How to Fold a Pocket Square


How to Fold a Pocket Square

Pocket Squares are a great accessory for any suit, blazer or tux. Knowing how to properly fold one is not difficult once you know how it is done. Below are the 5 most popular ways to fold a Pocket Square. Find the type of fold that best matches your outfit!

Some Basics Tips before Getting Started
Wearing a handkerchief with Neck Ties as well as Bowties is a perfect way to add more personal character to your outfit. When choosing what type of pocket square to wear think about the occasion and about how formal of an event you are dressing for. For very formal occasions you want to wear a classic white pocket square. Slightly less formal are solid color pocket squares that match your neck or bow tie. Least formal, but nevertheless still very classy and elegant are handkerchiefs that are in different color than you neckwear, as well as show patterns (such as checks, stripes, polka dots, and paisleys).

Once you have your pocket square picked out and decided what type of fold best suits your outfit, start by cleaning your hands, as well as the area used to fold your hanky. Keep in mind that handkerchiefs can be made from silk, especially so-called Thai silk, as well as cotton and linen. The benefit of the later two fabrics is that they can be starched, making certain folding techniques much easier. Silk on the other hand has more shine adding a more formal look.