The Handkerchief Resource – Tips, History, Where to Shop, etc.

The Handkerchief Resource – Tips, History, Where to Shop, etc.

What is a handkerchief?

Take it away, Collins English Dictionary:

handkerchief is a small square piece of fabric which you use for blowing your nose.

Okay, well that wasn’t particularly helpful, was it? Here’s how I’d define a handkerchief:

The handkerchief is (typically) a square piece of hemmed cloth that is primarily used for personal hygiene, as a clothing accessory, or carried as a handy multi-functional “tool” that can help solve everyday challenges. It has a long history but tremendous staying power and, if anything, its value proposition today may be more important than ever.

In this resource I will provide links to everything you could wish to know about the handkerchief:

  • The history
  • The benefits
  • Common uses
  • Types of handkerchiefs
  • Where to shop

Other Names for Handkerchiefs

I’m a big fan of the “hanky” or “hankie” but here are some other alternative names:

  • Kerchief
  • Bandana
  • Snot rag (ewww)
  • Reusable tissue
  • Rag
  • Pocket square

The Benefits of Handkerchiefs

In the modern context, there are reasons why I think the handkerchief is more important than ever.

Hygiene

Handkerchiefs get a bad rap when it comes to personal hygiene. People think of blowing a nose into one, stuffing it into a bag or pocket and then germs are everywhere.

Yes, using a hanky in this way is definitely not hygienic but neither is having crumpled tissue papers everywhere. Ultimately, it comes down to how you use them. You can go into greater detail with the link below.

Is the Handkerchief More Hygienic Than Tissues?

Tissue vs handkerchief

Of course, the HankyBook was created to make hanky’s more hygienic by default, thanks to its book-shaped form that stops germs and ick from spreading.

HankyBook product

Environmental

If environmentalism and zero waste mean anything to you then you’ll probably be aware of the problem with single-use tissues. The amount of energy and resources that go into an item that, when used properly, ends up in the trash moments later is just staggering.

The major benefit of handkerchiefs is that they are more environmentally friendly. They can be used for years – in fact, they tend to get softer with age, so they’ll be even kinder to your skin as time goes on.

And to clean then, just a quick toss in with your next wash and they’re ready to go again. If you get a hanky with 100% organic cotton, like the HankyBook, even better!

Multiple Uses

A handkerchief is just very handy to have in your back pocket or bag. View below for the Common Uses section as I discuss the plethora of use cases for handkerchiefs.

Style & Sentiment

Because a handkerchief can be part of your life for many years, or decades, it can become a part of your life. Whether it becomes your child’s comfort blanket, or was there to wipe away a loved one’s tears, or upgrade your style on a big date.

This is why vintage handkerchiefs are so popular. They have a history. They have a story.

Disposable facial tissues are purely functional.

Common Uses of Handkerchiefs

The primary purpose of the handkerchief is wiping one’s nose, blowing into it, catching sneezes – basically, it’s there to help your nose. I’d also put covering your mouth when coughing into the same personal hygiene category.

There is a distinct secondary use as a purely decorative accessory, such as a pocket square adding a bit of style to a suit pocket, or as part of a folk-dance in the Balkans and Middle East.

Finally, there is another bucket of uses that I’d just call: life. The hanky has a wide range of practical purposes from wiping away sweat, spills or makeup, to cover your face from dust. Stemming blood flow, creating an icepack, protecting your brow from the sun, filtering dirty liquid – honestly, there are so many uses of the handkerchief I’d be here all day listing them out.

Lucky I already have some guides that dig deeper:

17 Handkerchief Uses

17 Handkerchief Uses – Infographic

23 Uses for a HankyBook

Where to Buy Handkerchiefs

If you are on the search for the perfect handkerchief, I’ve been down the rabbit hole a few times. That’s why I wrote about the best handkerchief offerings for men and women.

The Top 5 Men’s Handkerchiefs

The 6 Best Handkerchiefs for Ladies

Ladies handkerchiefs

Of course, I encourage you to do your own research. Etsy is a great resource and of course, you can’t beat local thrift and vintage shops.

You can also shop HankyBooks in our online store

Popular Handkerchief Fabrics

If you’re planning to use your hanky for personal hygiene, softness is going to be a big consideration as well as durability and absorbency. I recommend soft organic cotton that meets those three requirements. Always give it a wash first, which will help release the stiffness – and over time it will get even softer.

