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5 Ways to Wear a Formal Pocket Square

Details matter.  Especially in formal wear.  Knowing your options where details are concerned gives you a dress edge that will not only help you good looking but also looking the very best.  For better presentation every other time, here are ways to wear your pocket square.

The Straight Fold: It is the most formal fold. It shows a straight thin folded edge. This is most formal as it is the most minimal, keeping your look simple and streamlined.

Straight fold Source mytuxedocatalog

The Unfinished Fold: Slightly less formal but takes on the straight fold. It is purely a thing of preference for those who want the handkerchief more functional.

Unfinished fold Source pearleventsaustin

The Puff Fold: This less formal approach is also most common and and most functional. This fold befits business meeting suits as it can be attention seeking at for black tie.

Puff fold Source

The One Peak Fold: Also called ‘Corner fold”, this is very formal but less formal than the straight fold. Popular in the Jazz Era, it’s a popular choice because of its streamlined diagonal edges and ease of use.

One peak fold Source

The Four Peak Fold: This is more fancy than formal. Very much an attention seeker for a Black Tie attire but great for a business suit. To fold, tuck folded edges in and spread the corners out evenly.

Four peak fold Source


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