Wearing a pocket square with a tie or a bow tie is the perfect way to add character and a personal touch to your suit, jacket or waistcoat. If you want to wear a pocket square, take into account the occasion when you are going to wear this fashion accessory. A classic white pocket square is recommended for very formal occasions. On slightly less formal occasions it is best to opt for a pocket square in one color. On informal occasions there may also pick a pocket square with a design. For example, a stripe design or paisley design. You could also wear a lapel pin in your lapel to subtly add more personality to your outfit.
Once you have selected a pocket square and have decided which folding technique suits you, always start by cleaning your hands and the surface on which you are going to fold the pocket square. Normally, a pocket square is made of silk and silk is a fragile material that is difficult to clean.
The Presidential Folding Method, also known as the 'Classic Flat Fold', is the most elegant way to show off your pocket square. It is perfect for formal occasions such as Black Tie or White Tie events. This way of folding is best with a classic white pocket square.
The ‘One Corner Up’ folding method is simple and elegant. It works perfectly for many occasions, from business to formal Black Tie events. This folding method is best with plain pocket squares.
Another elegant folding method is the Two Corner Up fold. It is slightly less formal than the One Corner Up fold. It fits perfectly with plain pockets and works for all types of formal occasions.
This folding technique is also known as the 'crown fold', because it resembles the shape of a crown. It requires a little more practice, but once you've mastered it, it gives an elegant touch to any outfit.
This folding technique is also called the 'Puff Fold'. It gives a bulky look and is not symmetrical. This makes it perfect for more casual occasions. It is ideal to wear to the office. Use a flexible silk pocket square, possibly with a design incorporated.
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