Why To Wear A Pocket Square This Wedding Season
This is a final call for all the men out there who are utterly stumped about what to wear this wedding season. We have two words for you- Pocket Square. It can make any smart-casual clothes, for example, suits and blazers look festive and party-ready. Since they are generally used for occasions that require to be dressed up, It is a perfect accessory for a wedding outfit. The best part is that it can complement your other accessories, like shoes, tie, boutonniere, watch, etc. A pocket square makes sure that you do not overshadow the groom on his special day while also allowing your unique personal style to reflect through. What once started as symbols of wealth and status are making their way into menswear trends and our hearts. Nonetheless, there are rules and etiquettes to wearing a pocket square which have been listed below in our comprehensive pocket square guide.
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When to wear a pocket square?
How to match the tie and the pocket square?
Listed below are a few rules that should be kept in mind while donning the pocket square:
- It is always a good idea to select the secondary colour from your shirt or tie as the core colour of your pocket square.
- It is essential that you match the fold with the occasion you are going to. For a more formal or business setting, the flat fold or one or two-point fold can be used. A more casual setting like a wedding requires some flair and a classic puff fold or a more flamboyant fold can be considered.
- Overdoing patterns is usually a no-no and some falt colours in your ensemble can go a long way in making you look distinguished and stylish.
- If you are in a complete fix about which pocket squares to select then the classic white pair well with every suit and jacket.
The puff fold:This is one of the simplest folds to master is also very popular. First, you lay your pocket square flat in front of you and pinch it in the centre with your forefinger and thumb. Then you lift it up and take your free hand to make a circle with your forefinger and thumb. This should be done approx halfway down. The next step is to twist the pocket square firmly so that it is held in place. Then you take the bottom part of the pocket square i.e. the corners and fold it upwards. Your pocket square should be as long as your pocket. Now you would want to place the square in your pocket and adjust it till you get the right shape and all the colours are on display.
The stairs fold:This fold looks complex but looks can be deceiving because this fold is relatively easy to master. It provides a clean finish to your ensemble. A good idea is to use a square with a pattern on it so that there is a beautiful differentiation on the stairs. To start off, the square should be laid in a diamond shape in front of you. Then around one third to the top, take a point horizontally on opposite sides of the square using your thumb and forefinger. Then fold this point upwards towards the top point. This process should be repeated four times using the central points on the left and the right. This creates folds that are laid on top of the previous folds. The square is lifted up by pinching it in the middle and is then vertically folded in half. It is easier to lay it back down and then the excess fabric is folded behind the square by lifting the left fold. The right side fabric is folded underneath to ensure it is the size of your pocket. The square is then placed in the pocket and the stairs are adjusted so that there is a sharp and pointy top.
The reverse puff:This flamboyant fold adds flair and style to a straightforward outfit and can be easily mastered. It is best used when your pocket square has a contrasting colour on its border. The beginning of making this fold is quite similar to that of the puff. This is that after laying it down flat in front of you, you pinch the centre and make a circle with your other hand about halfway down the square. The square is then twisted firmly and turned around one-eighty degrees. Then the bottom of the square is folded upward till it reaches the peaks. Then you place it in your pocket and adjust it till itâ€™s the right size and all the peaks are visible.