One of my favorite folds is the so-called “3-Stairs Fold”. I usually choose it when dressing up for black tie or black tie optional events. While great for any pocket square pattern, I prefer those solid in color made from silk. Here is how to create the fold:
Three Stairs Pocket Square Fold Step-by-Step:
Lay the pocket square down flat. Make sure it is free of wrinkles.
Fold in half to create a triangle.
Create accordion like pleats by folding a portion of the triangle up, then back down. Make sure the folds stay in place by pressing down with the palm of your hand.
Continue to create pleats. Make sure that about 1/2 inch shows from the pleat below.
And create yet another pleat.
Now fold to create the 3rd and final pleat.
Fold the trinangle in half at the center.
Now fold one side over.
Do the same with the opposite side.
At last tug the pocket square into your breast pocket.