Dear Friends,

You've just put on your most elegant suit, and you are wondering how to fold your pocket square before slipping it into your jacket. No need to worry, folding a pocket square is a lot easier than tying a tie or a bow tie. Thanks to Pochette Square, you are going to learn how to fold your pocket square. There are a million ways to fold a pocket square, depending on your style, your mood, your taste, the fabric or the occasion. Some folds are quite easy, others more complex. We won't talk about every fold, only the most common ones, and the ones we prefer. Every fold is explained step by step with diagrams.


Flat Fold Pocket SquarePocket Square One Point FoldTwo Points Fold Pocket Square
Puffy Fold Pocket SquarePocket Square Crown FoldPocket Square Winged Puff


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Flat Fold Pocket Square
To realise the flat fold, also called the presidential fold, we recommend using a cotton, linen or wool pocket square as those fabrics will remember the fold more. Of course, you can also use a silk pocket square for this fold, but be ready to adjust it quite often during the day. The puffy or the winged fold will be a better fit for a silk pocket square.

1. Fold your pocket square in four.
2. Fold it in two.
3. Then, fold it again, from bottom to top while being careful to let a piece of fabric uncovered. The height that you will get should be the same size as the depth of your suit's jacket. Like that, your pocket square will reach the bottom of your pocket, and won't slip.
4. Put the pocket square in your jacket's pocket, and once again, be careful that it fits your whole pocket.
Pochette Costume Pli Plat


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One Point Fold Pocket Square
Pochette Costume Pli Une Pointe
The idea of the one point fold is to have a small triangle of fabric coming out of your jacket's pocket. An easy fold to master, this fold will give you a sharp and elegant look. This fold works well with every fabric, but linen or cotton will be easier. Four steps for this fold:

1. Fold your pocket square in four, and make it rotate to have a "diamond" shape. Fold the left side over to the centre of your pocket square.
2. Do the same with the right side.
3. Bring the bottom of your pocket square to the centre.
4. Put your pocket square in your suit's jacket. Afterwards, you can adjust it to let more or less fabric visible.


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Pocket Square Two Points Fold
The two points folds is a variation of the one point fold, to make your outfit twice as elegant. Very easy to realise, you should use a linen, cotton or wool pocket square. No need to try this fold with a silk pocket square as the fold won't hold. Most steps for this fold are similar to the one point fold, the only difference being that you let two points out of your suit's pocket.

1. Fold your pocket square in four. Fold it again in two asymmetrically to let two points visible.
2. Fold the left side of your pocket square.
3. Do the same for the right side.
4. Put your pocket square in your jacket and adjust.

A little tip...
Give to your fold the angle of your jacket's lapel. It's even more elegant when you have a wide lapel.

Pochette Costume Pli Deux Pointes


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Puffy Fold
Pochette Costume Pli Bouffant
The idea behind this fold is to have only a puffy piece of coming out of your pocket. The most elegant and the most slovenly, the puffy fold is the fold that will never disappoint. To make this fold, we recommend using a silk pocket square.

1. Lay your pocket square flat, and with your thumb and index, pinch the middle of the fabric. Lift gently the pocket square.
2. Pinch the top of the fabric with your other hand.
3. Bring the bottom of the pocket square to the top, while leaving free a piece of the fabric.
4. Put your pocket square into your pocket and adjust to have the puff fold that you desire.


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Pocket Square Crown Fold
The Crown Fold is an alternative full of panache to the puffy fold. The idea is to let the four corners of your pocket square visible, the only fold that can do so. Much like the puff fold, we recommend using a silk pocket square to have the full effect of this fold.

1. Lay your pocket square flat, and with your thumb and index, pinch the middle of the fabric while lifting it gently.
2. Pinch the top of the fabric with your other hand.
3. Turn over your pocket square, as to have the corners on top, and fold the remaining fabric. This will allow your pocket square to stay put in your jacket's pocket.
4. Put it in your pocket and adjust.

Pochette Costume Pli Plat


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Pocket Square Winged Puff
Pochette Costume Pli Aile
A simple and yet elegant fold, the winged puff fold will set you apart with its more than elegant discretion.

1. Lay your pocket square flat, with a corner on top. It must have a diamond shape. Then fold your pocket square in two, in order to have a triangle.
2. Fold over the left corner to place it over the bottom corner. Do the same with the right corner.
3. Fold your right and left corners over to the centre of the pocket square, and then the bottom corner.
4. Slip your pocket square into your suit, and adjust.