Pocket Square Folding | How To fold A Hankie

The pocket square can be used to add a subtle design element to your jacket, or you can choose to make the jacket pocket pop! The white pocket square, often available in cotton and silk can be folded as a rectangle to just peak out the pocket.

There are basic techniques to have the pocket square pop out the pocket more nonchalant, often a colorful hankie design can make (or brake) your outfit.

Tip: similar to my advice when wearing a bow tie (often people wear it only once in a while to special occasions), wear it well before you leave, have it "sit" there around the neck (bow tie) or pocket (hankie) for a some time. Within 15 minutes you can see how solid it performs, and/ or adjustment is needed, instead of walking into a party with a hankie hanging out the pocket less charming.

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Shop Pocket Squares

Matching Pocket Square

A limited amount of top brand offer necktie and pocket square set. The design of the tie comes back slightly different with a border design, which makes it match but not having the exact same design.

The exact same design tie and pocket square seems to be not very popular with fashionable/ sartorial men who likes to dress up daily.

  

Prior To Folding A Pocket Squares

Pocket Square Size

Larger hankies often might Take in account that most pocket squares run 13" or a 16" square. Which impacts the outcome. Brand like Ralph Lauren Purple Label still offer a 17" square (almost 50cm).

Also note, the last decades, several brand have made the pocket square of a lighter (thinner) silk, which helps to prevent the pocket square to overwhelm the space in the jacket pocket. Tom Ford is a great example, light weight fancy silk allows you to pop you pocket without using too much space in the pocket. 

 

How To Fold A Pocket Square

Take in account that most pocket squares run 13" or a 16" square. Which impacts the outcome. Brand like Ralph Lauren Purple Label still offer a 17" square (almost 50cm).

The Square Fold

Fold the pocket in half, makes a rectangle. Fold the hankie one more time and it makes a square. That's all.

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