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how to fold a pocket square

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Willem, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Willem

    Willem Active Member

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    When you fold a pocket square, you can show the hand-rolled edge or not. (tv fold). Which option is preferred?
     


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  3. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I prefer a messy, puffy "fold". It looks better to me if it doesn't look planned or like I've spent time to put it there but just "threw it on". With silk, of course.
     


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    When you fold a pocket square, you can show the hand-rolled edge or not. (tv fold). Which option is preferred?

    It depends. If it's a square with contrast edging, I would prefer to show the edge. Otherwise it doesn't matter.
     


  5. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I prefer a messy, puffy "fold". It looks better to me if it doesn't look planned or like I've spent time to put it there but just "threw it on". With silk, of course.

    I think that is why 99.9% fail at the pocket square (including SFers). You have to know how to fold a square in order for it to look good/un-planned. Same as you don`t just wrap a tie around your neck and hope it looks good.
     


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    up1bin Well-Known Member

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    I definitely prefer to show the rolled edge on a TV fold. It adds some texture and depth to an otherwise minimalist fold.

    If not, then sometimes it can look like someone just stuffed a folded piece of paper in their pocket.
     


  7. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I think that is why 99.9% fail at the pocket square (including SFers). You have to know how to fold a square in order for it to look good/un-planned. Same as you don`t just wrap a tie around your neck and hope it looks good.
    Oh, there is a plan behind it. It involves a fold and a twist and gives me always the same result... if not, I just do it again and again and again until it is the same result.

    Just putting it in without care will make you look like ... well, what Dragon said.
     


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    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    Double post... network connection is teh evil.
     


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    i think it doesn;t really matter...i have never really paid attention to it...i'v just checked mine today and i do have the edges showing!! must be the way i just automatically fold my PS...
     


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    I have the hand rolled edge on top but I usually angle one corner up rather than using the tv fold.
     


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