The Fashionista; Fashion to Functional
After having a debate with a fellow gentleman about the essence of the pocket square, I explained how anything with pockets on the chest deserves to be complimented with a savvy pocket fold, not only does it bring out the color on the blazer or vest, but it also helps in the mileage of the suit while changing up the shirt/ tie. Now the pocket square comes in different sizes, textures and prints, although it may seem to be worn with business attire it can be worn casual as well. The pocket square is a small accessory that when added to an outfit allows men to express themselves and vary their look without any hassle. There aren’t too many accessories that can be worn in so many different ways, for example; the folds on the pocket square can get very creative depending on the material (Cloth, Wool, Silk). A cloth/ wool pocket square can hold as many bends as possible, although silk looks the best because of the texture the folds are limited. For the beginner’s out there here’s a simple fold you may want to utilize on your next outing.
1- Open up the square.
2- Fold it in half, lengthwise.
3- Fold it again, this time from bottom to top.
4- Position the folded square in a diamond shape with the exposed folds at the top corner. Fold what is now the left corner in to the middle of the diamond.
5- Fold what is now the right corner in to slightly overlap the left fold.
6- Fold the bottom corner back so as to expose the preceding two folds.
7- Slide it in the pocket into jacket or vest, adjust occasionally. After mastering this basic technique, folds will become limitless.
By: Khorry Lewis