A Guide to Men’s Scarves

A Guide to Men’s Scarves

Scarves are a great, versatile winter accessory that can add both style and warmth to your look. Men have been wearing scarves as far back as the 3rd century B.C.E. — ancient Chinese warriors wore them to denote rank.

 

One of the biggest challenges many men face when opting to wear a scarf is exactly how to wear it. Should you let it fall down your torso, strung around the back of your neck? Or should you try folding or wrapping the scarf in a particular way?

 

The answer simple: wear your scarf however you want. If it’s cold, feel free to wrap it around your neck until no skin is exposed to the cold. If you want to get a little more creative, check out this guide that describes how to tie more elaborate knots, from the Persian knot to the reverse drape.

 

Below are a few scarf options that you can check out this winter or add to your holiday wish list.

 

(etsy.com)

(etsy.com)

1. Etsy has some great scarf options for men. Many of them are knitted by hand, and you can buy them directly from the artist! There’s no shortage of style on Etsy; you can buy an oversized wool scarf that looks like something your grandmother could have knit for you, or even a funky design unlike anything sold in stores. If you like the Etsy scarf pictured above, you can buy it here for $67.

 

 

(urbanoutfitters.com)

(urbanoutfitters.com)

2. The scarf above is more suited for the urban city dweller that wants a more stylish option. It is from Amsterdam-based fashion group, Bickley + Mitchell, a newer brand that promises to “never conform itself to massive trends and everyday norm.” You can buy it here for $80.

 

 

(burberry.com)

(burberry.com)

3. For more traditional and elegant scarf, Burberry will be your best bet. Burberry’s tartan patterned cashmere scarves are iconic and will add some British charm to your winter wardrobe. These scarves are a splurge, though — the scarf above costs $435.

 

 

How do you wear your scarves? Let me know below or on Twitter @ryanlawlessness

Ryan Lawless

Ryan Lawless is an undergraduate student at Fordham University. He studies English and Spanish as majors, and philosophy as a minor. He won the Margaret Lamb Writing to the Right-Hand Margin award for creative fictional writing, and has been published in Fordham's literary magazine The Ampersand, and its newspaper, The Observer. Ryan grew up in New York, but is also an Irish citizen. He enjoys fiddles, coffee, and music.

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