Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to fold a pocket square

At almost every wedding I am at, one of the men has a question about how their pocket square should be worn or folded. So, I decided to do a post about it! :) Hopefully this will help some guys out (do any read my blog?, I'm not sure) but if not, I'll be there to help you out!

There are several ways to fold a pocket square - some easy and some a little more difficult. I'll share several with you!

- The square fold - lay the pocket square flat, then bring the left side to the right side, bring the bottom to the top but don't fold all the way, and lastly fold the pocket in thirds so it wil fit in the pocket.

- The one corner fold - lay the pocket square in front of you so it looks like a diamond, bring the bottom point to the top point, bring the left corner to the right corner and the right corner (not all the way, just until you have a flush edge on hte left side) then the right corner to the left corner (it should end up looking like a fencepost), and lastly bring the bottom up but not all the way. Put the pocket square in your pocket and adjust for the amount of square you want to see.

- The puff fold - lay the pocket square in front of you, pinch the middle of the fabric and allow the fabric to fall naturally, grab the sqaure like you are holding flowers, then gather the bottom of the pocket sqaure and put in your pocket and lastly adjust the sqaure for the desired puffiness you want.

- The corner up fold - start just like the puff fold but instead of putting the corners in the pocket, put the puff part in your pocket. Adjust the corners how you like.

For more pocketfold info and folds, click here!

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