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Man Wearing Scarf

During the chillier parts of the year, a scarf is always a great bet to keep you warm while remaining fashionable. Scarves are rapidly becoming the new thing to wear for the modern man, and they can add a great deal of flair to a variety of outfits.

Choosing a scarf and wearing it properly can be pretty challenging, and a lack of stylistic expertise may create a rather sloppy look. As a result, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you find your scarf-mate and wear it proudly.

Choose your scarf to match your outfit

Believe it or not, scarves can be expensive, and no two scarves are really alike. Just because you spend $150 on a scarf however doesn’t mean that it will go with everything you wear, nor will it necessarily look attractive.

Scarves usually come in either solid colors or in patterns, and the key is to combine these designs with your outfit to create a cohesive look. Below are a few of the most common types of patterns you’ll see.

Plaid Scarf Ribbed Scarf Print Scarf
Plaid Ribbed Print

There are no set rules when it comes to combining these patterns with certain clothing types, colors, and patterns; therefore, experiment with different scarf patterns when trying on clothes and other accessories. You may be surprised to find new combinations that you didn’t think would work.

Figure out what length and thickness suits you best

Scarves generally come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so it’s best to try each to see what fits best for you. Let’s talk first about length, since this is most visually obvious when it comes to your look. A scarf’s length will affect how you can wear it, and which knots will work for you. Let’s say for example you’re bundled up in a thick winter coat – you’ll probably want something slightly longer so that it fits over your layers. On the other hand, such a long scarf may look a little out-of-place under a thinner sweater on a warmer day.

Additionally, the scarf’s length will affect the way you can tie it. Generally speaking, the more loops you tie, the more length you will need. On the next page you’ll get more of an idea of the different knot types and which lengths would be most appropriate.

The next aspect of the scarf is thickness. The thickness depends on what material is used and how it is sewn, and each has its own unique feel. In the end, the best way to figure out what works for you is to simply try different variations to see what you like.

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