How to Fold a Pocket Square The Right Way

Do you fold it in half, then half again? Or is it diagonal? Solve the ultimate sartorial conundrum with our simple, step-by-step guide to getting your pocket square just right.

Released on 11/20/2015

Transcript

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[Narrator] How to do it better with GQ.
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How to fold a pocket square the right way.
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(light applause)
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One:
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With a right angle fold,
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start by folding it twice across the middle,
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making a smaller square.
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Take out the old iron to crease those wrinks.
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Two:
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Now fold it again lengthwise.
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Mmhmm.
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Three:
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Slide it into your pocket.
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Then turn your folds facing you,
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edges facing away from your lapel.
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Who just got outta college?
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You did, baby.
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For the more free-form pocket square,
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make the A-OK symbol with your hand
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and place your pocket square over it.
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Put your finger in the hole,
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and pull it up out of your fist.
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Drop the mess into your pocket.
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(audience gasping)
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Look out, Wall Street.
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(cash register dings)