These days handkerchiefs are made from the following fabrics.

  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Linen
  • Cotton blend
  • Synthetic

How to Fold a Pocket Square and Handkerchief

Whether it’s to keep germs trapped, or style for a pocket, handkerchief folding is something I get asked about a lot. HankyBook started with an intricate hanky folding method, so the art of folding is close to our hearts.

To help you familiarize yourself with different handkerchief folding techniques, I created the following guides:

How to Fold a Handkerchief for a Suit Pocket

How to Fold a Handkerchief – Secret Sanitary Method (with video)

How to fold a handkerchief video

How to Fold a Handkerchief for Your Back Pocket

Final Thoughts

It feels funny to talk about joining the handkerchief movement, given the centuries-long history of the handkerchief, but – screw it – that’s what I’m going to do!

I truly believe they are better than facial tissues in almost every way. Everyone should carry a handkerchief, because they’re kinder on the nose, on the planet, and are very handy when life throws spills your way.

Once you’re an owner and a convert, consider introducing them to family and friends. The right handkerchief will make a great gift.

How to Fold a Handkerchief for your Back Pocket

How to Fold a Handkerchief for your Back Pocket

People with runny noses know how many disposable tissues (and sleeves!) they go through. It’s even worse for people like me who suffer from a chronic runny nose. 

I’m a big believer in the fact that the humble handkerchief is a much more sustainable alternative to facial tissues. Handkerchiefs are fun,  fashionable, functional, and above all, friendly to the planet.

“Now hold on,” I hear you say. “Isn’t it gross and unsanitary to be walking around all day with a cloth of snot in your pocket?” Well, it CAN be, if you don’t know how to fold a handkerchief properly.

Here’s how to fold a handkerchief for back pocket ease of use and, more importantly, to prevent the “ick” factor and the spread of germs.

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The ways to fold a hanky for your back pocket

The point of folding your handkerchief properly is for sanitary reasons and practical reasons. When you’re blowing your nose, you want to have a large enough and thick enough surface area to take care of even the most fearsome sneeze you can muster.

Here is a method for folding your handkerchief that will always keep two layers of fabric between your nose and your hands. This would make sure that your hanky traps almost all of the airborne particles in the fabric.

  1. Place your handkerchief on a flat surface 
  2. Fold it in half
  3. Fold the left side of the handkerchief in to the center point, and do the same for the right side
  4. Holding the middle of the handkerchief at the center point of the left and the right-hand side, raise it and fold it in half horizontally, tucking the fold underneath
  5. Finally, fold it in half vertically, creating a perfect square.

Still don’t get it? Don’t worry, I created a video to provide a visual step-by-step guide to hanky folding

With this method, you’ll be creating a little book with sleeves that are thick enough to prevent contamination and provide a new sleeve for every sneeze or sniffle. It should fit perfectly into your back pocket with ease.

The problem with the back pocket fold

I used the above method for a long time and I can admit that it works under perfect conditions. But life is not a series of overlapping perfect conditions.

Sometimes you absentmindedly put your keys or wallet in the pocket that you’re keeping your perfectly folded handkerchief in. And you’ll find that it loses its shape and careful folds through the day. 

Besides, you’re not always going to have a flat surface available to refold your hanky. And even if you did, refolding your hanky in this way when it’s half used presents its own set of icky problems when it comes to contamination, not to mention the spectacle of having to fold a soiled handkerchief in public. ‘Snot cool!

This is when inspiration struck and I came up with the pre-“folded” HankyBook.

HankyBook: No folding required

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Having struggled with allergies and a runny nose for most of my life, I found that facial tissues weren’t the answer. Besides being unsustainable and expensive in the long run, the constant abrasion of the tissue paper on my sensitive skin caused redness, swelling, and inflamed my allergies.

Handkerchiefs are a more sustainable solution for me, but the folding solution is not perfect.

It was the right idea, but the wrong vessel.

So I got some cotton sleeves together, dusted off my sewing machine, and bound the sleeves together inside of a cover. New sneeze, new page.

Leslie Uke

The idea behind this is to prevent contamination and contain sniffles, wipe up spills, clean makeup, or replace any of the functions of facial tissues or handkerchiefs. The fact that it’s a “book” with sleeves means that it will free you from the fuss and hassle of folding it, or worrying about what to do when it unfolds through your day.

