The scarf is one of the most underrated accessories in a man’s wardrobe. They’re warm and stylish. The perfect blend of function and form. Traditional ties are just decorative, mostly reserved for special occasions and job interviews. But a scarf is a wardrobe workhorse. Giving the interest of a tie, without the formality. One of our Silk and Wool designs can see you through many situations and seasons.
To get the most wear out of your Silk and Wool Scarf, keep it in your everyday rotation. That means knowing what outfits will benefit from the addition of a scarf. And keeping it fresh with a few different scarf tying methods. Keep reading as we dish out some knot knowledge and styling suggestions.
Knotted With a Coat
Let’s kick off with a more obvious pairing. Cold weather calls for layers. Adding a scarf to an overcoat look ensures you amp up the warmth whilst looking put together.
The warmest way to wear your scarf with a coat is a knot. We like the Simple Knot (pictured below) or a Loop Knot (ultimate warmth).
For a Simple Knot, start off with a drape around your neck and make sure that the ends of the scarf are uneven, one side slightly longer than the other. Pass the long end in front and then around the short end, creating a simple knot, the same as the first step in tying your shoelaces. Use the shorter end closer to your body to adjust the knot toward your neck as desired. This might sound tricky, but with some practice, you can arrange your scarf in this knot with your eyes closed.
The Loop Knot is the easiest knot to master and provides the most warmth. Fold the scarf half, lengthways, and drape it over the back of your neck. Pass the open end through the loop end and adjust to make the knot as snug or as loose as you would like.
When pairing a knotted scarf with a coat, you can either tuck the ends of the scarf behind the buttons or leave them free flowing like we have done with the Trinity Blue on Blue Wool and Silk Scarf.
Peek-a-boo Shirt Collar
The most effective styling is all about combining colours and textures. A sure-fire way to add some interest and a layered feeling is by adding a scarf in a contrasting fabric. Check out the Compton Multi Colour Silk and Wool Scarf.
Many classic tones, like navy, grey and camel, are woven into one versatile piece. We’ve teamed it with a timeless white buttoned shirt and popped the collar up from beneath the scarf for added interest.
Casual, Classic and Cool
Weekends call for an effortless yet edgy look. Try wearing your Silk and Wool Scarf in a loose, relaxed loop for a relaxed approach. It is a quick and easy yet warm way to throw on your scarf. Start by draping your scarf around the neck and pulling one side down so it is longer than the other. Then, loop the long end around your neck and bring it back to your front so both ends hang in front of your body.
Wear the loop method with jumpers and t-shirts to add interest to a casual outfit. We use the subtle colours of the Ludgate Navy and Grey Silk and Wool Scarf to lift a solid grey jumper.
Or, if you are drawn to a warmer colour palette, check out Norton Black and Natural Silk and Wool Scarf.
You might not reach for a scarf if the weather warrants a jacket or blazer but not a full coat. We suggest you think again. Adding a scarf will elevate a blazer without the stuffy discomfort of a tie.
For summer days, try a straightforward drape. This method leaves your neck exposed, so it’s not the warmest, but it is excellent for dressier outfits. Simply drape your scarf around your neck from the back. This works incredibly well with the lightness of the a silk blend scarf like the Lincoln Green Silk and Wool Scarf. You could even tuck the scarf under the blazer’s lapels for a subtle pop of colour.