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Learn How to Fold a Pocket Square

Pocket squares have become a popular fashion accessory for men. Whether you are dressing for a formal black tie event or are looking to add a more stylish touch to your business attire a pocket square will do the trick. Below are the five most common ways to fold a pocket square. Find the fold that best matches your personality, outfit, and occasion.

  1. One Corner Up Pocket Square Fold – a classic way to fold a pocket square that is well suited for elegant business attire as well as formal dress.
  2. Folding a Pocket Square two Corners Up – another classic pocket square fold well suited for any function and dress code.
  3. Folding a Pocket Square Three Corners Up – a classic fold that is perfect for those who want a very sophisticated pocket square fold. Well suited for any dress code but slightly better suited for casual and business dress than for formal events
  4. Flat Pocket Square Fold – The fold that James Bond used! It is sometimes also known as the presidential fold. It is a fold that was most popular in the 1920s and 1930s. It is still the best fold for formal black tie functions.
  5. Casual Puff Pocket Square Fold – A more casual way to wear your pocket square. It is perfect for pocket squares that are patterned and different in color and design than the necktie. Best suited for business and dressy casual wear. Less suited for formal events.

Things to Look for When Buying a Pocket Square

Pocket squares can be made from cotton, silk, and linen. White pocket squares, the ones used for formal attire, are best when made from fine pique cotton or finest linen. Both of these fabrics are stiffer and will hold their fold better. Silk pocket squares are best for business and club wear. Look for silk pocket squares that have rolled edges - a sign for attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.

This site is an overview of all popular pocket square folds. Find the perfect way to fold your pocket square. For more information we suggest you also read our Mens Dress Code Guide