Hankybook in back pocket

Best of all, it fits in my pocket ready to be easily pulled out and used at a moment’s notice. No fumbling around for a clean sleeve of a handkerchief, ruining the careful folding process that you can’t easily repeat when you’re on the go, in the office, or in your car. And when you get home, just pop it in the washer to clean it.

Then it caught on

People kept asking me where I bought my very first prototype Hankybook when I used it. I was very surprised at the level of interest among my friends and family, so I made a few more.

Eventually, I launched a successful crowdfunding campaign and we were off to the races. Before I knew it, enquiries were coming in from all corners of the country for HankyBooks.

If you have an issue with sniffles and you’re concerned with the spread of germs, and if you’re tired of facial tissues that are destructive to the planet, maybe you should try the Hankybook. It’s the evolution of the handkerchief, without the “ick” factor. 

Final thoughts

Now you know how to fold a handkerchief. And why a HankyBook means you may not have to worry about folding at all!

But before I leave you, if you’re interested in hankie folding, you may also be curious how to fold a pocket square for a suited breast pocket. That’s one thing HankyBook was definitely not made for.

As luck would have it, I have a pocket square guide for that right here – 7 folding methods (at different difficulty levels) with photos so you can add some style to your next event.

folding pocket square

I hope you found this article useful. Feel free to share it with friends who you think may see the light – the more reusable hanky converts the better for the environment!

Is Tissue Paper Biodegradable and Eco-friendly?

Is Tissue Paper Biodegradable and Eco-friendly?

How many facial tissues have you used this year?

The answer will vary depending on whether you have allergies, the season of the year, or other factors. But the answer is probably “A LOT” and the box of disposable facial tissues in your home right now is evidence of it.

It wasn’t always like this. Facial tissues became all the rage as an alternative to handkerchiefs in the early 20th century when the novelty and convenience of a disposable handkerchief had no consideration for the environment. Since then the disposable facial tissue industry has boomed to the moon.

There’s nothing wrong with big companies who produce tissue paper making profits from their products. They have fulfilled a need and that’s why a company like Kleenex has been successful since the year it introduced its disposable facial tissues nearly 100 years ago in 1924.

But as we enter a time of more responsible and eco-friendly practices, we have to ask the important questions in the age of sustainability:

Is tissue paper eco-friendly?

Is tissue paper biodegradable?

Is the process of manufacturing tissue paper sustainable?

Are there alternatives to tissue paper?

Let’s find out.

How facial tissues are made

The majority of facial tissue paper is made from virgin wood pulp. The trees are logged, cut into chips, and then ground into flakes.

These flakes are mixed into pulp by combining them with a large amount of water. Chemical additives such as bleach are then used to soften, strengthen, and color the paper. This pulp is then poured onto massive steam-heated drums to dry the paper, before the tissue is placed on a heated roller to dry the fabric. 

This fabric is cut to shape, portioned, packaged in wrapping machines, and finally, packed for distribution.

From seed to store, the manufacturing process of tissue paper is an energy-intensive, water-wasting, and chemically infused operation.

In short: entire plantations are grown for the purpose of being cut down so that we can blow our noses and then throw the tissue in the trash.

Is tissue paper biodegradable?

The short answer to a complicated question is yes, most tissues are biodegradable and compostable. The raw component of facial tissues is wood fibers or recycled material, natural raw materials that will eventually decompose. 

However, the additives used to reinforce the paper mean that it can take anywhere from weeks to many months to fully decompose. Environmental factors like exposure to light, air, and humidity also play a key role.

It’s worth noting that most tissue paper is wrapped in plastic. This plastic will take a much longer time to decompose when disposed of. The plastic wrap of the tissue box can resist breaking down into its chemical components for many decades, clogging up landfills and littering landscapes long after the paper products themselves have biodegraded.

Can tissue paper make my allergies worse?

Facial tissues can worsen acne if you have sensitive skin. This is particularly bad if your tissues are scented. Of course, when you have a runny nose, the constant abrasion of tissue paper on the delicate skin of your mouth and nose area can cause swelling, redness, and irritation.

Is tissue paper toxic?

Next time you’re in the store, or if you have a box of Kleenex handy, take a look at the ingredients. Go on.

