Wednesday, August 9, 2017

12 Preferred Ways of Pocket Square Folding



  • The Classic Fold

It’s easy and it’s classic. This fold is perfect for a slightly casual occasion or to show off squares with contrasting borders. If your square has hand rolled edges, do your folding slightly asymmetrically to get a nice layered effect.
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  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold in half vertically.
  • Fold in half horizontally to return to a square shape.
  • Fold vertically once more to fit the width of your breast pocket.

  • The Square Fold

Let a hint of white or colour peek out with this clean look, it’s suitable for business or formal occasions and looks best with solid colours.
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  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold one side over vertically to about ⅓ of the width.
  • Fold the other side over to make the folded width the same as your breast pocket.
  • Fold the two ends inwards
  • Fold the entire square horizontally so it’s approximately the depth of your pocket.
You may want to tuck a small piece of cardboard, cut to slightly smaller than the size of your folded square, into the fabric to keep the square crisply peeking out at the right height.

  • The One Point Fold

This symmetrical triangle is equally suited for business or casual and works great with a variety of different squares from solid to patterned.
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  • Lay the square flat.
  • Fold diagonally so you have a triangle.
  • Fold both corners vertically inwards to the center below the triangle’s peak. The width should be about the same as your pocket.
  • Slide into your pocket so the rectangular portion disappears, leaving the triangle visible.

  • The Two Point Fold

This is a great fold for crisper cotton and fabrics that will hold the points easily.
two point pocket square
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner.
  • Fold the left side towards the right about ⅓ of the width.
  • Fold the right side inwards, so the bottom is approximately the width of your pocket.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust the peaks so both are visible.

  • The Three Point Fold

This slightly dressier than the one point or two point folds, requiring symmetry for a clean and sophisticated look. You may find that a stiffer fabric keeps the sharp edges better but it’s a versatile fold that works well with prints or solids and can work with soft silk squares.
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  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner.
  • Fold the left side towards the right so the corner sits slightly to the right and in line with the middle peak.
  • Fold the right side straight across the left.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust so the three peaks are equally spaced.

  • The Four Point Fold

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  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the bottom up diagonally, the bottom corner should sit slightly left of the top corner. Adjust so the spacing between them looks how you’d like them to appear.
  • Fold the left side towards the right so the corner sits slightly to the right and in line with the middle peaks
  • Fold the right side towards the left so the corner sits slightly to the left and in line with the middle peak.
  • Tuck square into your pocket and adjust so the peaks are still equally spaced.

  • The Puff

This fold is a go-to for many, blending visual punch with ease. It looks great with everything and you can adjust and find your perfect technique.
puff fold pocket
  • Lay your square flat.
  • Pinch the center and lift up.
  • Form a ring with your hand and draw the square through almost to the bottom, letting the square fold into itself gently.
  • Fold the pointed edges over and tuck it into your pocket.
  • Fluff and adjust to your liking.

  • The Winged Puff

Dig the angles of the single point but want the volume of the puff? This fold is for you!
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  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the square diagonally down the middle so the points are facing downwards.
  • Fold the outside corners in so they meet at the middle peak.
  • Fold the bottom and side corners (the ones with the hems, not folded peak) inwards, creating an envelope shape.
  • Tuck into your pocket so only the pointed peak and fold are visible, allow them to settle into a slightly puffed dome.

  • The Crown Fold

Have you mastered the puff? Turn it upside down and you’ve got this one down too!
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  • Start as you would with the puff fold
  • Rather than tuck the pointed edges, fold the rounded peak over and tuck it into your pocket.
  • The character from this fold comes from it’s imperfection. Tags are taking it a little too far though – make sure you cautiously trim off any tags before attempting this fold!

  • The Scallop Fold

This decorative organic fold is a great choice for weddings and other celebrations; it’s great for colourful and silky fabrics!
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  • Lay your square flat.
  • Fold the square diagonally, bringing one corner up to meet the opposite corner to create a triangle.
  • Fold the triangle in half, creating a smaller triangle.
  • Lift gently and curl one of the doubled corner in at a slight angle without folding or creasing.
  • Repeat with the other corner, placing it on top of the first corner. This should create a slight funnel shape on the top.
  • Tuck the triangular point into your pocket, continuing to tuck the fold until only the tops are visible, creating a scalloped shape.

  • The Dunaway

Can’t decide between a crown and a puff fold? This fold is the best of both worlds, perfect for prints or paisley silks for special occasions.
dunaway pocket square
  • Lay the square flat.
  • Pinch the center and lift up.
  • Form a ring with your hand and draw the square through almost to the bottom, letting the square fold into itself gently.
  • Roll the top of the peak down towards the pointed ends.
  • Lift the corners around the roll.
  • Tuck into your pocket so both the puffed roll and the points are showing.

  • The Flower Fold

Ready to show off? The flower fold makes a statement but can unique addition to your arsenal.
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  • Form a ring with your hand and place the square over it.
  • Push the square down into the ring and grasp the peak.
  • While holding the fabric in place, twist clockwise to create the petal-like pleats.
Once you’re satisfied, cinch the fabric and carefully tuck into your pocket. It might be tricky to keep the shape when transferring it to the pocket but it’ll get easier with practice.

References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFy00ZFDr34
https://mrderk.com/style/8231

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