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How to Fold a Pocket Square for a Wedding

By Katy Eriks on 2019-03-12

Best pocket square folds for wedding suits for men

Pocket squares or handkerchiefs were originally a sign of wealth and status. While they are more common now, pocket squares are typically used for a dressy occasion which makes them the perfect accessory for a wedding suit or tuxedo. The pattern and color options of these perfect squares are endless. Pocket squares can compliment your shoes, suit, tie, watch, boutonniere, etc. Here’s a few folds to try on your own but one piece of advice, practice before the day-of!

Pocket squares or handkerchiefs were originally a sign of wealth and status. While they are more common now, pocket squares are typically used for a dressy occasion which makes them the perfect accessory for a wedding suit or tuxedo. The pattern and color options of these perfect squares are endless. Pocket squares can compliment your shoes, suit, tie, watch, boutonniere, etc. Here’s a few folds to try on your own but one piece of advice, practice before the day-of!

How To: Flower Fold

wedding suits for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding suits for men how to fold a pocket square
  1. Find the center of your pocket square
  2. Grab the center and pull the fabric through your fingers
  3. Find desired amount to stick out of your pocket
  4. Stuff into your jacket pocket
  5. Look effortlessly stylish
How to fold a pocket square preparing for your wedding day

Real Wedding Flower Fold Photography By: Anna Zajac Weddings.

How To: Mountain Peaks Fold

wedding suits for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding suits for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding suits for men how to fold a pocket square
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  1. Fold pocket square at an imperfect triangle creating two peaks
  2. Fold one corner over to create the third peak
  3. Fold the other corner across
  4. Fold that piece back over creating the fourth peak
  5. Fold extra fabric under so it will fit into your pocket
  6. Perfect for fabrics with an embroidered edge
how to fold a pocket square for your wedding suit for men

Real Wedding Mountain Peaks Fold Photography By: SamErica Studios.

How To: Formal Fold

men's wedding style how to fold a pocket square
men's wedding style how to fold a pocket square
  1. Fold square in half
  2. Fold half into thirds
  3. 2 Options: Fold to create a smooth edge OR fold to align the edges to nicely show off the design
  4. This simple design will look sharp all night long.
How to fold a pocket square for your wedding tuxedo for men

Real Wedding Formal Fold Photography By: Shelly Anderson Photography.

How To: Triangle Fold

wedding style for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding style for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding style for men how to fold a pocket square
wedding style for men how to fold a pocket square
  1. Fold the corners together leaving a ½ inch of space
  2. Turn the triangle over
  3. Fold the straight edge up to meet the top point of the triangle
  4. Fold the sides to meet
  5. Fold both ends to the center
  6. Fold in Half
  7. Make a style statement.
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Styled Shoot Triangle Fold Photography By: City Savvy Imaging.

Have questions about how to incorporate a pocket square into your day-of attire? Our stylists are here to help! Reach out to us at info@suitshop.com! Looking to add some detail to your lapel? Learn more about adding lapel pins to your wedding suit or How Pin a Boutonniere.

About the Author

Katy Eriks

Katy Eriks started out as one of TGS' first brides. Having experienced TGS as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to customer care. Additionally, she supports marketing efforts and advances brand visibility locally. When she’s not at TGS, she’s teaching yoga, caring for her three rescue dogs, and hanging out with A.J., hubby and former TGS groom!