How To Wear A Pocket Square
How To Wear A Pocket Square
This style tip is for the guys. Suit up with a pocket square to add that extra finesse to your dashing look.
Hi, I am a fashion stylist. And I'm going to talk to you today about various tips to do with styling. Okay, the men's pocket square is like what I think is the icing on the cake in men's style.
It's the final finishing touch, and that's not always necessary but the thing is it just shows that extra finesse when a man actually has a pocket square in his top pocket. Pocket squares come in a variety of colors and patterns, etc. What I'm showing you here today are ones from a tailor Richard James and they're made of 100% pure silk, and I've got this beautiful hand-rolled and hand-stitched edge and that's a real mark of quality.
Men have various different ways they like to show the pocket square. Some of them like to actually match the pocket square to the tie they're wearing especially if it's a plain or a straight-forward pattern. However, you don't always have to match the tie to your pocket square, but it should compliment it.
Look for the kind of tones in your suit or in the tie to be able to pick up and compliment what your pocket square will look like. There are various different ways to actually fold the pocket square and many people have become far more expert on this subject than I am. I'm going to show you a few ways on which to fold a pocket square.
So, first up is the straight fold pocket square. This is probably the simplest and the most straight-forward look for a pocket square, very easy to do, and what you need to do is kind of lay the pocket square flat in front of you. Take it from the left corner across to the right, then you need to fold the square up almost to the top but not all the way to the top, and then you need to kind fold the pocket square into thirds to try and fit into your pocket.
Once you've done that, you need to fold that again, fold the pocket square up but again, not all the way to the top, and take it to the pocket to be able to sit gently as a straight fold. So once this is tucked in, this is probably the simplest and most straight-forward of the pocket square folds, this straight fold. You can just see a little bit of the color and this straight edge along the top here.
Next up, we have the one corner fold. This is another simple-looking fold but it's probably the one that most people are more familiar with. Now to start with, start with the pocket square in a diamond shape so that you have a point facing you and a point towards the top.
You take the bottom corner and move across the top. Smoothing out the crease along here, take the left corner across to the right but not all the way. What you want to do is be able to make a triangle here that will fit in your pocket.
So you move it left to the right, smooth out the crease, take the right corner across to the left and try to make them symmetrical as possible. And now that you've actually crossed there, you need to fold the rest of the fabric around. Remember why you're trying to do this is to enable this to fit into your pocket neatly, so fold it up and again, take the fabric to your pocket and snuggle it in, paying careful attention to the point.
And this is the one corner fold. .