How To Fold A One Point Pocket Square
There are a lot of ways to fold a pocket square, but this one is a classic. The one point pocket square fold is a simple, business appropriate fold. It can be worn with a suit and tie or casually with a blazer, sans tie and collared shirt. If you're only going to learn one pocket square fold, this is a versatile option that's easy to remember.
Learn how to fold it! Here are the 8 simple steps (with visuals). As a reference, we're using a 12- by 12-inch pocket square as an example.
Lay the pocket square unfolded and flat.
Fold the pocket square in half lengthwise. (Skip this step for smaller sized pocket squares, if preferred.)
Fold the pocket square in half again so that you have a small square. (Skip this step for smaller sized pocket squares, if preferred.)
Note: This and the following images have been enlarged to show the folds up close and are not the same scale as the first two photos.
Rotate the square so it looks like a diamond.
Fold the pocket square in half again from the bottom tip to the top tip, creating a triangle.
Fold the right tip of the triangle to the center of the triangle.
Fold the left tip of the triangle to the center of the triangle.
Flip the pocket square over. You can choose whether to have the crisp folds facing forward as in this picture, or you can keep it a bit more casual by leaving the finished edges forward facing as in the previous picture. It's a matter of preference.
Now that you've folded the pocket square, simply slide it into your jacket pocket. Only the tip of the triangle should be seen peeking out.
Keep in mind that all suit jackets are not created equal. You may find your pocket to be narrower, shallower or deeper. You can adjust accordingly by tucking your pocket square in a bit more or less.
You can also adjust how far you fold over the left and right tips in steps 6 and 7, which will change the overall size of your pocket square point.
Once you've mastered folding the one point pocket square fold, it's time to try something more challenging! Take a look at our next post to learn how to fold a two point pocket square.
TieMart carries a wide range of pocket square patterns and sizes to meet your needs. Many of our pocket squares have matching ties and bow ties available for purchase. We carry large quantities of these accessories, so we're always ready to fulfill your group uniform or individual order.