Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
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Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
The pocket square is an accessory that announces “well-dressed man.” To learn how to fold the formal, peaked-style pocket square, we asked John Carroll of the Beverly Hills menswear shop, Carroll & Co., to go through the steps.

To begin, start with a square. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Fold one corner to the opposite corner, creating a triangle. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Fold the second corner toward the opposite corner to create two peaks. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Fold the third corner across to create a third peak. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Lift the fabric from the middle and fold under. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Adjust the width so it fits into the pocket. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
Tuck the folded square into the pocket. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Step by step on how to fold a pocket square
The crisp, clean lines of the peaked style add a formal look. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
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