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HOW TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE

A pocket square is the final flourish that completes your formal outfits. It's a refined accessory that brings colour and character to everything from wedding day ensembles to weekday waistcoats. However, pocket square folding is not simply a case of putting a hanky in your top pocket and claiming extra style points. A well-put-together gent knows the difference between his One-points and his Reverse Puffs. In other words, the ins and outs of how to fold a pocket square correctly are an art. Here's our guide to getting your folds right.

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The Square Pocket Square

In a rush? Square folding is generally considered to be the quickest and easiest option. Also known as the presidential fold, or the flat fold, here's the most straightforward answer to how to wear a pocket square:

  • STEP 1

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

  • STEP 2

    Fold it in half again, point to point, so it forms a neat triangle

  • STEP 3

    Fold in the two long opposite points on the triangle

  • STEP 4

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

The One-Point Pocket Square

This is a variation on the square pocket square. Unlike square folds, however, you start by popping it in the other way up. This is generally how to fold a pocket square for a wedding suit , although it works equally as well for other formal attire – or even a casual blazer :

  • STEP 1

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

  • STEP 2

    Fold it in half again, point to point, so it forms a neat triangle

  • STEP 3

    Fold in the two long opposite points on the triangle

  • STEP 4

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

The Two-Point Pocket Square

Two-point folds represent a widely accepted approach for working professionals. Where the one-point fold suggests a more relaxed, business-casual style, this structured style has more of a business-like appearance (perfect for matching with more formal ties ):

  • STEP 1

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

  • STEP 2

    Fold it in half again, point to point, so it forms a neat triangle

  • STEP 3

    Fold in the two long opposite points on the triangle

  • STEP 4

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

The Puff Pocket Square

There's more to this laid-back style than simply fluffing up a handkerchief and arranging it in your pocket. It works well with supple silk pocket squares:

  • STEP 1

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

  • STEP 2

    Fold it in half again, point to point, so it forms a neat triangle

  • STEP 3

    Fold in the two long opposite points on the triangle

  • STEP 4

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

The Reverse Puff Pocket Square

This is an upside-down version of the puff. Instead of tucking in the excess fabric, you leave it hanging out for an effortlessly stylish look:

  • STEP 1

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square

  • STEP 2

    Fold it in half again, point to point, so it forms a neat triangle

  • STEP 3

    Fold in the two long opposite points on the triangle

  • STEP 4

    Fold your pocket square in half twice, so you end up with a smaller square