You’ll find that it contains ingredients such as Parafinum (a petroleum product), isopropyl palmitate (a notorious pore clogger), and dioxins that are released into the environment as facial tissues decompose.  Some brands continue to manufacture tissues containing formaldehyde, classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the EPA.

Is tissue paper recyclable?

Unfortunately, most tissue paper is not recyclable. Once they come into contact with body fluids, grease and food waste they cannot be easily “cleaned” in the recycling process. This is the same story for napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, etc.

Paper trash

What is the safest way to dispose of tissue paper?

Facial tissues should not be flushed away. They do not degrade safely in septic systems and can cause clogging and blockages.

If you want to get rid of your tissue paper without throwing it in the trash, a home compost in your garden is your best bet.

Or…

The facial tissue alternative

There is no “Planet B”, so we have to make a Plan B for our wasteful habits. Using something once and throwing it away is not sustainable. Making better buying decisions in the store definitely helps, for example choosing facial tissues that are tree-free – although this type of tissue paper can be really rough on the nose. They certainly don’t work for my sensitive nose.

In my view, the ultimate facial tissue paper alternative is the cotton handkerchief. That’s right, we’re going full circle – a throwback to the OG.

Handkerchiefs can be used, washed, and reused hundreds of times. In fact, the longer you have them the softer they get. Just toss them in with your wash and they are good to go – again and again.

They are a timeless way to take care of sniffles, coughs, colds, runny noses and any spills in a way that doesn’t harm the planet. Handkerchiefs are easily the more sustainable option than facial tissues.

OK, but isn’t walking around with a pocket of snot all day unsanitary?

There’s using a handkerchief, and then there’s using a handkerchief properly – I created a video hanky folding guide and there are plenty others online.

The basic principle is to fold the handkerchief in such a way that you have a new, fresh compartment to blow your nose into with every use. Proper folding of the handkerchief prevents the “ick” factor that you’re thinking of.

In fact, it was this folding method that inspired me to create HankyBook – a little book where each soft cotton page is a fresh sleeve to blow your nose or take care of any number of little spills that life can throw at you. It’s bound between a protective cover, so it easily slips into your pocket or bag. 

HankyBook

Hankybook is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than facial tissues. It’s a practical and eco-friendly alternative to facial tissues.

Final thoughts

If you’re of an eco-friendly mindset, it makes sense to either compost your used tissues or start switching to reusable handkerchiefs. We live in a world full of waste – particularly when it comes to plastic and paper products.

Every small step helps to change habits and reduce the impact on our planet. Are you ready to take that step?

Simply The Best Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs for 2021 and Beyond

Simply The Best Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs for 2021 and Beyond

Being sick blows.

And we mean that quite literally. 

Not only is the constant sniffling a pain, but all the wiping and blowing can lead to your already delicate nose being rubbed raw. Ugh. 

At least we have the softness and absorbency of organic cotton handkerchiefs to see us through these troubling times! 

Hankies? You mean tissues, right?

Nope. Where have you been? Paper tissues are old news! 

Let’s look at the facts. Tissues are:

Terrible for the environment 

A single-use tissue takes so many resources to end up in your hand. And then a quick honk on your nose-horn and they go straight in the bin. Or the landfill because recycling tissue paper is actually not easy.

And tissues are made of paper, you know. You’re basically wiping your nose on thousands and thousands of trees! 

Hankies, however, are clearly the more sustainable option, mostly because they are reusable. Made out of soft, organic cotton, just toss your handkerchief in the wash to be used over and over again – making the impact lighter on your wallet and on the planet! 

Pretty gross

People tend to think of tissues as more hygienic than hankies – you simply blow your nose and toss them safely in the bin along with the germs, right?

In theory, yes. But think about it this way: you’re at the supermarket, out at the park, or busy typing away on that new report when you have to blow your nose… are you getting up to find a bin? Or are you quickly tossing it wherever is handy – your bag, your desk, etc? 

A bunch of snotty rags stashed in your handbag? Uh… no thanks. 

At least handkerchiefs can be folded to keep germs trapped – or just use a HankyBook.

And very unstylish

These days, it’s all about individuality. You can customize everything from your nails to your phone cover to your face mask… so why stick with boring old tissues?

Handkerchiefs, on the other hand, offer an endless range of styles and variations. From a crisp, simple option, to the bright and funky ones, hankies are the perfect way to express your unique sense of style.

