How To Fold A Pocket Square In 6 Different Ways For Fun Styling

Raise your glasses, fellas, not to your top-notch martini game (although cheers to that if you've nailed the dry-vermouth-olive ratio). This toast is for the pocket square, the silent hero of every stylish dude's wardrobe. Remember Gatsby? Yeah, that effortless pocket square magic? We're about to level up your style game like nobody's business.

Forget boring handkerchiefs, these babies are here for catching some eyes’, conversation starters, and the peacock feather to your blazer. And the best part? Mastering these folds is easier than mastering the Macarena (no parrot dance moves are needed).

So ditch the napkin, grab your pocket handkerchief, and prepare to unbind the six folds so legendary, they'll make your tailor weep with envy. It's time to fold your way to fashion fame!

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Here are the 6 different ways to fold a pocket square like a fashion maestro

  1. Fold 1 - The triangle triumph (Semi-casual charmer)
  2. Fold 2 - The classic square (Uhh, the eye catcher)
  3. Fold 3 - The layered triangle (Formal flair)
  4. Fold 4 - The folded wings (Fashion fireworks)
  5. Fold 5 - The one-point wonder (Minimalist masterpiece)
  6. Fold 6 - The artful mess (Casual cool)

Va va pocket square voom

Here are the 6 different ways to fold a pocket square like a fashion maestro

Fold 1 - The triangle triumph (Semi-casual charmer)

The triangle pocket square fold is your go-to move. It's classy, not too formal, not too casual - just like your Sunday afternoon plans. Perfect for weekend brunches, cocktail nights, or impressing your date with your charming skills.

How to fold a pocket square:

  • Lay your pocket square flat, diamond-shaped. 
  • Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top point, creating a triangle.
  • Fold the remaining sides inward, tucking them neatly behind the triangle.
  • Adjust the size and fluffiness to your liking.

 Dress it up:

  • Go for solid colors or polka dots design for a playful touch.
  • Pair it with a casual blazer and chinos for an effortless look.

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Fold 2 - The classic square (Uhh, the eye catcher)

Who said pocket squares are boring? Not us! The square fold is a timeless wonder, exuding an air of confidence. Perfect for those days when you want to look sharp without trying too hard. We've got squares that'll make you rethink geometry altogether.

How to fold:

  • Lay your pocket square flat, face down.
  • Fold it in half vertically, then fold it in half horizontally.
  • Adjust the size for your pocket, and voila, you've got a pocket square masterpiece.

 Dress it up:

  • Go for crisp cotton funky looking hanky.
  • Pair it with a sharp casual or velvety shirt for boardroom dominance. 

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Fold 3 - The layered triangle (Formal flair)

Ready to climb the style stairs with a formal touch? The layered triangle, or as we like to call it - the stairs fold, adds a style lift up touch to your suited-up look. Ideal for weddings, semi-formal events, or when you want to impress your boss with your attention to detail.

How to fold a pocket square:

  • Lay your pocket square flat, diamond-shaped.
  • Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top point, creating a triangle.
  • Fold the remaining sides inward, but this time leave a small "step" of fabric exposed.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3, creating a layered triangle effect.

Dress it up:

  • Pair your printed pocket square with a dark suit or semi-casual solid color blazers.

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Fold 4 - The folded wings (Fashion fireworks)

This fold is for the bold and the adventurous. It's like a burst of creativity in your pocket, guaranteed to turn heads and spark conversations. Perfect for casual outings, theme parties, or when you want to channel your inner peacock (without the feathers, of course).

How to fold:

  • Lay your pocket square flat.
  • Accordion-fold the square vertically, creating a series of pleats.
  • Stand the folded square upright in your pocket, letting the pleats fan out like a mini firework.

Dress it up:

  • Pair it with a casual shirt and jeans for a touch of whimsy or some formal blazers for special occasions would also work.
  • Warning: this fold may attract compliments (and curious stares).

  

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Fold 5 - The one-point wonder (Minimalist masterpiece)

Less is definitely more with this fold. It's the epitome of clean lines and understated elegance, perfect for those who prefer a subtle touch of style.

How to fold a pocket square:

  • Lay your pocket square flat.
  • Fold the bottom corner up diagonally to meet the opposite corner, creating a long triangle.
  • Fold the triangle in half again, creating a narrow rectangle.
  • Tuck the rectangle into your pocket, the pointed end will be looking outside of the pocket.

Dress it up:

  • Obviously, blazers are the go-to outfits for pocket squares. But here's our tip: try adding a quirky printed hanky in coat, making a loud and bold statement, and voila, you are the star at casual parties. 

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Fold 6 - The artful mess (Casual cool)

Forget precision, embrace the chaos! This fold is for the free spirits, the rule-breakers, the guys who like their style with a touch of disheveled charm. Perfect for casual Fridays, backyard barbecues, or channeling your inner rockstar (minus the questionable hygiene).

How to fold:

  • Lay your pocket square flat.
  • Scrunch and gather the fabric in your hand, creating a loose, textured ball.
  • Tuck the ball into your pocket, letting a few wispy ends peek out for that "effortlessly messy" vibe.

Dress it up:

  • Pair it with a half sleeves shirts and denim jeans for cool look.
  • Pair it for casual blazers with bold colors with printed pocket square for catching some eyes.

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Va va pocket square voom

Gentlemen, you've officially unlocked the secrets to pocket square mastery! These six folds are just the beginning of owning your unique style. Break the rules, mix and match, and let your personality shine through every crease and color.

So ditch the drab and embrace the Fab Five- oh, wait, there are six, never mind. Head over to hex-a-fun and discover a world of pocket squares that match your swagger. Fold with confidence, gentlemen, and let the fabric do the talking.

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