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The Secrets to Wearing Scarves All Men Should Know

Posted on November 13 2019

The Secrets to Wearing Scarves All Men Should Know
Scarves are working their way into the male wardrobe and that’s something to be thankful for. Along with providing warmth, scarves can also add a new dimension to a look by introducing a different texture or color.

It’s now quite common to see male celebrities wearing scarves especially during the fall and winter seasons. If you’re interested in seeing how scarves fit you too, then it’s time to take the plunge and try one out yourself.

To help ensure that your decision to wear a scarf will not backfire, I’ve included some tips in this article that will put you on the right path.

Select the Right Scarf

Let’s start with the scarf selection process because this can get surprisingly complex.

As you know, scarves are not just for men, so you should be wary of picking one out that’s meant for the opposite sex. Art of Manliness notes that feminine scarves are typically brightly colored, loaded with embellishments, and some are also intended to be worn together with a scarf pin.

Now that you’ve steered clear of the scarves made for women, you can settle on a material makeup for your accessory. Materials used to make scarves include cashmere, cotton, linen, silk, and wool, but that’s not all of them.

Silk scarves are at their best when they are paired up with formal clothing such as suits and tuxedos, according to Bespoke Unit. Meanwhile, cotton scarves are great to wear when the weather is on the warmer side.

If you want a scarf that you can wear for just about any occasion and regardless of the weather, you should seek out something fashioned out of merino wool.

Tie Your Scarf Properly

After picking out the scarf you want to wear, you can now focus on learning how to wear it properly. When it comes to scarves, that usually means figuring out how you should tie your scarf.

Similar to ties, there is more than one way for you to fix the scarf on your body.  For pointers on how to tie scarves, you can peruse this helpful article from Real Men Real Style.

Take note that the method in which you tie your scarf is going to change the impact it has on your ensemble.

For instance, if you opt for the effortless drape method of wearing a scarf, you are emphasizing the style of the scarf more and doing away with much of the warmth that it can provide. Some of the other scarf tying methods will offer you more warmth, but that comes at the cost of the scarf being less exposed.

There is no one right option for tying a scarf. More often than not, the weather and the rest of your outfit will determine what type of tying method you should use.

Take the Scarf into Account When Putting Together Your Outfit

Last up, you should also remember that the scarf does not exist independently of the rest of your outfit. It’s an accessory and as such, it will either complement or take something away from the other pieces you’re wearing.

GQ reminds men to account for the thickness of the scarf when choosing a jacket or coat to wear along with it. If you’ve chosen a thick scarf, your jacket should be similarly bulky. Thinner scarves go with thinner coats as well.

Scarves also present you with an opportunity to play around with some colors. Break up the monotony of your outfit by wearing a scarf of a different color.

It took a while, but scarves are now being recognized as accessories that can work exceptionally for men. For those who have been hesitant to try wearing a scarf before, now is as good a time as any to finally learn firsthand about what this stylish accessory can do.

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