Men’s accessories can be a tricky thing to balance. Worn well, they add style, individuality, and verve to an outfit. Worn badly, they can look overdone or muddy your overall look. A classic scarf is an easy way for men to accessorise whilst remaining timelessly stylish.
For spring, a scarf, worn with a trench, blazer or sweater can create the perfect transitional look as the weather turns from cold and dark to bright and mild. Choose a muted colour palate and luxe fabrics for a grown up take on scarf style or add a pop of jewel colour to a neutral look with a bright scarf. Whichever scarf you choose fabric is key. Luxury fabrics like cashmere, silk and merino wool always create the right impression and lend elegance and texture to your outfit.
When you find a scarf you love it’s important to wear it with style. There are 3 classic scarf techniques that every well-groomed man should know. Read on for the best ways to wear your scarf this spring.
This technique comes to us straight from the eternally stylish French and is a popular style across Europe. It works well with light to medium knits that won’t appear too bulky and is best avoided for silk which is too slippery to hang well in this context. Create a Parisian knot by folding the scarf in half and passing it around your neck. Place the ends of the scarf through the loop you have created and pull to the desired fit. This technique works with a smart-casual or preppy look and sits perfectly with a sweater and blazer.
Perfect for chillier days the loop knot offers both serious style and warmth. Choose a long scarf for this knot to get just the right finish. Hang the scarf around your neck with both one end hanging around double the length of the other. Wrap the longer end around your neck, preferably twice to get a full finish, whilst largely equal lengths hang to just above your waist. This works on casually days with jeans and a sweater and even beneath outerwear under a spring coat. Choose patterned or colourful fabric to make a statement with this easy to wear look.
Effortless to create and endlessly stylish the drape has been a classic men’s scarf look for hundreds of years. It lends itself equally to casual and formal attire and it couldn’t be simpler to create, just drape your scarf around your neck and let the ends hang loose. This can look unfinished with a longer scarf so choose shorter styles and light fabrics. Silk is the ideal choice for a draped scarf, sitting beautifully over or under evening wear. For a daytime look think about scarves with embroidery or texture that will pop against a muted outfit.
Your spring look isn’t complete without a beautiful scarf this season so choose an elegant, luxe style that will see you through to summer. Be sure to check out our collection of men's luxury scarves and dress up your spring wardrobe today.