Southern Charm Tip #120: Know How to Fold a Pocket Square

March 12, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Southern Charm Tip #120: Know How to Fold a Pocket SquareBehind every well-dressed Southern gentleman, there’s a Southern woman who has taken the time to bestow a little attention on him. (Bless his heart.) We’ve repeatedly told you how to tie a bow tie (if you missed that, check it out here). Now let’s move on to another item in the Good-Skill-to-Have category when it comes to menswear: folding a pocket square. Here are instructions for a two-point fold, perfect for any occasion from church to supper club and everything in between. (For a fun Southern twist, encourage your fella to try a pocket square bandana.)

• Lay pocket square flat in a diamond position—one corner pointing north and one pointing south.

• Fold bottom corner up and just to the left of the top corner.

• Fold left side in toward the right.

• Fold right side in toward the left.

• Place jacket pocket so only the two corners show.

For a video tutorial as well as three more folds, visit


  1. Lauren

    Very helpful! I just started making pocket squares and bow ties for my shop this spring and have been on the lookout for great tutorials on how to tie and fold them. I’m amazed by how many men are scared of bow ties because they’re not sure how to tie them 🙂

    March 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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