Is organic cotton better than cotton? 

Is there really that much of a difference? You say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to etc. 

Okay, seriously – who actually says po-tah-to? Probably the same kind of person who thinks organic and non-organic cotton is the same! Let’s look at the reality of non-organic cotton: 

Artificially produced

The main difference between organic and non-organic cotton is how it’s grown. As the world’s most popular material, it can be difficult for farmers to keep up with demand, leading quite a few to resort to artificial ways of speeding up the process. 

While organic cotton is grown naturally, non-organic often makes use of… synthetic chemicals. 

It may not seem like that big of a deal, but the use of certain chemicals and pesticides can irritate skin and potentially disturb the earth’s soil and water balance.

Less than pure

Non-organic cotton is usually machine-picked, meaning the purity and integrity of the fibers can become lost or damaged. 

Hand-picked organic cotton, on the other hand, retains the purity and softness of the cotton, which leads us to our next point… 

And just plain itchy

If you want softness and durability in your cotton products, organic is the way to go. Free from irritating chemicals, environmentally damaging herbicides, and hand=picked for strength and purity, this is the only material you want near your nose! 

The best organic cotton handkerchiefs 

Well, first of all, you definitely want a handkerchief that is made from organic, breathable cotton. Not only are organically sourced hankies better for the environment, but the soft cotton material is also gentle on the skin and ultra-absorbent. 

Second of all: why stop at just one? Get a bunch and mix and match your stylish accessories!

So, with that in mind, let’s look at some of the best organic cotton handkerchiefs for all types of people: 

The princess 

Did you know that back in Roman times, hankies were considered luxury items? It makes sense: dainty, elegant and ever so chic, a hanky is the ultimate fashion accessory. 

Whether you’re discreetly dabbing away a tear, touching up your makeup, or just love cute swathes of cotton, today’s hankies can be just as elegant and feminine as when our ancestors used them. Just take a look at these pretty pastels or these floral stunners. Throw in this vintage handkerchief and you’ll truly have a stylish hanky for every occasion.

The problem solver

One doesn’t exactly think of organic handkerchiefs in terms of innovation – but they never met me. 

I have:

  • An engineer background
  • A passion for creating sustainable products
  • A runny nose that never says quit

Those three things were the impetus behind my creating HankyBook’s soft, sustainably sourced, super soft organic cotton “pages” in the form of a book shape that is easy to use AND keeps germs from spreading. 

Leslie Uke

It’s basically the handkerchief 2.0 and, luckily enough, people seem to love it 🙂

The manly man 

Hankies aren’t just for sneezes, you know. They can also be used to mop up grease spills from your motorbike, the sweat from your brow after a long day of work, or even a tear or two… 

Hey, it’s 2021, there’s nothing wrong with shedding a few manly tears

Especially not when you’re wiping them away with a stylish, masculine option like this one or this one. While bold, darker colors and classic square shapes are timeless, don’t be afraid to let loose and play around with a few polka dots

The green queen (or king!)

As mentioned above, cotton hankies are great for the environment, especially when certified organic and made out of 100% cotton. 

It stands to reason then that any eco-friendly warrior worth their salt would naturally be a fan of these clean and green anti-germ machines. And, with a large variety of plain, patterned or downright unique options to choose from, caring about the planet has never looked this good! 

The eccentric

Some people just radiate individuality and charm. They never follow trends – they set them! So, if you are someone who marches to the beat of their own drum – why not blow your nose to your very own personalized handkerchief?

You can customize your hanky with anything from your name to an important date to a favorite quote or saying. Not only will you be blowing your nose or wiping up spills in style, but you’ll also be able to express your personality in a truly unique way. One thing’s for certain: there’s only one of you in the world and only one of your hanky! 

In conclusion 

The humble hankie has many uses – from blowing your nose to cleaning your hands, to mopping up life’s many little spills and mishaps. Not only are they soft, absorbent and stylish – they’re cost-effective and eco-friendly too. Not bad for a little piece of fabric! 

Remember, when choosing a hanky, try to pick out one that is 100% certified organic cotton. Your nose, wallet, and planet will thank you!  

