11 ways to fold a pocket square! Introducing from the insertion method to the stylish technique that can be used for weddings.

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11 ways to fold a pocket square! Introducing from the insertion method to the stylish technique that can be used for weddings.

The pocket chief is an essential item not only for dress style at parties, but also for business and off-duty jacket styles. If you’re going to go to the trouble of incorporating one, you’ll want to choose an appropriate way to fold it depending on the occasion, and aim for a highly finished styling. So this time, we focus on the pocket chief, and introduce 11 ways to fold it and recommended items that you can put into practice right away!

What is a pocket chief?

A pocket chief is a piece of cloth that is inserted into the breast pocket of a tailored jacket as a decoration, and is called a ” pocket square ” in English. The pocket chief was born in the 1920s. It is said that the breast pocket of a jacket was originally designed to hold a pocket chief, and from there, the custom of inserting a handkerchief, a practical item, into the breast pocket as a decorative item gradually took root among gentlemen.
(*As for the origin of the pocket chief itself, there is a theory that the linen cloth worn by Chinese farmers as a sunshade was brought back to their homeland by French sailors in the 15th century and inserted into the epaulette (shoulder decoration) or on the left sleeve.)

Incidentally, the bourgeoisie (wealthy people) of the time wore such a garment mainly in their tails and frock coats. Since white linen chiefs were often used in such outfits, an unspoken rule gradually formed that ” a white chief should be worn with formal attire.

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