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We all know the advantages of shopping online. Easy price comparison, front door delivery, a much wider variety of options than in stores, and no sales clerk following you around trying to get inside your wallet. In the arena of clothing, however, the greatest difficulty for a first-time online purchase is figuring out which size to order. On this page which, admittedly, is long, we shall remove the mystery surrounding clothing sizes.

Sizing is arbitrary. All makers have their own individual methods. Some use international body-size statistics. Others use what is known as "vanity" sizing. Larger garments are labeled with one-size-smaller tags. We shall use inches and centimeters and tell you how to measure. This is not only accurate, but cannot be misconstrued either to offer "feel-good" self-deceit or for the purpose of using less fabric than necessary to create a properly sized garment.

Finally, we are always here to consult. It is certainly to our advantage that the size you order be correct. This saves us from the cost of making size exchanges. Call us any time. Our phone is at the top of every page. Or use our "Contact Us" form. We use this form method, rather than publishing our e-mails, to cut down on the thousands of spams we receive daily. Rest assured that either Joelle or I receives every contact. Or you can write directly to me by properly rewriting my e-mail, askabbaz at CustomShirt1 dot com.

Sizing and Measurement Information: Table of Contents
General Sizing Information   Zimmerli Size Charts  Sock Sizing ... Unmasked
An ABSOLUTE MUST READ!  Underwear, Lingerie, Pajamas & More  There's Really No Mystery About It! 
Sizing Information for Outerwear   Zimmerli Fabric Types vs. Fit Style Measuring for Dress Shirts/Blouses
 Polos, Sweaters, Loungewear/Warmups The Type of Fabric Makes a Big Difference  Because I Know How ... and You Should!
Big and Tall Information  Properly Folding a Pocket Square Measuring for Other Clothing  
A "How-To" for Larger Fellows  Why Here? Cuz We're Constantly Asked! Trousers, Coats, Jackets, Gloves

General Men's & Women's Sizing Information

The first consideration one must decide regarding the sizing of underwear, intimates, lingerie, and even outerwear is the manner of 'fullness' preference: Fitted, Normal Fit, or Loose. If Normal (not skin-tight but not baggy) is your choice, seek to center your measurements on the Size Chart. For a Close fit (body-hugging), tend towards the smaller size on the chart. If you prefer a Loose fit (extra fabric all around) then go towards the upper dimension of the chart or even increase the size by one. The Fullness Diagrams provide a visual indicator of the terms.

In terms of sizing when you fall in the middle between two sizes, the answer usually lies in personal preference as regards 'Close, 'Normal', or 'Loose'. Generally, Zimmerli garments are cut on the larger side in comparison with most European makers.

The last issue you should consider in deciding your size preference is which fabric you are selecting. Just as in fullness preferences, the various weaves of fabric can make a large difference in size selection. In general terms, the weaving method makes a difference in the feel of the garment. Pureness shirts, for example, are made of a relatively strong stretch fabric whereas Royal Classic and Richelieu have much more "give" Thus a Pureness shirt will feel tighter than the same size shirt in Royal Classic.

Fullness Diagrams
Close Fitted Fitted Normal Fit Loosely Fitted Lery Loosely Fitted
follows your body shape, outlining your figure tightly
slightly more relaxed than a close fit; still outlines figure but not tightly
Normal Fit:
somewhat close to the body, but cut for ease of movement and fabric drape
generously sized for ease of movement and fabric drape
Very Loose:
cut very full for complete ease of movement and ultimate comfort

Notice below the Size Chart that we have provided a Style Chart which specifies the style in which the various Zimmerli if Switzerland fabrics are tailored. The descriptions are almost self-explanatory: "Normal" (fits normally when you take it out of the box), Second Skin (meant to hug the body), and "Tube Knit". Tube knits are woven as a small tube which, when you put it on, stretches to loosely but precisely fit the contour of your body. When washed, tube knits return to their original tube shape.

Before we present you with the "official" (but generally approximate) size chart, there is another consideration. How your fine Zimmerli garments are to be washed and dried is very important. Fine garments are better if laundered cold - machine is fine - and dried without heat (the 'no heat' or 'fluff' setting on the dryer). On the other hand, if this is a problem and they will be dried with heat, you should consider going up one size. Additionally, hotter washing and/or drying will significantly reduce the life of any garment, especially fine ones. The colder you wash and dry, the longer your Zimmerli' of Switzerland collection will last.

