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How do you wear a pocket square?

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Wear a pocket square that is color coordinated with the rest of the suit, especially with the colors of the tie. A white pocket square generally works with any color combination. Fold the pocket square using the straight fold, one corner fold or puff fold techniques.

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Fold a pocket square using the straight fold technique by first laying the pocket square flat and then folding the square in half left-to-right. Fold the bottom up towards the top of the square leaving a bit of space between the edges. Finish by folding the square horizontally in thirds to make the square fit in the suit pocket.

The puff fold is achieved by first laying the pocket square flat and pinching the center of the fabric. Use the free hand to gather the rest of the fabric gently and neatly place the square into the pocket. Adjust until the square meets the desired appearance.

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