Inspired by a friend, a true gentleman, a stylist and a fellow Image Consultant – Segun Shittu a.k.a Mr. Payne (IG-segun_shittu), a classy gentleman, whose Pocket Square is his style signature as he is rarely seen without it.
Are you looking for that one stylish fashion accessory that can instantly boost your outfit? You know what it is already. It’s the Pocket Square.
We all know that accessories are the spice of an outfit, and can make even a basic outfit stand out. But, the Pocket Square is one classic and timeless accessory which every man needs to have. It’s one of the few menswear essentials which can have a great impact on the entire look if used correctly. For those of you who always try to keep it cool, simple and plain with your outfits, I just want to let you know that it is highly essential that you find ways by which you can spruce up your outfit with extra details using men’s accessories that will elevate your overall look.
So you’ve heard it here – The one particular accessory which you can use to accentuate your look is the POCKET SQUARE. It’s very easy to incorporate into your style whether you are going for a corporate look, a business casual look or a native wear look.
Some of you gents reading this already know about the pocket square but have never owned one before. While some others own a couple of them but haven’t been bold enough to rock it either for fear of “overdressing”, fear of wearing the pocket square wrongly or simply not knowing how to fold it or how to incorporate it into their outfits appropriately.
Now there are a few others – the stylish gents, these ones are aware of The Power of a Pocket Square. They know that the use of pocket square is a way to add that extra element of life to an outfit and they are able to incorporate it effortlessly in their dressing and keep on rocking it in style, adopting a different style of folds every day of the week.
If you are still doubting the elegant touch of a pocket square to an outfit, do think about some of the world’s most dapper gentlemen (including fictional male characters). I’m talking about the likes of Mr. Bond (James Bond), Don Dapper, Jay Gatsby, Clark Gable, you name them…they are all sharp dressers and they all wore pocket squares.
I get a lot of questions pertaining to Pocket Square whenever I’m styling a client. Questions like “What’s the best way to fold a pocket square?“. So, I’m going to address it here.
The truth is there are several ways to fold a pocket square – some are simple while some are more difficult, in the next section I am going to make it easy for you by showing a number of different fold types and easy steps to take in order to achieve any fold type you want. I have also included a video from The Rules of Style to illustrate it so you can keep on viewing and be practicing till you learn. So Sit back, Relax and Enjoy!!
HOW TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE – 7 TOP FOLD TYPES
1. One Point Pocket Square
2. Two Point Pocket Square
3. Three Point Pocket Square
4. Flat Pocket Square
5. Puff Pocket Square Fold
6. Three Stairs Pocket Square
7. Winged Puff Pocket Square
Lastly, Let’s look at the Presidential Fold
This presidential pocket square fold known as the flat fold is the ultimate classic and should be your choice for a black tie event, formal business dress, and classic business suits. It is one of the easiest ways to fold a pocket square. Here is a guide to folding a Presidential pocket square. Typically a classic white pocket square made from silk or linen is used for this fold, though other colors can be used as well. Here is the video…
HOW TO FOLD A POCKET SQUARE – THE PRESIDENTIAL FOLD [VIDEO]
SOME PICTURES OF POCKET SQUARES
Thanks for stopping by and reading. Having looked at the different styles, I will advise that you experiment with all of them for now and then later on choose one or two styles you are comfortable wearing and make it your signature fold just like the fictional character, Don Draper in the AMC’s series Mad Men.
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Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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