Lastly, remember that Zimmerli will be the finest and softest you have ever worn. This may change your impression of fit and your desires as to how you would like them to fit.

A Final Thought ...

Most importantly, if you are unsure of your size requirements, talk to us either by using the contact form above or by calling us in the U.S. at 866-267-7909. Internationally, dial +01-631-267-7909.

After some 60+ years of advising our clients we are pretty good at helping figure out the right way to go. We may be able to figure it out right away ... or we may advise you to order one each of two different sizes so you can pick the more suitable. You can then return the other and place your order for more of the desired size.  

A word of extreme importance regarding briefs, panties, pajamas, or boxers: It is against the law to return items containing a crotch which have been tried on or worn. If you decide to try two different sizes, be sure to request a disposable cotton try-on panty with your order. Wearing this while trying on will keep them from touching your skin and thereby comply with the law. Note this in the message section on the order form - or simply telephone. Returned bottoms are given a chemical bio-test. If they do not pass we cannot accept them back and no exchange credit will be issued. 

Zimmerli Men's & Women's Size Chart
Shirts and Tops Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large 3X-Large 4X-Large
Men-Chest Size in Inches 32"-36" 36"-40" 40"-44" 44"-48" 48"-52" 52"-56" 56"-60"
Men-Chest Size in Centimeters 81-91cm 91-101cm 101-111cm 111-121cm 121-132cm 132-143cm 143-153cm
Men-Euro Size 36-37 38 39-40 41 42-43 44-45 46-48
Men-Italian Size 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
U.S.Dress Shirt Size 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17 17.5-18 18.5-19.5 20-22
Women-Bust Size Inch/Cm. 32"-34"/83cm 35"-37"/91cm 38"-40"/99cm 41"-43"/106cm      
Women-Euro Size 34-36 38 40 42-44      
Women-Italian Size 36-38 40-42 44-46 48      
Women-US Size 4-6 8-10 10-12 12-14      
Briefs-Boxers-Panties Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large 3X-Large 4X-Large
Men-U.S.Size in Inches 26"-30" 30"-34" 34"-38" 38"-42" 42"-46" 46"-52" 52"-56"
Men-New Euro Size 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Men-Italian Size 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
Women-Hip Size in Inch/Cm 32"-35"/86cm 36"-38"/94cm 39"-41"/101cm 42"-44"/110cm      
Women-Euro Size 34-36 38 40 42-44      
Women-Italian Size 36-38 40-42 44-46 48      
Women-US Size 4-6 8-10 10-12 12-14      
It is important to reiterate that the fabric type you select will make a difference in the feel of the garment. As feel influences how you perceive the fit, we have created the following chart which describes the differences among the wide variety of Zimmerli fabric types.
Zimmerli Men's and Women's Fabric Types and their Fit Style
  Fits Normally Second Skin Tube Knit     Fits Normally Second Skin Tube Knit
Women's Intimates/Lingerie       Men's Undergarments      
Richelieu **     X Richelieu **     X
Pure Style **     X Royal Classic X    
Cotton DeLuxe X     Royal Star X    
Boudoir X     Business Class * X    
Attitude! *   X   Pure Comfort *  **   X  
Vertigo **   X   Bamboo * X    
Belle de Jour ** X      Wool DeLuxe X    
Pureness *   X   Pureness *   X  
Silk Rib Deluxe **     X Silk DeLuxe ** X    
Wool & Silk/Mayflower * X     Wool & Silk ** X    
Women's Nightwear & Loungewear/Warmups Men's Nightwear & Loungewear/Warmups
Eternity Cotton Pajamas X     Woven Pajamas & Boxers X    
Cocoon Loungewear  X     Filo Di Scozia Jersey Pajamas X    
Glamour & Zen Dreams Lingerie X     Europa Loungewear  X    
* Tops also used as Outerwear and/or Workout Wear 
** Tops also excellent as racy eveningwear!
* Tops also used as Outerwear & Workout Wear 
** Tops also excellent as bold dance club wear and in Wolverine!
Sock Sizing ... Unmasked 
Why Stretch? Why Sized? What's the Difference Between "Men's" and "Women's" Sizing?
Socks stretch. So why is sizing an issue? Let's begin with the two basic type of socks: Sized and Stretch.
Stretch Socks: When stretch socks are knitted. they are made to fit a minimum size of foot and given expansion properties which will permit them to stretch, comfortably, up to a certain dimension. The degree of stretch is limited to a certain extent. With the caveat that this extent depends upon the yarn type, the comfortable "stretch ability" of a stretch sock is usually about seven shoe sizes. In giving a sock the ability to stretch, the use of a certain percentage of nylon is almost essential as nylon yarn offers more "give" than natural fibers.
Sized Socks: These, on the other hand, are mainly knitted from 100% natural fiber - cotton lisle, Sea Island cotton, extrafine merino, cashmere, or silk are the most common. Some makers "fudge" in this area and use some nylon even in their sized socks. Better makers do not do that. The sized socks "stretch ability" is much less than the normal stretch sock and is in the range of 3 shoe sizes.
"Men's" vs. "Women's" - What's The Difference? The primary difference between men's and women's socks is that which is termed "Regular" size. This is the average dimension of the length of the foot. Women's "Regular" stretch socks are the same size as a Man's "Small". In real terms, this means that a woman's "Regular" stretch sock, which will fit women's U.S. shoe sizes 6.5 to 9, also properly fits a man's U.S. shoe sizes 7.5 to 10. Likewise, a man's "Regular" stretch sock, which will fit men's U.S. shoe sizes 8.5 to 11, also properly fits a woman's U.S. shoe size 9.5 to 12.
The only other difference - and it is not always so - is that the shank on a man's sock is sometimes an inch or so longer than on a comparable woman's sock. The shank is the vertical part of the length from the heel to the mid-calf or to the knee. There is
no difference in the diameter of the sock. Let me repeat that: Except for the length of the foot as explained, men's and women's socks are the same. There is no difference in the diameter or construction of the foot.
What Are The Implications? That's simple. We carry what are nominally referred to as men's and women's stretch socks. For those women who wear from a size 9 shoe or greater, ordering men's stretch socks is fine. Likewise, men whose shoe size is smaller than 10 can comfortably order any of our women's socks.
And in the arena of sized socks, the guidelines on the sock sizing chart show exactly what I have been discussing. Size Small - also referred to as Size 10 - will comfortably fit any woman who wears shoe size 6.5-9 or man who wears shoe size 7.5-10..

