Fold your Pocket Square Like a Kingsman

Fold your Pocket Square Like a Kingsman

February 01, 2018

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Kingsman training involves a regime of skydiving, martial arts training, and defying death on a daily basis. And while not every man could be part of the Kingsguard, you could still own the wardrobe and dress like a gentleman.

In fact, besides the action sequences, clothing was at the core of the film, and, let’s face it: the suit makes the man, and Kingsman is not an exception.

Let’s take a look at Galahad pocket squares. They are crisply folded lush handkerchiefs. True works of art.

 

However, it’s not as simple as just folding and tuck it in. Today, Scotch and Rich shows you how to fold a square like a Kingsman.

The 5-Step One-Point Fold

This fold is business-appropriate but straightforward. The one-point fold is relaxed enough to wear with the Kensington Suit and would look amazing in a cocktail party. Or you might as well wear the Richmond and strut confidently through your company. 

Step 1

Start with the square unfolded and flat over your table or even in your hands.

Step 2

Fold it diagonally down the middle. Bring one corner up and meet the opposite- Now you should have a wide triangle of doubled fabric.

Step 3

At the base of the triangle, where you folded the square, fold the corners inward from both sides.

Step 4

Fold it as far as needed to make it roughly the width of your jacket pocket. Don’t forget to fold each corner approximately the same length.

Step 5

At this point, the square should look like an envelope. Slide it into your jacket’s breast pocket until the only thing visible is the triangle with the point shooting straight up.

The One-Point Fold is a fantastic accessory to your suit. Match your tie and your square for a contrasting look, just don’t blow your cover and keep your cool.

Here’s a nice infographic courtesy of Real Man, Real style and stay tuned for more style tips.

 



Sizing Chart

Size Guide | Scotch and Rich

 

 Suit Jacket 

The suit measurements below are for reference only. Please allow ±0.25" difference for actual suit measurement.

See below for further details:
Chest - Measure chest just under arms and across shoulder blades, holding tape level (don’t hold your breath). Be sure to cross over the shoulder blades and the fullest part of your chest. Blazer sizes are equal to your chest size. For example, if you have a 38" chest, you would wear a size 38 blazer. 
If you are measuring in centimetres divide by 2.54 to obtain the measurement in inches.

Notes:

Alteration Notes:

Neck - Measure around the middle of the neck, around your Adams apple or fullest part of our neck, keeping tape level. Allow for index finger to fit between the tape and your neck for a comfortable fit. 


Sleeve/Arm – With your arm around your hip, bend your arm to a 90 degree angle. Measure from the middle of the back of your neck, across your shoulder and down outside of your arm past elbow to your wrist. 


Waist - Look inside one of your pants' waistband. Generally, the size will be written. If you cannot find it, follow these guidelines to find your correct size.
Keep one finger between tape and your body and measure around your natural waistline (usually at the bellybutton). Pants sizes are equal to your waist size. For example, if you have a 38" waist, you should wear a size 38 pants. Remember of your slacks are 1-2" too big or too small, a tailor can easily take them in or out.
Otherwise, use a pair of pants that fit you well, measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. The number of inches is the inseam length, rounded to the nearest half inch.
The European size of slacks is 16 more than the US size. For example, a size 52 (European) is equivalent to a size 36 (US).


Inseam: With appropriate shoes on, measure from your crotch to your desired pant length. Inseam measurements vary by style. Generally use a pair of pants that fit you well, measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. The number of inches is the inseam length, rounded to the nearest half inch.