The Wave Fold

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The wave pocket square fold is a stylish fold that gives an exquisite final flourish to your outfit for the evening. It is not the simplest of folds to create, however, if you follow our guide instructions below, with a little bit of practice (and perhaps a few false starts) it can actually be mastered pretty quickly and is always a good fold to make a sartorial statement.

The Wave Fold Step 1

Step 1.

After laying your pocket square out flat, take one corner and then fold it in half to form a large triangle.


Step 2.

Then taking bottom left-hand corner fold it up so it lays over the top of the top right corner, but just a little lower so it's not directly on top.

The Wave Fold Step 3

Step 3.

Then take the bottom right-hand corner and fold it up towards the top right corner, laying it a little lower than step 2 so that it forms a stepping appearance.

The Wave Fold Step 4

Step 4.

Then picking it up and holding it firmly so everything stays in place, turn it over so the bottom right corner in step 3 is now at the top.

The Wave Fold Step 5

Step 5.

Now take the bottom left-hand corner and fold it up to the top centre and hold in place with your fingers.

The Wave Fold Step 6

Step 6.

Then once again hold it firmly and turn it over and keep a little pressure on it to hold the folds in place.

The Wave Fold Step 7

Step 7.

Then once again take the bottom left-hand corner and fold it up to the top to form a diamond shape.

The Wave Fold Step 8

Step 8.

Now carefully pick up the pocket square and fold the left and right sides of the diamond behind the square and hold it in place. This will help give it some depth to hold it in place in your pocket.

The Wave Fold Step 9

Step 9.

Finally, place the pocket square in your pocket and adjust it to separate the waves from each other. To get that perfect rolling finish, a good tip is to put your index finger just inside each wave and gently follow the fold up and over in a semi-circle a couple of times. Then you can play around with the slope to get the best effect.

The Lion Hunt

The Lion Hunt

The pocket square used in this folding guide is The Lion Hunt by Horace Vernet in 1836. It can be viewed here: The Lion Hunt

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

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