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Five ways to fold a pocket handkerchief

Here are the five most popular ways to fold a pocket handkerchief (pocket square). Start with a pocket handkerchief made of 100% silk for the smartest effect.

How to fold the pocket square handkerchief

This is the easiest way to fold a pocket handkerchief. Fold your pocket handkerchief in half twice so it forms a square, then in half again via the points so it forms a triangle. Next fold in the two long opposite points of the triangle, then tuck the pointed end into your jacket pocket so only the straight edge shows.

How to fold the one-point pocket handkerchief

This is a variation of the pocket square above. Simply fold your handkerchief in half twice to form a square, then half again as above so it forms a triangle. Again, fold in the two long opposite points of the triangle but instead of leaving the straight edge showing from your jacket pocket, simply turn it around so only the top of the triangle is showing.

How to fold the two-point pocket handkerchief

Fold your pocket handkerchief down so that it forms a four and one-half inch square as above. However, when making the final fold, ensure the point overlaps the top points to form what looks like two mountain peaks sitting side by side. Then fold the bottom point halfway up the handkerchief, and fold the two points in on either side. Tuck this straight end into your pocket.

How to fold the puff pocket handkerchief

Fold your pocket handkerchief in half twice and lie it on the surface. Next, pinch in the middle of the square and lift up. Tuck the excess fabric into your jacket pocket and leave the pointed edge showing.

How to fold the reverse puff pocket handkerchief

This is an upside-down puff handkerchief. Create the puff pocket handkerchief as above, but instead of tucking the excess fabric into your jacket pocket, leave it hanging out. This pocket handkerchief gives a more casual effect.