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How To Fold A Scallop Fold

The Scallop Pocket Square Fold is a masterstroke of uniqueness. If you want a pocket square that makes leaps and bounds in sophistication, then the Scallop Fold is the perfect technique for you. This gourmet delight is as complex as pocket square folds get, so if you want a challenge that will put your skills to the test, we rate the Scallop Fold 11 out of 10 for difficulty. Don't worry, the effort will be well worth it. It's a masterpiece. It also has nothing to do with shellfish. 


Scallop Fold folding steps

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  1. Lay your pocket square face-up in a diamond shape.
  2. Pinch the bottom quarter of the pocket square and fold it up to create a pleat.
  3. Just above the pleat, pinch the fabric again and fold it underneath to create a triangle.
  4. Hold the pleats together and rotate the fabric anti-clockwise. Then turn it on its back with the pleats at the top.
  5. Take the right corner and fold it down, slightly askew to the left of the bottom point.
  6. Take the left corner and fold it down, slightly askew to the right of the bottom point.
  7. Hold the fabric in place as you fold the sides around to the back.
  8. Fold the bottom section up to the back.
  9. Place it in your pocket.
How To Fold a Pocket Square


The Scallop Fold is a recent innovation that takes a lavish leap from its traditional predecessors. It's a sophisticated little number that uniquely pays justice to the soft drape of the fabric. The lines and silhouette of the Scallop Fold are quite curved, so it will add a nice sense of relief to the angled features of your suit!

Pressure Points

As this can be a tricky fold to complete, especially with silk and satin fabrics, you need to make sure you firmly smooth out each pleat as you go. The more care you take in pressing down each fold, the more clear the pocket square will look at the end. The crowning jewel of the Scallop Fold is the clear distinction between the two layers of fabric!

Styling Tips

Unlike some of our other difficult folds, the Scallop Fold can be worn to casually because of its natural curve. The elegant curved features of the pocket square gives it a relaxed feel that you can wear to virtually any occasion. If you want to wear it to a party, just pair it with chinos and a linen or tweed jacket. To fancy it up for formal events, just wear it with your favourite tailored suit and sophistication will be all yours!
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