4 Ways To Wear a Scarf
By Michael Cook
Pictured, from left: Hermès SS14, Burberry Prorsum SS14, Walter Von Beirendonck SS14.
A scarf is a great accessory for men to add to any outfit, casual or dressed up. And we are not talking about that ratty ol’ thing Aunt Sally knitted for you at Christmas five years ago: Toss that one out and get a fancy new one! They come in all shapes, sizes, styles, fabrics, colors -- you name it. Start with a basic one you can pair with anything in your wardrobe, and then go for some fun!
Take a cue from Gruau’s portraits, and let your
hair scarf down. Letting a scarf hang means it’s not going to add any heat on a warm day, but it also gives nice movement to an outfit. You can even tuck it in your jacket or shirt to keep it a bit cleaner.
A few casual wraps around the neck or a loose tie that hangs slightly lower on the neckline looks great and keeps the scarf out of your way. And don’t worry, you’ll still be cool -- in all senses of the word.
All Tied Up
Take your scarf and tie it up tight. This works best with smaller scarves that you can wrap once or twice around the neck, and tie in a knot. If you’re feeling a bit dandy, you could also take a longer scarf and wrap it around several times in the style of a cravat.
What if you've been gifted a beautiful silk scarf but don't like wearing one? Don't waste it: Use it around your waist instead. Simply tie your scarf like a belt to add a pop of color on chinos or tuxedo pants. Sure to get you a lot of compliments on your personal style.