How To Fold a Pocket Square

We know at least one fashion pundit who says if you're not wearing a pocket square, you're not dressed. Exactly how you wear one has a lot to do with your personality. Here are three ways you can try one on.

The Dandy: It's the ultimate in flamboyance.
The four steps to folding a pocket square in The Dandy styleThe pocket square folded in The Dandy style
1. Pick up the square in its center with the thumb and forefinger of one hand so that the square's four "points" fall as shown. 2. With your hand, "caress" the square to hold the points. 3. Fold the end of the square that's between your thumb and forefinger up toward the points. 4. Finish the fold by adjusting the points and the folded end (the "puff") into the final square. 5. Once you have the folded square in your jacket pocket, plat with it to create three points and a puff, positioning it as far in or out as you like - depending on how much of a dandy you want to be.

The Point Man: For the guy who wants the pocket square to make a point, but subtly
The four steps to folding a pocket square in The Point Man styleThe pocket square folded in The Point Man style

1. With the square folded into quarters, fan out the corners to create the points, then grab onto them. 2. Keeping the points tightly held, fold over one side corner of the square toward the center. 3. Fold the other side corner over, keeping a firm grip on the square. 4. Now fold the bottom corner back, halfway up toward the points. It's ready to be tucked into your jacket pocket. 5. Let the points stick out of the pocket as shown. It doesn't need a lot of fussing to achieve this smooth and sophisticated look.
The Architect: The look is controlled and focused, a no fuss, clean, and discreet presentation. It's also the simplest. (Secret for success: Iron the hell out of the square!)
The four steps to folding a pocket square in The Architect styleThe pocket square folded in The Architect style
1. Fold the square in half. Make sure the edges stay together. 2. Starting with one end, fold a third of the square toward the center. 3. Fold the third of the square on the opposite end toward the center. 4. Fold the resulting square almost in half, leaving a slight edge at the top. 5. Once you've for the square in the pocket, you can adjust it depending on how much you want to show.

This article coutesy of MR Magazine