The Flat Fold (The Presidential Fold)

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The Flat Fold or Presidential Fold is a classic pocket square fold that works for all occasions, giving a small horizontal contrast to your jacket. It tends to be a more formal fold for when you're in a more conservative environment.

This fold is often used with a plain white silk or cotton pocket square, but we like to add a little variety with a touch of colour.

The Flat Fold Step 1

Step 1.

Take your pocket square and lay it out flat in front of you. Then fold approximately a third of the square on top of itself.

The Flat Fold Step 2

Step 2.

Then fold the pocket square in half again.

The Flat Fold Step 3

Step 3.

Then in half again. At this point, it should be approximately the width of your jacket pocket. You may need to go back and experiment a few times with the initial fold widths to get to the correct width for your breast pocket.

The Flat Fold Step 4

Step 4.

Then take your index fingers on either side of the middle and fold it in half vertically.

Step 5

Step 5.

This will leave it half the original height.

Step 6

Step 6.

Then fold it in half again.

The Flat Fold Step 7

Step 7.

The square is now ready to be placed in your pocket. At this point, you can choose to either display either the folded edge or the hand-rolled side.

Step 8

Step 8.

For a crisp finish, display the folded side of the pocket square.

Step 9

Step 8 - Alternative.

Alternatively, if you wish to add a little more interest to your fold, or your pocket square has a border you wish to exhibit, then display the hand-rolled edges of the square.

Wine Regions of France Pocket Square

The pocket square used in this folding guide is The Wine Regions of France which was inspired by a design first created in the 1950's. It can be viewed here: Wine Regions of France

See our full collection of pocket squares here: Pocket Square Store

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