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Day 49: The Sail Fold

sail pocket square fold
A close relative to the Sailing Ship Fold is the Sail fold shown here. Because the “sails” point towards your lapels, they look best when paired with jackets that have smaller to medium width lapels. Here is how you create this fold:

Sail Fold Step-by-Step:

sail foldLay the pocket square down flat.

how to sail foldFold in half to create a rectangle.

how to fold a pocket square into a sailFold in half again to create a smaller square.

sail pocket square foldingFold down one side to create a small triangle.

sail fold for pocket squareFold up one of the leaves. Fold just below the long end of the triangle.

sail fold step 6Fold up the second leave. Leave it about 1/2 inch below the previous fold.

sail fold for hankyNow do the same with the third leaf.

sail folding for pocket squareAnd one last time with the fourth leaf.

how to create a sail pocket square foldFold in half at the center. The leaves or “sails” should be on the outside.

sail hanky foldAt last, tug the pocket square into your breast pocket.

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