A loud and glamorous pocket square fold is the so-called “Bird of Paradise”. It is an eccentric fold that looks fantastic with all silk pocket squares. It requires 2 pocket squares as well as the help of a rubber band. Here is how you create this fold:
Bird of Paradise Fold Step-by-Step:
Lay both pocket squares down flat.
Fold both pocket squares in half to create two rectangles.
Fold both hankies in half again to crwate two equally sized squares.
Now place one pocket square over the other with the open corners all facing the same direction. The bottom pocket square should be visible at that corner.
Fold both squares in half to create a single triangle.
Create a pleat by first folding the top pocket square up, then just one layer of the other pocket square, before folding both back down.
Turn the pocket square around and create the double pleat from the previous step on the other side of the pocket square.
Turn the pocket square vertically and get a rubber band.
Tightly wrap the rubber band around the lower portion of the pocket squares.
Now fan open each of the pocket square leafs.
At last, place the pocket square into your breast pocket and give it some final styling to your liking.