How should men wear a scarf?
I recently got an e-mail from one of my readers and he asked me a question that is very common, so I have decided to post it here:
I like your website and visit it very often. I wish you had more posts on men, especially like the one you had on 10 essentials for men wardrobe. I have a question for you today; In an attempt to add more interest to my wardrobe I’ve decided to start wearing scarves this fall ( which I’ve never done before), but I’m not sure as to how I should be wearing them. Are there any specific ways for men to wear scarves that I should know about?
Nickolas, 27, NY
That’s actually a very interesting question and in fact many men just like yourself are not sure of the right way to wear a scarf. Back in the day, the only proper way for a gentleman to wear a scarf would be to sadly drape it around his neck, barely visible beneath the buttoned-up coat. Thankfully to the metrosexual men those days are long gone. We are witnessing a major fashion revolution where men are knotting, wrapping, twisting and looping their scarves. Let’s face it, men don’t have many accessories to play with. So why not use scarves to add an instant interest and color to your outfit. I personally wish more men would wear scarves because they are just like a dress shirt, every man can look good in one and it also adds a definite charm and sex appeal. Read on to learn how to pick and wear the right scarf.
- The first step is to make sure that the scarf is somewhat matching the rest of your outfit, otherwise it will just look wrong.
- Buy colorful scarves to inject some color into your life. But if you are too scared of color begin with a good quality grey cashmere scarf. It is very stylish and will go with everything.
- Long is good, because if it’s too short you want be able to wrap it
Here are some of the basic ways to wear a scarf. There are many other variations of wearing them, but it should all depend on your comfort level and creativity. Begin with the basics and see where that takes you:
Wrap around your neck and then fling one end of the scarf over one shoulder and leave the other one hanging.
The Parisian Knot
Fold the scarf lengthwise, then drape it around your neck and insert the loose end through the loop. Voila!
Loose Double Flip
You can wrap the scarf around your neck once or twice and drape it loosely.
Loose Once Around Knot
Drape the scarf around your neck and allow one end to be longer than the other. Take the long end and bring it around your neck and let it fall over your chest. Loosen the knot afterwards or if you have a shorter scarf you can keep it tight.
Many men still wear the scarf in a traditional way by just draping it over the neck.
Just make a small knot at the back of your neck and let the scarf hang at your chest.