What if my socks are the wrong size? From discomfort to premature disintegration, the problems of mal-sized socks are covered in the following section.
Bresciani Sea Island Cotton Sock 
Good Example: Woman, Size 8.5 shoe
Wearing Size Small Sea Island Sock
Marcoliani Pima Cotton Terry Luxury Athletic Sock 
Bad - Really Bad - Example:
Man, Size 11.5 shoe
Wearing Size Regular Woman's Sock
In a Word: Ouch!
Socks are Too Big: 
The problem with socks being too large is simple. There will be too much fabric. The extra fabric will bunch up into folds and lumps causing from some discomfort to significant pain as the day wears on. Shoes may also feel too tight due to the bunching of the extra fabric.
Check as follows: Place the foot section of the sock against the sole of your foot. The unstretched foot section of the sock should not exceed more than about ¾" longer than the distance from the back of your heel to the tip of your longest toe. If it does, the sock might be too large. I say "might be" because wide feet (D, E, or greater) will pull some of the sock's length into creating additional diameter.
Socks are Too Small: 
The problems with socks being too small are more complex.
There is the primary problem of discomfort. A sock stretched past its limit it can put pressure on the toes. This is similar to wearing shoes which are too small and can cause pain. The socks will also tend to lower somewhat as the foot section tries to pull more of the shank down around the heel.
Additionally, stretching a sock beyond its intended length puts great strain on the yarns. Coupled with the cutting action of even well-manicured nails, the socks will begin to develop holes and wear spots quickly. Those whose shoe size is larger than U.S. Men's 12 should wear Size Large stretch socks or Sized Socks of Size 12 or larger.
A Note About Our Bullet Points Which Accompany Every Sock:
We test-wear every style of sock we offer at CustomShirt1.com. Aside from providing Joelle and I with possibly the world's largest personal sock collections, this give us the ability to be more accurate in our sock descriptions. As you learned in the preceding paragraph, figuring out the smallest foot a sock will properly fit is not very difficult. The other end of the spectrum - a sock's largest capacity - is more difficult. As the proud owner of Size 11¾ EEE feet, I have the ability to perform this test accurately. Note that our bullet points with each style of stretch sock advises on the sock's size range ... and that these are sometimes different with what are seemingly similar socks. Rather than merely accepting the maker's description of size range as do most shops, we use our personal tests as the final arbiter. The quality and composition of fibers, the style of weaving, and even the design pattern can make a difference in the maximum comfortable size of a particular sock.
Sizing for Outerwear
Body Measurements and Their Relation to Sizing:
In the sections below we shall teach you how to take proper body measurements for all parts of the body (except measurements for shoes). The secret to purchasing properly sized outerwear is to know your measurements and then to use the maker's charts. Believe me, good makers know the dimensions their patterns are designed to fit. Simply follow the Rules (Size Charts), be cognizant of the General Exceptions and Maker's Exceptions, and know your Personal Fullness Preferences as taught above.
Here are a few General Exceptions which universally apply:

