I’ve always had a keen eye for detail and think it’s important to consider every aspect of an outfit, particularly when dressing for an occasion. I often pay close attention to accessories when it comes to wearing a suit so when I was asked by Matalan to collaborate with them on their Guys Guide to Prom, I was really excited to get involved.
Whether you’re attending a wedding or a school prom this summer, you can add an extra dimension to your look by playing around with accessories to create something memorable and unique. I think that a pocket square is the perfect addition to any formal attire as it exudes masculinity, confidence and class to ensure you always make a great first impression.
I was excited to experiment with a few classic folding techniques and help out any gents in need of a final flourish for their occasion wear this summer so for the guide I chose my three favourite styles that are relatively easy to fold but offer maximum impact: The Scallop Fold, The Three Stairs Fold and finally The Four Point Fold.
THE SCALLOP FOLD
THE THREE STAIRS FOLD
THE FOUR POINT FOLD
Each of these folds can be mastered with a little practice and once you have perfected the skill, you will never leave your pocket empty again – the opportunities are endless!
For a full step by step walk through on how to recreate the pocket square looks in this post alongside expert hints and tips to make sure you look dapper this season, take a look at Matalan’s comprehensive guide here: http://www.matalan.co.uk/mens/collections/suits-and-workwear/suits/guys-guide-to-prom
SHOP THE SUITS
SHOP MY FAVOURITE POCKET SQUARES
Photography by Rebecca Spencer