6 Ways Men Can Wear A Scarf


Men in general do not have too many choices when it comes to accessorizing, unlike the plethora that women have- make-up, jewelry, hair accessories, shoes, handbags, etc.  Does this mean that men just cannot be fashionable? Far from it! In this post, we will discuss how the scarf can be a powerful accessory in creating your style.

A scarf, by definition, is a broad strip of cloth that is worn about the neck, shoulders, or head. It comes in varying lengths, materials and patterns. From centuries ago, men have been wearing scarves, mainly as a protection against the cold or heat. In recent years, however, scarves have come to serve another purpose on top of its utility- FASHION!

Have you seen how a boring business suit turns trendy when a scarf is used to add a splash of color? Here, we will show you 6 different ways to wear a scarf that can instantly upgrade your good look to an awesome look.

1. The Traditional Way

This is the easiest way of wearing your scarf- simply drape it over your neck, leaving the two ends hanging loosely on either side. This way purely serves to style your look, and works best with a suit or sports coat to add zest to your attire.

A bright polka dot scarf with a dark suit           Matching colored Scarf           The traditional way of wearing a scarf

2. The Parisian Knot

The Parisian Knot on a SuitThe Parisian Knot with a Yellow scarf

Fold the scarf such that the ends meet. Then, draping it around your neck, pull out the loose ends through the doubled-over loop. This will create a large knot around your collar that not only keeps you warm but also creates a fashionable look.


3. The Ascot Knot

The Ascot Knot using a grey scarf on a white suit

Drape the scarf over your neck, leaving equal ends. Then, taking both ends, tie them “over-and-under,” as if you were starting to tie your shoelaces. This style normally hangs loosely around the neck, but it can also be worn tight. This is the next easiest way to tie your scarf after the traditional drape style.


4. The Once Around Knot

Once Around with the Scarf

Place the scarf over your neck with one end longer than the other. Then, bring the longer end around your neck once, letting it fall over your chest on the other side of the shorter end.  This knot can be worn tight to keep your neck warm or loose for style. This knot is especially useful for shorter scarves.


5. The Twice Around Knot

The Twice Around requires a longer scarf

Similar to the once around knot, wrap the scarf around your neck twice, leaving the two ends hanging in the front over your chest. This knot is much needed for cold, windy days and is particularly handy for longer scarves.

6. The Classic Flip

Drape the scarf around your neck, and while leaving one end hanging, fling the other end over one shoulder. This is a casual style of wearing your scarf, and is usually worn over jackets and winter coats to show off the scarf.

                  Kid pulling off the classic flip with this scarf                             A red scarf in the classic flip

Always Dress Well But Keep It Simple


Amazingly, a simple piece of rectangular cloth can add such versatility to your wardrobe and style by wearing it in these different ways. Picking out your scarf depends on what best matches your personal style and your skin tone. You need not wear bright colors and patterns; even a solid-colored cashmere or wool can transform your style. All you need to do is follow the basic gentleman rule- Keep it Simple.





Key Takeaway for Different Styles of Wearing A Scarf

  • Upgrade your good look to an awesome look with a scarf!
  • Six different styles of wearing a scarf means you can keep it interesting.
  • Don’t over-accessorize. Keep it simple.



About Author

Dhawal Shah

Through Art of Style Club, Dhawal Shah is educating himself on lifestyle matters affecting everyday men and bringing a fresh perspective to answer their questions. He is also the co-founder of 2Stallions Digital Marketing Agency, and an expert on web development, SEO, SEM, Marketing Automation & Social Media.

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