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Day 16: The Monarch Fold

The “Monarch Fold” is a more elaborate version of the clean and elegant looking “3-Stairs Fold“. It is great for any pocket square color and pattern, but better suited for pocket squares made from silk rather than cotton or linen. Here is how to create this fun fold:

Monarch Pocket Square Fold Step-by-Step:

MonarchFirst, lay the pocket square on a flat surface. Make sure it is clean and wrinkle free.

Monarch FOldNext, just below the half way line fold the pocket square. Fold up and then back down to create a pleat.

Monarch Hanky FoldCreate a second pleat by folding up, and then back down again. Continue this accordion-like fold all the way until you reach the bottom corner of the pocket square.

Monarch Handkerchief FoldNext, turn the pocket square over. The tip should now be facing towards you.

The Monarch Pocket Square FoldNow fold the pocket square in half to create a smaller triangle.

Monarch Hanky Folding InstructionsNext fold down one side at a 45 degree angle.

Monarch Pocket Square FoldAs a final step, place the pocket square into your breast pocket.

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