× How to Rock a Pocket Square POCKET SQUARE GUIDELINES Frame 1: Don't leave your suit naked. A suit without a pocket square lacks finished panache. So always wear one when you don a suit or sport coat. Frame 2: Color coordinating. Your pocket square color should complement some color on your tie, but avoid matching the colors exactly. Frame 3: The go-to. A white pocket square can be worn with any color tie, making the white handkerchief an essential part of every man's collection. HOW TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE The Straight Fold Frame 1: Lay your pocket square flat and bring the left side to the right side. Frame 2: Bring the bottom towards the top, but don't fold it all the way. Frame 3: Fold the fabric in thirds horizontally so that it will fit your suit pocket. The One Corner Fold Frame 1: Lay pocket square flat like a baseball diamond. Bring bottom point to top point to create a triangle. Frame 2: Bring the left corner of the triangle toward the right corner, and the right corner to the fold you just created. Frame 3: Fold the bottom toward the top, but not all the way. The Two-Peak Fold Frame 1: Like the One Corner, only you bring bottom point slightly to side of top, so two peaks are made. Frame 2: Bring the left corner of the triangle toward the right corner, and the right corner to the fold you just created. Frame 3: Fold the bottom toward the top, but not all the way. The Puff Fold Frame 1: Lay the pocket square flat, and pinch the middle of the fabric, allowing the folds to come in naturally. Frame 2: Hold the middle of the pocket square between your thumb and index fingers. Frame 3: Now gracefully gather up the bottom of the pocket square.

| December 18, 2014

Last updated: January 10, 2018

Accessories, Style & Grooming, Visual Guides

How to Rock a Pocket Square: An Illustrated Guide

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The pocket square is a small accessory that, when added to a get-up, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a whole bunch of different suits. It lends your suit jacket a bit of finished panache and can add a bit of interest to your appearance without it looking like you’re trying too hard. This illustrated guide covers everything you need to know to rock a pocket square with style.

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak


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