pocket square, then you don’t have to worry about how difficult to do it. This is very sophisticated art and you will be heads above your contemporaries if you learn how to do it.

Pocket squares are the perfect alternatives for those who are dressing up on a tight budget but can still manage to look their best. The trend on wearing pocket squares actually dates back as early as 500 B.C. It is fast becoming popular nowadays because more men are discovering the charm that wearing a pocket square brings. Further in early 1900s, the dapper or elegant gentlemen would never leave their house without a nicely folded pocket square tucked properly in their suit’s breast pocket.  To bring back the same elegance and sophistication of early 1900s, let us learn how to fold a pocket square for a suit in different styles and shapes.

Flat Pocket Square Fold; Lay the pocket square or well pressed handkerchief on a flat surface and straighten it with your hands. Fold it in the middle and again fold in, depending upon the depth of your breast pocket. The flat pocket square should stick around 1/4 to 1/2 inches out of the pocket.

One Tip Up Pocket Square Fold; Lay the pocket square on a smooth, flat surface and straighten it with your hands. Fold the pocket square alongside in the middle to form a triangle. Fold the left side of the triangle to the right and similarly fold the right side to the left. Now tug the pocket square in your breast pocket and give it some final adjustment.

Two Tip Up Pocket Square Fold; Lay the pocket square on a flat surface and try to straighten it. Fold the pocket square diagonally i.e. the bottom corner up so that it looks like two overlapping triangles. Now fold the left side towards the right and right side to the left. Tug the pocket square in your breast pocket and give it a final adjustment.

These some ways about how to fold a pocket square for you. Beside these ways, there are still other many ways to fold a pocket square. Folding a pocket square is an art in itself. It takes several tries to perfect them. Nevertheless, your efforts will not be in vain especially when you walk in the middle of an affair donned in the most stylish and nicely folded pocket square. Cheers!