Height: The average height most makers have used since 2001 has been 5'9" for men and 5'6" for women. If you are within 3"-4" either side of those dimensions you should be fine. If you are taller, you may need to go up a size for extra length or shop for Big & Tall garments which are specially made longer. If you are shorter, you may need the ongoing services of an alterations tailor.
Girth-Shirts & Blouses: There is greater disparity in this area. Men's shirts are sized by neck dimension, a critical measurement when buttoning the collar. Each neck size is made in a range of sleeve sizes. No accounting is made for the size of the chest except for the standard ones you will see in the chart below. For relatively thin and relatively husky body types, this can cause difficulties which may be addressed only by an alterations tailor.
Women's shirts and blouses are sized by bust measurement, a not-so-critical measurement unless the garment is too small. However, no accounting is made for neck size which can pose difficulty if the wearer wishes to button the top. In practice, most women wear their collars at least 1" larger than standard menswear. Thus, collar dimension may not be a problem.

Girth-Jackets and Coats:
These are universally sized by chest measurement although not always written as such. Men's coats are number-sized according to the inch size of the chest they are designed to fit. Women's coats can be sized in this manner but are more often sized by any one of the multitude (petite, women's, girls, etc.) of size scales ordained for women. A degree of shortening is easily accomplished if necessary. Better coats will be made with additional fabric in the hem and sleeves to allow for a certain degree of lengthening.
Corpulence in all fitting areas: If one's girth is larger than standards permit, one need be aware of the fullness allowances shown in the  measurement size chart below. If there will be insufficient fullness, you will need to increase the size and use the services of an alterations tailor to properly shape the remainder of the garment.
Fitting Clothes
Here are two Maker's Exceptions specific to CustomShirt1 items:

Sea Island Polo Shirts: Intended to be used for active sports such as golf in addition to standard wear, our Sea Island polo shirts were specifically designed for the athletic body. The bodies are tapered an inch or two, depending upon size, more than most ready-made polo shirts.
Sandwashed Silk Polo Shirts: These were designed with additional fullness - 2"-3" depending upon size - over standard size models. The purpose for this was to counteract the widespread process of washing them in water which was too hot and causing extraordinary shrinkage. If you feel that yours are too loose, one very warm wash and dry should solve the problem. Thereafter, return to Cold/No Heat.
Except for these two items, the remainder of CustomShirt1.com clothing is sized in accordance with to the Size Charts on this page.


Measuring for Shirts & Blouses
Why Measure?
Measurements are normally used by shirt makers like us to draught bespoke shirt or blouse patterns. However, in order to be able to select clothing which is appropriately sized for you, a complete set of measurements is always handy. Even when ordering undershirts, clients hear this as my first question when they call, "Can you tell me your chest (or jacket) size?". And then, for those to whom overall appearance is a concern, my second inquiry will be to ascertain their waist size. Purchasing trousers or skirts, jackets or coats is always easier when you have a complete set of measurements. In this and the next section, you will learn how to take these measurements with the aid of an assistant. You can download our measurement form here on which to record your dimensions.

Neck: Around-the-neck is measured at the point where a comfortable shirt collar normally rests. Do not tilt your head up or down as this can radically alter the dimensions. The measurement should be taken snugly. Most men prefer an additional " to ½" of fullness added to the skin measure. Women generally prefer an extra ¾" to 1". Additionally, allowance must be made for shrinkage in this critical area. A 1990's study by Forbes magazine found that 70% of American men wore collars which were too tight, thus restricting the flow of blood through the mildly important carotid artery.

