“Big things come in small packages.”
If there’s one aspect of life where those words speak the truth…
…it’s your clothing.
Small details can totally transform your fancy jacket, whether it’s a suit, blazer or sports jacket
Especially the pocket square.
That’s right – this accessory does wonders for your wardrobe.
It’s a small but powerful way of showing:
That’s why it’s important to know different ways to fold a pocket square (aside from the common types)…
…like the Scallop fold. This article will help you master this quick, easy, and stylish fold in no time.
With just a simple, proper fold – your outfit can be leveled up from good (as in blending with the rest of the crowd) to GREAT.
And since we’ve got a variety of classic and contemporary folds to choose from these days, there’s no reason to just stick to the conventional stuff. You can take chances by experimenting with this piece of fabric – to get a unique look that highlights your personality.
So let’s talk about one kind of fold which gives you the right degree of “new” without appearing too flashy: the Scallop fold.
The Scallop is a stylish fold that works amazingly well for both solid-colored and patterned pocket squares. It has a soft, organic shape – which makes it fit perfectly with the jolly, not-so-serious vibe at weddings and anniversary parties (unless there’s a strict dress code).
A couple of things to remember:
Continue reading below for step-by-step instructions on how to do the Scallop fold…
Step #1 - Begin with the square fully unfolded and flat.
Note: For best results, make sure you’re using a pocket square that’s made from silk
Step #2 - Fold the square diagonally down the middle, bringing one corner up to meet the opposite corner. This should leave you with a wide triangle that’s made of doubled-over fabric.
Step #3 - Fold the triangle in half again, bringing together the two corners at either end of the first fold. This will form a smaller version of the same triangle shape.
Step #4 - Reposition the pocket square so that its longest side is lying vertically – think of the image of an inverted pyramid for reference.
Once you’ve done that, lift the square and gently curl one of the doubled-over corners at the top – bringing it towards the middle. Do NOT fold or press hard on it.
The goal is to simply bend it inward at a slight angle. The curve you end up creating is meant to be a key detail later on – when you finally tuck the square into your pocket.
Step #5 - Repeat the process for the other corner. Curl it towards the middle once again, laying it over the first corner you have bent inward.
The point at the bottom (a.k.a. the actual peak of the triangle) should remain untouched, but the top side should be now curved into a partial funnel shape.
Final Step - The fold of your pocket square is now essentially complete. Tuck the untouched bottom part of the triangle down into your pocket.
Keep tucking it until only the tops of the curves that you formed are visible. They should lay neatly with one on top of the other – forming a rounded, scalloped shape. All points and straight edges shouldn’t be visible.
Note: This is an organic shape, so don’t worry if there is some unevenness. A bit of separation between the edges of the scalloped arms is fine as well. As long as everything is proportional and you don’t have one of the corners popping out of the pocket – the whole thing is going to look awesome.
Congratulations! You’ve got a Scallop folded pocket square to impress everyone during your next special occasion. Don’t be surprised or intimidated by the extra attention that comes along with it. Make it part of your overall image and charm.
You’re at the bank…
asking for a loan to help launch your business…
“But you’re just a kid!” – They say
If only people could look past your outfit to determine your age…
…there are ways you can make that happen.
Here are 5 rules about dressing your age so you can:
Read the article to discover what they are.
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Four reasons my clients have found they needed an emergency suit (and why they now have one on hand in their offices) are:
Ever heard a guy say this?
"Yeah, I'm not stylish - I'm just a T-shirt and jeans type of guy".
I love t-shirts...
They're a classic piece for a man's wardrobe.
I would argue that t-shirts are incredibly stylish.
So how are t-shirts stylish?
It all comes down to a few key elements to look for.
The mantra that you must wear a suit & tie every day to have style is a myth.
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