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The Different Pocket Square Folds

BY: | Feb 9, 2016

Pocket squares are a timeless look that adds flair to every suit. But choosing a style is no simple task. We met with Nicholas P. Monterotti, the founder of Peter Field, a custom tie and pocket-square maker in Chicago's Loop, for a little bit of fashion advice. He showed us his four favorite ways to fold pocket squares. Check them out.

The Classic

Inspiration: Don Draper

Style: minimalist and timeless

Difficulty level: moderate

Instructions

1. Arrange the fabric into a square.

2. Fold the right and left sides in, roughly into thirds, so that the square's width matches your pocket's.

3. Take the top and fold it halfway down.

4. Place the square fold-side up in your pocket.

The Double Peek

Inspiration: Jay Gatsby

Style: classy and an attention grabber

Difficulty level: moderate

Instructions

1. Arrange the fabric into a diamond. The side you want to be most visible should be facing down.

2. Take the bottom point and fold it up. It should land just to the right of the top point, leaving a sliver of the other side visible.

3. Fold the right and left sides in again.

4. Place the square peak-side up in your pocket.

The Puff

Inspiration: Tony Montana

Style: smooth yet adventurous

Difficulty level: easy

Instructions

1. Arrange the fabric however you want, as long as it's flat.

2. Pinch the fabric at its center and lift up.

3. Gather the sides together with your free hand.

4. Nicholas likes to place the poof-side of the square in first and then pull it up and out.

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