HOW TO “FOLD” A POCKET SQUARE
by David Isle
You saw a picture of some guy on the Internet with a thing in his breast pocket. You thought it looked cool. You bought a pocket square. Now you’re staring at it and thinking, “Now what?”
You’ve gotta get the thing in your pocket somehow. Any method that accomplishes this task is called a pocket square “fold.” There’s no precise origami required. In fact, precision is discouraged, for two reasons:
The first rule of pocket square-wearing is that you’re supposed to act like it’s not that big a deal. As if you didn’t just search the Internet for how to wear one. So it should look like you didn’t care too much about the fold. A risky, though plausible, method for accomplishing this is to actually not care too much about the fold.
Whatever fold you settle on in front of the mirror, you will have a completely different fold within 5 minutes of walking out the door.
There are two methods for “folding” squares: