Day 47: Bishop’s Hat Fold

bishops hat fold
The Bishops Hat is the only fold that spreads the pocket square above, below, and to all sides of your breast pocket. Because of the size and the spread, it is quite a loud fold. It is suitable for any pocket square style, although I suggest a bright and loud pocket square to compliment the eccentric nature of this unusual fold. Here are the 11 steps to create this fold:

Bishop’s Hat Fold Step-by-Step:

bishops hat foldLay the pocket square down flat.

bishops hat fold pocket squareFold it into a triangle.

how to fold a bishops hatFold up the outer corners to meet the top of the triangle. This creates a square.

how to fold a bishops hat pocket squareNow fold in a portion of the lower corner.

bishops hat hanky foldFold down the tip of the inner triangle.

bishops hat hanky fold how toTurn the pocket square over.

bishop hat pocket square foldFold in one of the sides.

hanky fold into a bishops hatFold in the other side and tug the corner in to keep the fold secure.

how to hanky fold into a bishops hatTurn the pocket square over again.

how to fold a pocket square into a bishops hatFold down the outer tips.

bishops hat mens pocket squareAt last, tug into your breast pocket and style to suit your liking.

Day 46: Rolled Rose Fold

rolled rose pocket square fold
Flowers have always been an inspiration for pocket square folds. As part of our 50 pocket square folds series, we have seen folds such as the simple rose fold, the double rose, the pistil flower, and many more. More often than not it is the pocket square that replaces the boutonniere and/or lapel flower for formal dress codes. Here are instructions on one of my favorite floral inspired folds, the rolled rose:

Rolled Rose Fold Step-by-Step:

rolled roseLay the pocket square down flat.

rolled rose foldNow told it into a triangle.

rolled rose pocket squareRoll up from the long side of the triangle but leave about 2 inches of the top.

rolled rose pocket square foldNow start rolling from one of the sides.

how to create a rolled rose pocket square foldRoll up but leave about 2 inches of one side.

pocket square folds the rolled roseTake this left over piece and tug it into one of the wrappings. This secures the roll.

how to pocket square folds the rolled rosePull down the upper portion to create the two leaves of the rose. There should be two pieces that are pulled down next to the actual rose blossom.

style your pocket square with rolled rose foldTurn the pocket square around.

rolled rose pocket square stylingPlace into your breast pocket and style to your liking.

Day 45: Ship Fold

sailing ship pocket square fold
The ship fold shown here is a close relative to the Sail fold which will be featured later this week. It is a simple and neat fold that looks best with all your solid colored pocket squares. Here is how you create this elegant fold:

Sailing Ship Step-by-Step:

ship foldLay the pocket square down flat.

sailing ship foldFold in half to create a rectangle.

sailing ship fold pocket squareFold in half again to create a square.

how to sailing ship fold pocket squareFold up one corner to create a small triangle.

sailing ship pocket squareFold in one edge to the center line of the triangle.

sailing ship pocket square foldDo the same with the opposite edge. Now the pocket square looks pointy like an arrow.

how to sailing ship pocket square foldFold back the lower side to create a pointy triangle.

pocket square fold into sailing shipNow fold the triangle in half with the folds being on the outside.

how to pocket square fold into sailing shipOpen up the fold. It should look like the hull of a boat.

ship pocket hanky foldNow pull out each of teh inner 4 leaves

sailboat pocket square foldAt last, place the pocket square into your breast pocket and style to your liking.