There really aren’t any rules when it comes to how to fold a pocket square; it really depends on your personal preference. However, pocket squares are a great way to add a little something extra to your tuxedo or suit. Here’s a little insider tip: always start with an ironed pocket square.
Let us show you how to fold a pocket square.
There are a ton of different ways to make a pocket hanky look good with your tux or suit. We’re going through 3 of our favorites in this video. Don’t have time to watch the video, we have written directions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuvG09FwL2I
How to fold a pocket square: The straight fold.
This fold is simple and understated. First, lay the square flat. Bring the left side to the right side, then fold the bottom up towards the top, stopping about a half an inch below the top. Then fold the fabric in thirds horizontally so it will fit in your suit pocket. How to wear a pocket square once you fold it: the single peak fold. Start with your square flat, with points at the top and bottom, like a diamond. Fold the bottom point up to the top, so you have a triangle. Then, fold one side of the triangle in toward the middle, followed by the opposite side, so you have an envelope shape. Place the square in your pocket, adjusting for width and tucking as needed.
The casual or puff fold: How to wear a pocket square.
Lay your square flat. Pick up the square by pinching it near the center with one hand; then gather the ends together with your other hand. Place the square in your pocket, tucking the ends as needed. The best advice I ever got regarding pocket squares is to not over think them. And don’t worry about what the square looks like inside the pocket—as long as the part that’s showing looks great, you’re good to go!