Chest: Measure just under the arms. Make certain that the tape is parallel to the ground. It should cross over the shoulder blades in the rear and the vertical center of the pectoral muscles in front. Oftimes it is easier to take this measurement from the back. On a woman, this measurement is taken just above the breasts.

Bust (women only): Measure around the fullest part of the breasts. Make sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor. When the tape is parallel to the floor, this measure is often below the shoulder blades in the rear. That is fine.

Waist (men): Men's shirt waist measurements are different from trouser measurements in that they should be taken at the fullest part of the waist. This is usually at or just above the navel whereas trouser measures are taken lower down where the trouser waistband sits at the top of the hips.

Waist (women): Women's shirt waist measurements are different from men's in that they should be taken at the smallest part of the waist.

Seat (men): Measure the seat, again parallel to the ground, at the fullest part of the buttocks. Be certain to remove wallet, etc. from your trouser pockets.

Hips (women): Measuring women's hips requires more measurements due to the dimensional variances. As before parallel to the ground, measure the "high" hip 3" below the waist. Then measure again 7" down and 9" down from the waist. These measurements are essential to create a correctly fitting shirt or pants.

Fitting Clothes
Measurement Locations for Chest and Bust

Measuring CustomShirts
Measurement Locations for
Waist and Hips

Yoke: The yoke is the piece which sits upon the shoulders. Measuring involves judgement. At a certain point, even in the case of those with round-shoulders men, the horizontal shoulder changes to the vertical arm. This is usually just before the halfway-point in the curve. Measure from this point on the left to this point on the right.

Sleeve length: Where the cuffs sit on the hand as well as how much cuff protrudes from the jacket sleeves is a matter of personal preference and the subject of a plethora of debates. The generally accepted parameter is that ½" of shirt sleeve should show. This can be simply achieved by coordination of your bespoke or alterations tailor and shirt maker. Measure from the center of the shoulder behind the neck to the edge of the shoulder as done in the yoke measurement process. Proceed downward along the straight arm to the tip of the thumb. From this measurement, the shirt maker should subtract approximately 4¼" and the tailor 4¾". It is important that both sleeves be measured individually as 85% of people have different left and right sleeve lengths.

Measuring Custom Shirts
Measurement Diagrams for Yoke and Sleeve Length

Cuff diameter: Here again, personal preference is the arbiter. Measure the wrist at the wrist bone. If a watch is worn, left and right cuffs need be different. A tight cuff will measure 3/4"-1" greater than wrist measure. A loose cuff will be at 1 1/2" or slightly more. Bear in mind that a too-small cuff will not be able to slide down the hand far enough to show below the jacket sleeve.

Fullness: In order for a shirt to fit properly, a degree of "fullness" must be added to the Chest, Waist, and Seat measurements. The following fullness parameters apply:
Very Snug shirt:
Chest +4", Waist +3", Seat +3"
Normal shirt:
+6", +5", +6"
Full shirt:
+8", +7", +8".
These specifications are for a person of 6' height and 170 lbs. They should be proportionately altered for those of differing height and weight.

More: Many other measures, too lengthy to discuss here, are incorporated into the creation of a bespoke shirt pattern. Collar Back Height, Collar Front Height, Collar Point Length, Collar Spread, Cuff Length, Elbow Room, Half-Chest, Half-Waist, Over-the-Arm and more are measurements used by better shirt makers. The measurements presented here, however, are more than sufficient for most purposes.


Measuring for Other Garments
More Measurements!
A whole host of other measurements can facilitate your size selection process and benefit your interactions with tailors and alterationists. We've provided mainly self-explanatory diagrams. Keep your tape measure snug but not tight and, when recording dimensions, round up to the nearest
¼". Again, you can conveniently record your measurements on our printable measurement form.  MEASUREMENT FORM (.pdf)

Trousers and Pants: Right-hand Diagram: All of the measurements shown in the far right hand diagram are necessary for women.
For men, the measurement labeled "7" Hip" becomes, instead, "Seat". The "High Hip" and "9" Hip" are unnecessary.

The measurements of Inseam and Outseam shown in the upper left diagram are necessary for all. In addition, subtraction of the Inseam from the Outseam yields the "Rise". Rise is a critical dimension for all as it determines where on one's hips the waistband will sit. The rise of low-waisted pants is much shorter than that of pants which sit on the waist.

