The Complete Scarf Guide
Many gentlemen struggle with the idea of adding a scarf to their wardrobe. They shouldn’t. We asked our friend Caitlyn Chase (above), owner and designer of Caviar & Cashmere, to put together a fool-proof guide for men on not only six different ways to tie a scarf, but what to pair it with. She’ll take it from here…
As of late, I have witnessed a major fashion revolution in which I couldn’t be happier about - men wearing scarves not just for warmth, but to accessorize. It was not until recently that men started to knot, wrap, twist and loop their scarves as a fashion statement. Let’s face it, men don’t have many accessories to play with so the scarf surge is something to get excited about. Scarves are a great way for men to add an instant interest and color to an outfit. Caviar & Cashmere designed a line of men’s scarves because I personally, wish more men would wear them. The right scarf is just like the right dress shirt; every man can look good in one, adding definite charm and certain je ne sais quoi.
(All photos below are from C&C’s upcoming scarf line for men.)
The Parisian is the most popular way to tie a men’s scarf. To make a Parisian knot, take the scarf in both hands and fold it over lengthwise; drape it around your neck; insert the loose ends through the loop hanging in front of you and pull them through. You can play with the tautness of the knot and the thickness of the scarf by doubling the scarf lengthwise. This knot looks great with a leather jacket or blazer.
Wrap around your neck and then fling one end of the scarf over one shoulder and leave the other one hanging. This can be worn with virtually any outfit.
Loose Double Flip
The Loose Double Flip looks undone, yet stylish. To achieve the look, wrap the scarf around your neck once or twice and drape it loosely.
Loose Single Knot
The Loose Single Knot looks a bit more pulled together, yet doesn’t look like you tried too hard. For the Loose Single 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. This look is sophisticated and simple, perfect to pair with a suit or dressier look.
If you are daring enough to try a modern look, make a small knot at the back of your neck and let the scarf hang at your chest. This look works best with a pullover sweater or plain t-shirt.