Men’s Fashion: Stylish Ways To Fold A Pocket Square

The pocket square is the one item that is sure to boost your overall look in less than five minutes. It is a classic and timeless menswear accessory as well as the single most indispensable tool for defining a man of style.

Choosing a pocket square is an art and there’s no steadfast rule to follow. It should simply complement your shirt and tie, not match them. If it looks right and feels right, walk out the door.

Folding a pocket square can be tricky for some, especially new style converts but practice makes perfect and we’re here to the rescue.

Here are 4 simple folds that will serve you well over time.

The Classic Fold
How to:

1. Lay the pocket square flat.
2. Fold one side over to the other side lengthwise.
3. Fold the bottom up to meet the top.
4. Fold lengthwise again to match the width of your breast pocket.

The Flower Fold

How to:

1. Form a ring with your thumb and index finger and place the pocket square over your hand.
2. Push the pocket square into the ring with your other index finger.
3. Grasp the fabric you’ve just depressed with the hand holding the pocket square.
4. Holding the fabric in place, twist the fabric clockwise.
5. When you get your desired look, cinch the fabric down to hold it in place.

The Crown Fold
How to:

1. With the pocket square laying flat, pinch the center.
2. Pick it up from the center.
3. Form a ring around the pocket square with the thumb and index finger of your other hand and slide it down almost to the bottom.
4. Fold the rounded portion over.

The Puff Fold
How to:

1. With the pocket square laying flat, pinch the center.
2. Pick it up from the center.
3. Form a ring around the pocket square with the thumb and index finger of your other hand and slide it down almost to the bottom.
4. Fold the pointed edges over.

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