Thursday, March 5, 2009

Four Fashionable Folds

Men have few accessories they can add to their wardrobe to pull off that complete look. Cufflinks are one accessory that definitely pulls that off. Pocket squares are another.

Adding a dash of color has the ability to make your outfit truly unique and different folds add a fresh look to any suit.

Duchamp London pocket Squares are hand made in England from 100% silk cloth and woven from the finest silk yarns available at only the best mills in Italy and England.

The stylists to the stars know it's hip to be square as pocket squares graced the red carpet for this year's Oscars.

For those who haven't the first clue about the power of the pocket, here is a handy guide to the four most fashionable folds.

The One Point
is your standard issue pocket square fold for everyday wear with a conservative suit or a retro-cut suit with a narrow lapel.

Lay your pocket square flat with one facing up and the other corner down.

Fold the bottom corner to meet the top corner.

Fold the left corner to the right.

Repeat with the opposite corner folding left to right and place in jacket...

The Four Point pocket square fold is best suited for a double-breasted suit or a sport coat. The look reinforces the design of the double-breasted jacket shape.

Lay your pocket square flat with one corner facing up and one corner facing down.

Fold the bottom corner up to the top just to the left of the top corner.

Fold the left side towards the right, and up to the right of the "middle peak".

Fold the right side toward the left, and up to the left of the "second peak" and place in jacket pocket...

The Square fold it the best option for a tuxedo jacket of any cut or a black suit worn to a formal occasion. The fold is simplicity at its finest.

Lay your pocket square flat with the two top corners horizontal.

Fold the left side over the right side.
Fold the bottom up just short of the top and place in jacket pocket...

The Puff fold is great for those days when you forgot the tie, but want a dash of style to stand out from the crowd.

Lay the pocket square flat with top 2 corners horizontal, pinch the middle and pick it up.

As you pick the square up, fold in the sides as the images shows.

With one hand firmly hold the pocket square, use your other hand to gently gather it closed.
Now gather the bottom of the pocket square and tuck as needed when placing in your jacket pocket...

For more folding techniques click here.

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