How to Fold a Pocket Square
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How to Fold a Pocket Square

Generally overlooked and one of the smallest suiting details around, pocket squares can provide the highest impact to your ensemble with little to no effort. This simple piece of fabric is available in every size, color, graphic, and texture. It can give your jacket that extra punch of character and pull together all the elements of your suit for a sharp, cohesive look.

Pocket squares can be used in a variety of ways, from casual to formal. If your jacket — regardless of the season or occasion — has a pocket, this easy accessory can help you standout from the pack. Whether pairing dark denim jeans or a tuxedo pant, it's difficult to go wrong with a white, lightweight linen square finished with midnight navy piping.

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Even with black-tie events, where self-tie bowties always win, it's ideal to skip high gloss materials that speak louder than the shine of your wristwatch's metals. When including different elements to your suit, choose shades and hints of shared colors rather than exact matches. Any outfit, no matter your chosen style, will always benefit when elements are working together rather than fighting for attention.

Pulled from the pages of How to Tie a Tie: A Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Dressed, learn the best pocket squares folds, and how to accent your suiting favorites.

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