How to wear a scarf for Guys | Outfit Ideas Gallery
Scarfs have too long been thought of as something only girls wear but the truth is scarves were brought into the common clothing accessory by men. Today we are going to be discussing how to wear a scarf for Guys. These tips will help you raise your fashion level up a notch and definitely make you stand out. But before we begin let’s talk about the history of scarfs.
History of Scarfs
Scarfs have been a staple in men’s wardrobes for over 2000 years, with the world’s militaries using them as rank insignia and unit designators. From the Terracotta Warriors of China to modern-day desert military units, we see scarves used because they provide value in inclement weather. Look at photos of the world’s greatest military aviators or soldiers fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and you’ll see lots of scarves, and nary a girly man in sight.
100 years ago when open cockpits were standard pilots wore a silk scarf around their neck to keep warm and prevent chafing. For thousands of years, militaries have used them to differentiate soldiers. From what battalions & regiments you belonged to what your specific duties were in combat.
Today, wool, cashmere, and even synthetic scarves are used for their ability to insulate the neck while providing freedom of movement.
Scarves are a great accessory when you want to make your outfit look a bit more sophisticated. Fashion icons like Tom Ford can always be seen wearing a scarf with his suits. Popular singer Harry Styles also went through a phase where he rocked the scarf look.
- Keep it simple – only tie knots you are comfortable wearing–confidence is everything.
- Scarf length & thickness can limit knot style options.
- A scarf isn’t a necktie–keep it loose.
- Function first–fashion second.
How to Wear a Scarf for Guys. 6 ways to wear a scarf.
The Drape leans more towards style rather than function. You don’t tie the scarf at all – but it’s a great way to add a dash of color to your drab overcoat and draw attention to your face.
A scarf drape is best for when the weather is cool, but not cold. As the name implies, just drape the scarf over your neck, equal lengths on each side, and don’t tie it – you’re good to go.
The scarf drape works best with a short to regular length scarf.
With the Once Around, you still don’t really tie the scarf, but it provides more warmth around the neck than the scarf drape, and so can be worn in colder weather. Start by draping the scarf around your neck, making one end longer than the other.
Take the long end of the scarf and bring it around your neck and you’re done – no need to tie a knot. The ends of the scarf can either be equal length or uneven – it’s really up to the wearer’s preference.
The Repeated Loop
This repeated loop scarf knot is the best choice for freezing weather next to the Four in Hand, but it is much simpler to tie. Again, it will work best if you are using a longer scarf.
Drape the scarf over your neck, making one end much longer than the other. Take the long end of the scarf and wrap it around your neck, then repeat again, bringing it around your neck a second time. This is another knot where you don’t really tie the scarf.
Adjust the scarf if needed to completely cover your neck, and you are all set for whatever the winter weather has in store for you.
This scarf knot is very simple to tie, looks clean and functional, and provides good protection to the neck in cool weather.
Drape the scarf around your neck, making one end longer than the other. Take the long end of the scarf, cross it over the short end, then bring it under and through the opening near your neck to tie.
After you tie the knot, pull on both ends of the scarf to tighten it until you are satisfied with the look. I think this scarf knot looks best when one end is slightly longer than the other.
The “Parisian” or French or European Knot
A very classy looking way to tie a scarf, this scarf knot provides good warmth to the neck and is a good choice in colder weather.
Fold your scarf in half widthwise, then fold in half again lengthwise.
Drape the scarf over your neck, and then bring the loose ends through the hole formed by the folded end to tie the knot. Tighten the scarf around your neck and you’re ready to go.