Originally Posted by Marcus Brody
I didn't grow up in a particularly sartorially inclined household and had never even seen a real pocket square when I got my first adult sized suit at age 15-16. With the suit I bought one of those fake pocket squares. I went to put it in my breast pocket one day and found it didn't fit because the breast pocket appeared to be only about 1 inch deep before a row of stitching. So I cut it. The cardboard on the pocket square. I've come a long way in my understanding of men's clothing.
I didnt even realize that the cardboard was a permanent feature! I thought the folds were secured by a small pin or staple. I am speechless. Could the pocket square actually be this much of a mystery? I was at a black tie party and this one guy liked my pocket square fold. He was asked me how I managed it and before I could answer, he reached out and pulled it out of my jacket. Inwardly I was rolling my eyes. He then went on to tell me that he pre-folded all of his and kept them in a drawer, good to go
. I asked him if he considered stapling them inside the welt pocket to save even more time.