The Pocket Square : 22 Essential Folds
Handkerchief, pochette, fazelleto, panuelo, mouchoir de poche, tenugui, hankachi or hank. They all mean one thing. A small innocent square of fabric. Place one in a jacket pocket however, and it transforms into a pocket square. A gentleman's boldest accessory, it adds the final flourish and character to any wardrobe and is a stylish alternative to the tie when a gentleman needs to look sharp. When, where and how should a gentleman wear the perfect pocket square? The guide features 22 pocket square folds, for linen, cotton and silk, from the simple and elegant `Presidential' to the complex and flamboyant `Bouquet' fold. As well as brief written descriptions and advice on when to wear each style, each fold is also accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and bold colour illustrations of how to wear one's pocket square with style. Names synonymous with elegant and distinctive style from every decade - Cary Grant, Oscar Wilde, the Duke of Windsor, Fred Astaire, JFK and Yves Saint Laurent - provide style inspiration. The Pocket Square is the essential gift for the fashion-conscious gentleman wishing to experiment with the endless possibilties of this precious piece of fabric and turn it into the ultimate signature of their style.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 148 x 210 x 19.05mm | 500g
- 31 May 2016
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrated throughout
Table of contents
The Pocket Square * The Folds: The TV; The Presidential; The Peak; The Two Point; The Tulip; The Four Point; The Cruiseliner; The Cagney; Four of a Kind; Diamonds are Forever; The Croissant; The Tail Fin; The Diagonal Shell; The Windsor Puff; The Cooper Puff; The Guido Puff; The Fred Astaire; The Rolled Puff; The Dunaway; The Bouquet; The Carrot; The Vesper * How to Wear a Square * Etiquette
'Gives a history of the handkerchief as a fashion item and advice on how to wear each style ... If you ever wondered how to do the "Presidential" fold, here at last is your answer' - The Times
About A.C. Phillips
A.C. Phillips is a connoisseur of gentlemen's tailoring and pattern-design, with years of patient experience of folding his own pocket squares.