Skirts: The simpler Wiats, Mid-Hip, and Seat measurements shown on the skirt diagram are often sufficient for a simple skirt. For more complex or detailed work, the full set of hip and waist measurements should be used. Mid-hip is regarded as the point-of-greatest-girth.

Fitting Clothes
Measurement Diagrams for Skirts and Trousers
Measuring CustomShirts 
Measurement Diagrams for Coat Back (all) and Trouser Waist (Men only)

Gloves: Gloves are simply measured. Following the diagram to the right, measure around the knuckles where the fingers join the hand. Use your dominant hand as, with greater use, it usually develops slightly larger in circumference. Then find your size on the Chart. For example, the man's hand in the photo measures 9" which is a Men's Large. Those at lower end of a size who want a closer fit, order one size smaller. Those at the upper end of a size who want a looser fit, order one size larger.

Women's Glove Size Chart 
Size  Inches Around Centimeters Around 
XXS  5"-5½" 12.7-14cm 
XS  5½"-6" 14-15.25cm 
S 6"-6½" 15.25cm-16.5cm 
M 7"-7½" 17.75-19cm 
L 7½"-8" 19-20.3cm 
XL 8"-8½" 20.3-21.5cm 

Men's Glove Size Chart 
Size  Inches Around Centimeters Around 
XS  6½"-7½" 16.5-19cm 
S 8"-8½" 20.3-21.6cm 
M 8½"-9" 21.6-22.9cm 
L 9"-9½" 22.9-24.1cm 
XL 9½"-10½" 24.1-25.4cm 
XXL  10½"-11½"  25.4-29.2cm 
Measuring Custom Shirts

Alpo Guanti Luxury Gloves

Alpo Guanti Luxury Gloves

Above: A Selection of Alpo Guanti Women's Luxury Gloves
Alpo Guanti Men's Brown Nappa with Cashmere Lining


Big and Tall Information
We Are Pleased ...
to have premiered the world's first online Big and Tall Department to feature solely top quality European merchandise. In reaction to a number of requests over the years, most of these now stocked items have been exclusively commissioned by us specifically for this purpose. Included in our offerings are a range of Zimmerli undergarments, large size Marcoliani and Bresciani socks, and orderable Scott & Charters cashmere sweaters.

Custom Order Zimmerli Service: We are also pleased to be able to offer an exclusive Zimmerli of Switzerland Big & Tall Custom Order service. With a minimum order of only two dozen pieces, we are now able to produce the remainder of the entire Zimmerli of Switzerland men's line in virtually any size imaginable. The sole exception is that, due to the constraints of the proprietary knitting machines, there is a 'tall' limit on the Richelieu Rib.
Custom Order Sock Service: We are able to produce large sizes of most Marcoliani and Bresciani socks with small minimum orders of only 24 pairs.
Custom Order Cashmere Sweaters: We have arranged with Scotland's renowned Scott & Charters, one of only nine such producers left in Scotland, to be able to offer their range of men's and women's cashmere sweaters in some 200 colors to any size desired.
Custom Order Details: Custom ordering is as easy as it can be. You have merely to e-mail or telephone your needs. We'll arrange for the production and get back to you with cost. Costs are normally 25% above the regular Big & Tall price for the same item in its largest regularly available size. Delivery for virtually all the items is from 75 to 90 days. At certain busier times of the year, a few extra weeks may be required.

Scott & Charters Scottis Custom Made Cashmere Sweaters
Scott & Charters Special Order Tall Cashmere V-neck Sweater


How to Fold a Pocket Square
We Receive Hundreds of Inquiries ...
regarding the folding of pocket squares. Below are three animations showing three different folds. The ruler in each animation is not for the purpose of measuring. The easiest manner in which to neatly insert a square into the jacket pocket without bulges is to put the ruler inside the fold and use it to push the square downward. In the absence of a ruler, a comb serves equally well.

Most Popular Three-Point Fold

Begin with the pocket square face down and the label in the corner shown.

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Square "TV" Fold with Rolled Edge Concealed

Begin with the pocket square face down and the label in the corner shown.

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Square "TV" Fold with Rolled Edge Showing

Begin with the pocket square face down and the label in the corner shown.

How to Fold a Pocket Square