How to Fold a Handkerchief for a Suit Pocket (7 Methods + Photos)

How to Fold a Handkerchief for a Suit Pocket (7 Methods + Photos)

If you’ve been wondering how to fold a handkerchief for an oh-so-elegant suit pocket look, you’ve come to the right place.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try out a fancy handkerchief fold. Or maybe you tried, and the result was something that looks more like you’ve stuffed a sock in your suit pocket.

Or maybe you used your hanky for…function, and now you are worried about getting your pocket dirty if you don’t wrap up the ick. 

Whatever the reason, we are here to help! 

Handkerchiefs + Suits = Peanut Butter + Jelly

Styling your suit with a hanky or a pocket square is a must for many reasons: 

  • First, it adds that pop of color you might be missing! 
  • Second, it can complement your tie or bow. 
  • Third, it looks pretty posh! Someone might even call you sir… 
  • Fourth, just to change your look up a bit. The same suit can be given a fresh look with a different fold and pop of color.  

A pocket square is truly timeless if you do it right. And now – let me show you how to do it right! 

7 different handkerchief folds to cover all occasions. 

The Presidential Fold 

This is an effortless fold, no origami required! All you need to do is fold your hanky in half (or as many times as you need to fit the width of your shirt pocket. (Side-to-side) 

Once you have the width folded nicely, fold it over again at the height (top to bottom), but don’t take it all the way, allow a centimeter or so to show off both edges. 

Now you can easily pop it into your shirt with both edges facing outwards and upwards! 

Simply stylish! 

Single Corner Fold 

This is also quite an easy fold, similar to the first one. We are going to fold our hanky in half, but this time, diagonally. 

From there on, we will take the two corners on the outer side and fold them in halfway, one at a time. 

You should have a shape with a single corner/triangle pointing upwards and two folds over the middle. This will be the side facing up and out of your shirt pocket. 

Double Corner Fold

This one is exactly like the Presidential Fold, but with an interesting and easy twist. 

Again, fold your hanky over diagonally, but here is the twist. Have the corners that would touch miss each other slightly so that you have two points next to each other. Now we just repeat the process and fold in the side corners halfway on both sides to allow it to fit in your pocket.

Allow the folds to point outwards and the two tips upward. 

It looks intricate, but it took just a few seconds. 

Three Corner Fold

By now you should get the hang of these. This time we are going to try three corners/tips. A little more intricate but still something anyone can do.  

Firstly fold your handkerchief diagonally as in the Double Corner Fold, allowing the corners to just miss each other at the top. Now you take the left long corner on the fold and fold it upwards, allowing its corner to run parallel to the two tips you just folded. Take the right side and wrap it across and around to hold it all together. 

You now have a crown in your pocket! 

The Puff Fold 

This is as easy as it gets. 

Lay your hanky flat down, pinch the centre and pull it up. You should now be holding it in a way that allows all the corners to hang evenly. Now you can take these ends and fold them up if they are too long for your pocket and leave the closed “puff” facing upwards in your pocket. 

And you thought creating stylish folds for your suit would be hard! 

Upside Down Pinch 

Similar to the Puff Fold, we are going to pinch the centre of the hanky and pick it up. Slide your hands over the hanging fabric to reduce the “puff”. Now, taking the pinched centre, we are going to start rolling it into a fold towards the open end. 

When the hanky is a pocket worthy size, you can flip it upside down and pop the folded side into your pocket, leaving the ends exposed like an open flower.   

Pyramid Fold 

So far, so easy – right? 

Well, that’s about to end. 

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for some origami!

We know you can do this, but if you get lost, you can just follow the images! 

First, fold your hanky in half, diagonally. Then take one corner and fold it back towards the long folded side. Allow the corner to go just past the folded line. It should now look like a diamond on a square shape. 

Take this same corner and bring it back, again just past the folded line. Repeat this process until you have a completed zig-zag pattern. 

From there on you will turn your creation over and fold in the sides to fit into your pocket, as with the previous styles. 

Pop it in with the zigzags facing outwards and adjust if necessary. 

Final thoughts 

You have truly become the James Bond of hanky origami. You will quickly notice that these folds come quite naturally once you have some practice. Also keep in mind that while these are some of our favorite folds, there are no right or wrong styles! 

Give it an extra corner, give it an extra twist, do it upside down or inside out. The only thing that matters is that you feel amazing and dashing! 

Now that you have the style down, you just need the hanky! Be sure to check out our fav 5 men’s hankies.

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