From classic to modern: Three ways to fold a pocket square for any occasion
The humble pocket square is one of the most effective - and, ironically, underused - accessories in the contemporary wardrobe. Capable of tying together an entire look or elevating an otherwise staid ensemble to something altogether more eye-catching, it’s a veritable swiss army knife when used correctly.
The reason why it’s not embraced more wholeheartedly? The fold.
Ask most wearers of tailored jackets and they’ll admit to loving the idea of a pocket square but are less convinced that they possess the sartorial know-how to fashion it into something visually appealing.
This week, we’re going to rectify those concerns, offering guidance on the three styles you should know, running the full gauntlet from classic to modern pocket square folds. Let’s get into it!
The Peacock Fold
Both decidedly foppish and a personal favourite of ours, the peacock is ideal for more complicated patterns and prints as it’s able to simultaneously showcase multiple parts of the pocket square by mixing them together through a twisting motion.
While complicated looking, this style is remarkably easy to achieve. Start by laying the pocket square down on a flat surface and then pick it up from the centre. As you do so, wring the fabric, twisting it as you do so. Then, simply create a loop with the end from which you picked the pocket square up. You should be left with a rough circle and the four corners sticking out. To finish, insert the centre end in your pocket, fanning the pleats across the breadth of the opening and tweak the four corners as needed.
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