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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.

Day 44: 3 Petals Fold

3 Petals pocket square fold
If you are already a fan of the Fleur de Lis Fold as well as the Rabbit Fold, then you will most certainly like this one here. It is a fantastic fold for slightly larger squares made from silk. I prefer to wear this fold with solid colored hankies although any patterned one would certainly work well. Here is how you create this fold:

3 Petals Fold Step-by-Step:

Three Petals FoldStart by laying your pocket square down flat.

three petals foldNext, pinch two sides to create the first petal at the center.

three petals pocket squareNow pinch another side to create the second petal.

three petals pocket square foldAnd once again, pinch a third side to create the third and final petal.

how to three petals pocket square foldAt last, place the pocket square into your breast pocket with the three petals sticking out evenly.

Day 43: Rabbit Fold

rabbit ears pocket square fold
As the name already suggests, the rabbit fold, looks like you have the bunny rabbit hidden in your breast pocket. But, you don’t have to be a magician to wear this fun fold. It looks fantastic with solid and patterned squares alike. Should it be a bit too eccentric, then you may want to consider the Two Point Puff fold instead. Here are instructions on the rabbit fold.

Rabbit Fold Step-by-Step:

rabbit foldLay the pocket square down flat.

rabbit pocket squareFold in half to create a triangle.

rabbit pocket square foldFold down both corners to create a rectangle.

rabbit pocket square fold how toFold up the bottom corner to create a small triangle again.

rabbit hanky foldFold over one side to create an even smaller triangle.

rabbit mens pocket square foldNow pull out the two inner corners.

how to rabbit mens pocket square foldOpen up the fold carefully.

rabbit hanky fold completeAt last place the pocket square into your breast pocket. Pull out the two ears more and make sure that some of the center is showing. That’s all.

Day 42: Double Winged Puff Fold

double winged puff pocket square fold
The double winded puff fold combines the overcoat fold with the winged puff. It requires the use of two pocket squares that are preferably similar in size. Here is how you create this unusual fold:

Double Winged Puff Fold Step-by-Step:

Double fold pocket squareLay noth pocket squares down flat.

double winged puffFold both in half to create two triangles.

double winged puff foldNow take the pocket square that you want in the center and fold down both tips of the triangle to create a rectangle.

double winged puff fold pocket squaresLay the rectangle on top of the triangle. The rectangle should be about 1 inch higher than the triangle below.

double winged pocket square foldFold down the wings of the triangle. This wraps the rectangle.

double fold for pocket squaresFold back the right and left corner of the square containing both pocket squares. This is done to adjust the size so that the fold fits into your breast pocket.

how to fold a double winged puff foldAt last, tug the completed fold into your breast pocket.

Day 41: Double Fold

double pocket square fold
The “Double Fold”, sometimes also called double flat fold or double presidential fold, is another one of those folds taking advantage of using two differently colored pocket squares. I like this fold most when wearing one of my casual summer window pane plaid blazers. Using two differently colored pocket squares allows me to coordinate with the colors found on the jacket. A fun fold that is a bit more on the elegant side. Here is how you create this fold:

Double Fold Step-by-Step:

double foldLay both squares down flat.

double presidential foldNext, fold both squares in half to create two equal rectangles.

double presidential fold pocket squareNow lay one rectangle over the other. About a 1/4 inch of the pocket square below should be showing on one long side.

double4Fold the top square into thirds.

double presidential fold pocket square how toFold over the other side.

double presidential fold pocket square how to guideNow wrap the pocket square by folding the outer square around the inner square.

double pocket square fold for menFold both sides to create a complete wrap.

double hanky foldTurn the pocket square over so that the folds are hidden on the back side. Then, place the pocket square into your breast pocket. That’s all!

Day 40: Overcoat Fold

overcoat coat pocket square fold
The “Overcoat” fold is a fun fold that takes advantage of using 2 pocket squares on a single fold. I usually prefer to use one solid and one patterned pocket square. Here is how you create the overcoat fold.

Overcoat Fold Step-by-Step:

overcoatLay both squares down flat.

overcoat pocket squareFold the pocket square you want in the center into a triangle. The pocket square that creates the overcoat is fold into a rectangle.

overcoat pocket square foldFold both wings from the triangle down to crete a square. As for the rectangle, fold again to create a longer shaped rectangle.

how to overcoat pocket square foldLay the square on top of the rectangle.

styling your pocket square overcoat foldFold the rectangle over the shoulders of the square.

overcoat hankyFold back the overcoat to secure the center square.

overcoat hanky foldPlace into your breast pocket and your are done!

Day 39: Pistil Flower Fold


Pistil Flower Fold Step-by-Step:

pistilLay both pocket squares down flat.

pistil flowerFold the pocket square that creates the outer parts of the flower into a triangle. The center pocket square is folded into a rectangle.

pistil flower foldFold the rectangle again to create the square. Also fold the triangle again in half to create a smaller triangle.

pistil flower folding pocket squareRoll up the square so that the center is visible at the top.

pistil hanky foldWhen rolled up all the way take a rubber band.

pistil hanky fold how to…and put the rubber band tightly around the bottom part of the roll.

pistil hanky fold how to guidePlace the roll into the center of the triangle. About 1-2 inches should stick out.

pocket square folds pistil flowerFold back one of the corner.

pistil hanky fold how toNow also fold back the other corner.

hanky fold pistil flowerFold up the bottom tip. Fold up high enough so that the tip is visible.

floral pocket square foldAt last place the pocket square into your breast pocket.

Day 38: Rose Fold

rose pocket square fold
After a couple days in a row of featuring pocket square folds using more than one pocket square, I thought it would be time again for a simple fold using just one single hanky. The so-called “Rose” fold looks fantastic when created with solid white, red, or pink silk pocket squares. I prefer pocket squares that are medium in size of about 11-13 inches squares. Here is how you create this “Rose” fold:

Rose Fold Step-by-Step:

rose foldLay the pocket square down flat.

roseFold in all corners so that the tips meet at the center.

rose pocket squarePick up the pocket square by pinching all 4 corners as well as the center of the pocket square at the bottom.

rose pocket square foldBunch up the body of the pocket square by squeezing it with your other hand.

rose pocket square fold how toTurn the pocket square around so that tie corners are the the bottom.

hanky rose foldRoll the pocket square and fold open the petals of the rose.

how to create hanky rose foldAt last, tug the pocket square into your breast pocket.