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    I decided to go the pocket square route a few weeks back and have been having issues with it slipping down into the pocket. I've tried folding it a bunch of different ways and it doesn't seem to help. Has anybody else ever had this issue, or am I just pocket square incompetent?


    #2


    same thing happens to me dude. Any body know how to stop this?

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      #3


      It happens to me from time to time, too. What type of material are you using? I would expect silk to give more trouble than cotton, linen, etc.

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        #4


        Perhaps you could safety pin it from inside/behind where no one will see it.

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          #5


          adjust the bottom (part thats not visible) to at least reach bottom if possible. if you fold it too short thats what will happen...

          "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
          I>0<I

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            #6


            I once saw on the internet a suggestion from someone who folds it around a piece of thin cardboard cut to the right size. Works great, but it would be pretty embarrassing if you ever had to pull the square out to actually use!

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              #7


              I use the cardstock blank approach. I think it works great - I iron the square around the cardboard and get a great, razor-sharp square that stays put all day. As for having to use it? I don't use a handkerchief, but a small pocket square, so that won't come up. If you're really worried about that, I'd carry a handkerchief in one of the inside pockets of the jacket.

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                #8


                @alan: I have that issue with silk but not with cotton, linen, etc...


                @josh h: you iron them? I can see that working for cotton and others, but not for silk

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                  #9


                  if all else fails: they make braces you can put them in, and then put into the pocket.

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                    #10


                    @Alan: Mine's cotton. I only bought the one as I wasn't sure I could pull it off.


                    @MaxMan: The bottom part isn't really folded over at all. I thought maybe my breast pocket was unusually deep or something, but apparently it's not just me.

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                      #11


                      I use the puff or inverted puff fold

                      http://blog.brooksbrothers.com/the-a...square-deal-2/

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                        #12


                        I used to run into this problem quite often as well. A quick and easy fix I found was to take some tissue and just shove it to the bottom of the pocket. That way, even if the pocket square is folded too short, it just hits the tissue and remains in the position you want it to be!

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                          #13


                          Silk is a nightware. I found cotton or linen easiest to achieve that razor-sharp quarter inch straight fold. I've abandoned the other folds ... puff, etc. as I think they are too dandyish for the workplace; works great on others mind you.


                          Strangest solution I saw to sagging square dilemma was using a document clip to snap around the bottom and act like a foot. The arms of it sort of force the square upright. Like viagra for pocket squares.

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                            http://www.kinowear.com/blog/how-to-...r-from-mad-men

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