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20 Best Scarves For Men

A stylish statement.

Scarves have a history that goes back thousands of years, all the way to the ancient Egyptians, who used to wear them so that the heavyweight of their jewellery was protected against their skin. This might be a long way away from how gents wear them today, but there are still similarities in that a well-chosen scarf can go a long way to adding an air of luxury and class to an overall look.

Today, scarves can be worn in a number of ways, such as the classic criss-cross fold which complements a suit and briefcase, or the single fold, often the knot of choice for indie mods. Choosing the way you are going to wear a scarf, and more importantly, what with, should be seriously considered before any purchase.

Whether you’re looking for something to stop the cold creeping through the gaps in your overcoat, or something light and colourful to protect you from the summer rays, there are endless opportunities when it comes to elevating your ensemble with a scarf.

Men’s Scarf FAQs

What is the best length for a scarf?

Scarf lengths range from 50 to 90 inches. For an average-height man, a scarf of at least 60 inches is appropriate. The width of a scarf should be 6 to 14 inches.

What is the best material for a scarf?

The best scarves are typically made from either wool, cashmere, or angora; especially if they’re thick scarves designed for winter & cold weather. Cotton, linen, silk, and synthetic materials - even blends of these - are also great options; but for warmer temperatures. Your choice of fabric should depend on the season you want to wear your scarf.

How to tie a scarf?

Only tie knots you are comfortable wearing. The scarf length and thickness often limit knot style options, so experimenting is good. If you’re not wanting to tie your scarf you can always drape it around your neck.

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With many choices on the market now, we’ve come up with what we think are the best men’s scarfs from the best brands around, for all kinds of occasions. So, if you’re buying your first scarf or adding one to a specific new look you’re sampling this winter, check out our essential guide.