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Just like origami is a skill that requires practice, so too is the art of styling a pocket square. Whether you’re aiming for a foppish insouciance, a crisp pop of contrast in your chest pocket or a stylised expression of sprezzatura, it all comes down to the way in which you fold.
Here, we provide a definitive (ish) guide to the three most common ways of wearing a men’s pocket square along with some tips for how to find the perfect pairings with your suit or blazer.
Let’s dive in!
Tuck 'n' go
For those who have a ‘devil may care’ attitude when it comes to dressing, the tuck ‘n’ go is for you. Arguably the easiest to execute yet hardest to pull off, this fold style simply sees the wearer push the centre of the suit pocket square into the pocket, leaving the ends trailing out the top.
Decidedly foppish, this works particularly well for pocket squares that have a contrasting border as this creates a petal like effect when the corners protrude from the pocket.
The trick with this style is gauging the right amount of fabric to leave hanging out. Whilst there are some who favour a slightly wilted effect with the pocket square ends drooping over the pocket, we recommend keeping them a little more trim to maintain an easy-going but crisp effect.
Undecided on the style for you?
Visit your local showroom to chat with the team who can advise (and even provide a folding tutorial if needed).