The pocket square has had many uses over the years. Starting as something you blew your nose with, the once named handkerchief is now more of a fashion statement. Most people assume the pocket square is something to dress up a tuxedo or for an evening blazer, when it can actually be worn throughout the day.
Pocket squares can be made of cotton, cotton-synthetic blend, synthetic fabric, silk, or linen. Cotton and linen being your best bet for day and synthetic fabrics and silk are best for night. If you are not sure as far as color and patterns go, try going with colors that compliment each other. Mixing patterns seemed to be a bit taboo in the past and are now welcomed. Here are the top 5 ways to fold a pocket square if you are ever confused as to which way to go about it.
- The Presidential, being the most simple, is folded at right angles to fit in the pocket.
- The Westo Four Point fold, the fastest way to achieve a four point fold effect.
- The TV Fold looks similar but is folded diagonally with the point inside the pocket.
- The One-point Fold is folded diagonally with the point showing.
- The Two-point Fold is folded off-center so the two points do not completely overlap.
Until next time!