By M. W. Byrne

How to Wear a Scarf (Men’s Guide): 8 Rules and 9 Styles to Follow

Step up your game and learn how to wear a scarf as a man with these 8 steps and 9 scarf tying tricks.

Stay Simple

Generally speaking, if you are a man going about your ordinary business, your scarf should be a plain color or a simple pattern with a combination of very few hues.

1

Maintain Masculinity

You need to make sure you’re getting a scarf for guys. Animal prints, whole murals, and gauzy items that can’t serve any purpose other than a ligature for stopping a serious bleed aren’t made for men.

2

Don’t Fear Flair

If you’re wearing a lot of gray and black, a scarf made of a rich burgundy breaks up your tired banker appearance and lets you show that you’re not a mortician out to collect a body.

3

Pick Your Pattern

Basic plaid is fine. An understated polka-dot or striped is workable. Houndstooth or checked patterns might make the cut. 3 colors are often the rule to abide by.

4

Favor the Right Fabrics

Want to avoid brutal sunburn on your neck? Get yourself a lightweight linen or silk scarf. Then, when the temperature drops during the winter months, switch to gentle or woven cashmere wool.

5

Limit the Fringe

David Bowie and Prince could wear whatever the hell they wanted, but you aren’t either one of them.

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