To be clear, this article will deal with a whole lot more than how to fold a pocket square. That's not to say that learning how to fold a pocket square isn't important, rather that there's so much more to the stylish accessory than proper presentation. Everything from material to texture to patterns ends up making a firm impression about who you are from a sartorial perspective. Hence, consider the following overview a brief tribute to the almighty pocket square in all its glory. And yes, we'll also go over how to fold a pocket square. After all, we did put it right there in the title.\r\nThis article is part of our Suited and Booted Series\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou may also like:\r\nHow to Wear a Men\u2019s Suit in Summer\r\nA Guide to Men\u2019s Dress Codes\r\nWhat Style of Dress Shoe Should Every Guy Own?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen to Wear a Pocket Square\r\nSome say it was England's King Richard II who first started carrying a pocket square, largely for hygienic reasons--he used it to wipe his nose when he had a case of the sniffles, or to clog his nostrils when someone with horrendous BO crossed his path. Functional origins aside, the pocket square soon became a fashion statement unto itself, synonymous with dapper gentlemen and true trendsetters.\r\n\r\nTo this day, the pocket square signifies style among fashionable men. As to when you should wear one, our answer is fairly straightforward: every time you wear a suit or blazer, even if you're not wearing a tie. Doing so will not only spice up your appearance using the sparsest of fabrics, but further exhibit yourself as a man of classic distinction.\r\n\r\n\r\nPocket Square Colours, Materials and Textures\r\nHere's a quick pointer that might as well be dubbed an official rule: never directly match your pocket square with your tie. While you don't want the patterns or colours to clash, you also don't want it to appear as though the two accessories came from the same set. Instead, find colours or patterns that complement each other and match them accordingly. It will show others you're no pocket square amateur.\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to coordinating colours, the easiest place to start is with neutral colours because they more or less go with everything. From there, you can begin to experiment with different patterns and schemes. For reference, use a colour wheel to see which colours go best with which. When ready, you can begin to play with contrasts, eventually adding multi-colour or triadic colour schemes to the mix.\r\n\r\nLikewise, the pocket square should typically differ in material and texture from the jacket itself. For example, if you're wearing a cotton suit, then pair that with a silk or linen pocket square. The idea is to create a sense of diversity from the jacket's uniform appearance, aiming for subtle contrasts over loud gestures. By using the pocket square to inject a new tier of texture, fabric and colour into the outfit, you're strutting your sartorial flair like a fox as opposed to say an elephant.\u00a0In spite of the immediate differences, however, it's essential that you maintain a sense of harmony between the suit, tie and pocket square.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to Fold a Pocket Square\r\nIt might sound simple enough at first, but folding a pocket square is just as much about finding your personal aesthetic as it is mastering the process. In other words, there's more than one way to fold a pocket square. With that in mind, here are a few styles that never fail:\r\n\r\n\r\nInverted Puff Pocket Square\r\n\r\n \tSpread the pocket square flat and grab it by the centre.\r\n \tHold the pocket square at its centre with the four corners facing down.\r\n \tTurn the pocket square upside down while preserving the shape. The corners are facing up now.\r\n \tFold the pocket square at the centre to create a small puff at the bottom.\r\n \tRotate the pocket square and put it in your pocket.\r\n \tTinker with the corners or points so that they form a leafy pattern.\r\n\r\n\r\nPuff Pocket Square\r\n\r\n \tSpread the pocket square flat and grab it by the centre.\r\n \tHold the pocket square at its centre with the four corners facing down.\r\n \tRun the pocket square through the thumb and pointer finger on your free hand.\r\n \tGrip the pocket square at the centre.\r\n \tFold the pocket square so that the bottom is behind the front.\r\n \tPlace the pocket square in your pocket and adjust accordingly.\r\n\r\n\r\nClassic Pocket Square Fold\r\n\r\n \tSpread the pocket square flat, face down.\r\n \tFold the pocket square in half from right to left.\r\n \tFold the pocket square in half from top to bottom.\r\n \tFold the pocket square in half from left to right.\r\n \tFold the bottom of the pocket square behind the front.\r\n \tPlace the pocket square in your pocket and adjust accordingly.\r\n\r\n\r\nEasy Pocket Square\r\n\r\n \tSpread the pocket square flat and grab it by the centre.\r\n \tPlace the pocket square in your pocket and adjust accordingly.\r\n\r\n \r\nThis article is part of our Suited and Booted Series\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? 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