Knit or woven, patterned or plain, wool or silk, the always practical scarf offers men the chance to add a bit of flash to their cold-weather getup. That's provided, of course, that they choose their wrapping wisely. Scarves may be simple in principlel, but selecting the suitable choice for an outfit can be tricky. Whether you need a black-tie option, a minimalist number for the slopes, or a substantial bit of twill to fight off an insistent breeze, we've got you covered. (And in case you need a refresher, here's how to tie a scarf.)
How to Tie a Scarf
Keeping your scarf tied in a way that stays put, keeps you warm, and doesn't look sloppy is a challenge for most of us, but here are two foolproof ways to get it right. For a long, thin scarf, try a loop. Hang one-third of the scarf on one shoulder and the rest on the other. Bring the long end around your neck, and adjust the ends so they meet (pictured, left). When you have a thicker scarf, make like a European: Hang it around your neck so the ends are evenly matched in front and tuck them into a suit or warm-weather jacket.
Credit: Illustration by Joe McKendry