The Stairs Fold is an elegant looking fold that although looks like it could be quite complex, is actually relatively simple to master and gives a very clean, crisp finish to your jacket.
Ideally, you want to use a pocket square that has some pattern on it so that it provides a nice differentiation on the stairs.
Firstly start by laying out your pocket square in a diamond shape in front of you. Then, using your thumb and forefinger, take a point on either side around a third of the way towards the top.
Now fold this up towards the top point.
Next, repeat the process by taking the central points on the left and right and creating a second fold that you lay on top of the first fold but approximately 1cm lower.
Now repeat the process by creating three distinct folds.
Now pinch the pocket square in the middle with your thumb and forefinger and lift it up, then fold it in half vertically.
To make it easier, lay it back down in front of you.
Lifting the left-hand side fold the excess fabric behind the square.
Then on the right side fold the fabric underneath so that it is now the width of the breast pocket.
Then pick up the square and fold the fabric at the bottom up underneath the fold and hold it tightly in place.
Finally, place it in the pocket, adjust the stairs so that they are even and finish with a nice sharp point on the top.
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