A few months ago it got a little cold here in San Antonio (by the way, cold to me is anything under 50 degrees, below 40 I can barely function). It was 37 degrees and I had to head out. I wore a sweater and my leather jacket. I’m getting ready to leave and out of the corner of my eye I spot the one scarf that I own. My grandmother had given it to me years ago and I’ve worn it a few times but I never knew HOW to wear it. Did you know there are different ways for men to wear a scarf? Who knew?
Here are five ways for a man to wear a scarf.
This one is easy enough and the only way I thought of to wear it. You basically hang the scarf around your neck. You can hang it evenly or unevenly and inside or outside of your jacket or coat. Genius!
We’re going to get a little more complex now. Start with the drape but make sure the scarf is hanging unevenly by a pretty significant margin. Take the long side and wrap it once around your neck and let it hang. The two ends of the scarf should be hanging evenly. You can also employ this method inside or outside of the coat. You can also wear it loose or tight. I like to wear mine tight. Have to keep the Fred’s apple warm!
Here’s one that I’ve seen but never really given any thought to how it’s done. Start with the uneven drape (everything starts with the drape!), take the long end and wrap it part way around the short end, then feed it through the neck opening and let it hang over the front. Like the previous two this can be worn inside or outside the coat.
Is your mind blown yet? No? Well check this one out. Start with the drape (of course) hung evenly. Take one end and throw it over the opposite shoulder where it’s now resting on your back. Take the other end and do the same. Voilà, the Reverse Drape. This one should probably only be worn outside of the coat. I’m not sure why someone would wear this one on the inside, but to each his own.
We’re going to step it up here for this last one. Take the scarf and hold it at its midpoint. Now drape it around your neck. You should have two loose ends hanging on one side of your chest and the “closed” end hanging on the other side of your chest. Take the two loose ends and feed them through the “closed” end and tighten around the neck. Mind blown.
I know there are other creative ways to tie a scarf but I already have to tie a necktie and I don’t want to do that much work before I actually have to go to work, so there you have it. Enjoy!