Through the history of menswear, the pocket square has always been a sign of elegance, class and above all style.
In the early 1900's, a dapper gentleman would never leave the house without a pocket square tucked neatly into his suit breast pocket...
As we have started to see the trend return in the last couple of years,
neither should you.
There are a number of different ways you can wear a pocket square.
Here are some of our favorites:
The Straight Fold
Traditionally this would be very crisp, straight and landing about 1" above
the breast pocket, but if you mess it up just a little bit, it can really add to your outfit.
That being said, if you are looking for a more formal look, keep the folds crisp.
(looks best when wearing a tie)
The puff really adds a spark to your suit.
If you pinch your square in the middle with one hand,
make a loop with your other hand and pull the pinched square about half way
through the loop you'll have a nice puff.
Take the excess that isn't part of the puff and fold it behind the puff and tuck it in to your pocket.
(looks great with or without a tie)
One Corner Fold
Last, but certainly not least, is the "one corner fold." This is a classic.
The easiest way to fold this one is to take your square and fold it in half so that
the corners are touching. Do the same thing at least 2 more times until it matches the
size of the pocket opening. Fold any extra square behind and tuck it in.
( looks great with a tie)
Be bold and try it out! Pocket squares can be a lot of fun and will really make you stand out.
You can match them to your shirt or your tie
(or if your feeling brave, don't match it at all like in the image of "the puff").
If in doubt you can always youtube new ways to tie your square.
Get ready to turn some heads because after all...
it's hip to be a square!
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