Tips How to Fold and Carry a Pocket Square

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The pocket square which is usually found in a man’s suit jacket breast pocket is the ultimate accessory for any true gentleman. This is an elegant accessory to a good-sitting suit and a small detail that brings chic and style to his owner.

It is important to know some rules about pocket squares like how to pick colors, what fabric to choose, how to fold them for this or that event, as these rules will help you feel confident and look every bit gorgeous.

Here are some tips that will help you in choosing and wearing a pocket square:

A pocket square is noway to be identical to the tie. Often ties are sold together with the same patterned pocket square as a tie/pocket square set. But this is not the best option for you if you care about your style. A pocket square is a separate accessory that brings a bit of contrast and attention to a suit. So avoid matching their colors exactly.

The general rule is that you should choose such pocket squares that compliment some color on your tie. Even better if the pocket square color is a bit more obscure than that of your tie. There are no strict rules when it comes to ‘pocket squares’; they can be made of silk, cotton, linen, and even wool. But if you stick to the golden middle, you should prefer solid silk or Jacquard fabrics.

If you are not wearing a tie, you can enjoy the variety of patterns, colors and fabrics. Though it is desirable that a pocket square complimented the suit or the shirt.

Never use a pocket square for any ‘hygienic’ purposes. It is merely a fancy thing of your wardrobe. For all other purposes carry a plain white cotton handkerchief in your trouser back pocket. As you wouldn’t think of using your tie to dry your mouth so likewise you mustn’t use your pocket square for such tasks. So, follow this rule: always carry two pocket squares: one in your breast pocket and one in your back pocket for yourself.

Also you shouldn’t use some ready-folded squares that are made of cardboard with fabric attached. They seem to provide an easy solution – just put this small square into the pocket and it’s done. But as a stylish gentleman wouldn’t wear pre-tied bow-ties and clip-on neckties likewise you should avoid using these ‘junk’ style squares.

How to Tie a Tie app now includes many different ways of folding a pocket square like Square Fold, Cagney, Winged Puff, One Corner Up Fold and many others. Master these pocket square folds to add a touch of class to your suits.

How to Wear a Bow Tie

A bow tie is a great alternative to a tie, a nice accessory for the evening dress and just a fashionable piece of clothing able to make you look elegant. There are numerous types of bow ties varying is size and lanyards fabrics, and color, that’s why it is quite possible to find a bow tie which will be suiting your face oval and body shape and suitable for the event you’re going to.

There are several simple rules to follow when you’re wearing a bow tie, remember them – and they will definitely help you out when the time comes.

  1. Face Bow TieThe bow tie shouldn’t be wider than the distance between outer corners of eyes or outer edges of the collar of a dress-shirt. Otherwise you’ll be looking like a clown.
  2. If you’re a beginner in wearing a bow tie, exercise a couple of times in tying a bow. For this, cross your right leg over your left knee, and tie a bow tie around your ankle like you’re tying lace on your boots. This is considered the classic way of tying a bow.
  3. Red Bow TieGrey Bow TieMatch the bow tie with your clothes and especially the dress-shirt. The bow tie looks great with a patricide collar (winged folded points) or a turndown collar. If you’re wearing  a patricide collar type dress-shirt, be sure to place the bow before the collar wings (see the picture).

You can find more detailed diagrams how to tie a bow tie in How to Tie a Tie app. Along with different ways of tying a tie, How to Tie a Tie presents 2 ways of tying a bow tie: simple and classic methods.

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Does Windsor suit your face shape?

So now you know a little bit more about Windsor and it is still your favourite knot. Now it’s time to consider one more aspect of wearing a tie – the face.

Many people know that to make a perfect tie knot they should match up their tie with a shirt and a suit. But many don’t know that different knots suit different face shapes, and depending on what tie knot you’re wearing you can either accentuate your face peculiarities or disguise some evident drawbacks. For example, Oriental, a very small tie knot, doesn’t fit people with round faces. Why? It’s too small, and can easily get lost under one’s broad neck.

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