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How To Fold A Pocket Square - The Two Peak Fold

Posted by The Mantique | Accessories For Men on August 30, 2017 at 3:55 AM

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Pocket squares have been around for ages in one form or another. The modern version we know today was predated by the handkerchief, which dates all the way back to ancient Egyptians, who used hankies for hygienic purposes like wiping off dirt or sweat from the face. The pocket square’s popularity can be credited to King Richard II of England, who popularized handkerchiefs in 1390 because of a personal preference for carrying one with him wherever he went. Fast-forward to the 1900s, and everyone who was anyone was toting one. By WWII, however, the idea of a handkerchief fell out of style for sanitary reasons, and pocket squares were known from then on as the fashion accessory we know today.


In the past century, dozens of different ways to fold the square were born. From the ornate four peak to the crisp presidential, there’s a fold suitable for any occasion, be it casual, formal, or somewhere in between. Here’s one way to fold your pocket square, the Two Peak fold. Your style will thank you.


The Two-Point Fold


To score double points with your style, fold your pocket square in half, corner to corner, but leave the two points slightly askew, one next to the other. Now fold one side inwards across two-thirds of the length. Do the same the other side (some fabric on this fold will extend behind), then fold the bottom behind on itself to leave the required height.


Make sure the fabric inside your pocket is as flat as possible to ensure there’s no unwanted bulge.


How To Wear It: This versatile fold looks great with patterned or plain fabrics, and registers a point of difference without going full peacock. A nice way to stand out at a smarter office.


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