In days gone by, scarves were not always popular among men. This neck accessory, which has become a fashion statement today, was used by aviation pilots in both world wars. Back then they were worn to prevent chafing on the neck, but today these scarves add to the dapper looks of men. The fact that the scarves can be worn in any season, leaves us with a dilemma on how to wear a scarf.
How to Tie a Scarf
Going to a party tonight? Well, wearing a scarf will certainly enhance your style. But what kind of scarf knot will turn all eyes on you? Just browse through these 14 creative ways to tie your scarf, which will make you stand out from the crowd.
1. Parisian Knot
- First, fold the scarf in half both lengthwise and breadthwise, then put it around your neck.
- Bring one end into the hole which is formed by folding the scarf in half.
- Tighten it and you are good to go.
This knot creates a medium warmth level, but it is very easy to tie. You will not have to struggle with all sorts of knots. So, when you are in a hurry, the Parisian Knot is your ideal choice.
2. The Once Around
- Put the scarf around your neck with one end longer than the other.
- Take the longer end and wrap it around your neck.
- Now pull both ends together until it is as tight as you prefer.
Wear this knot with an open coat. This knot has a lower warmth level, but it is super easy to wear.
3. The Drape and Reverse Drape
- Take the scarf and place it around your neck.
- Pull either of the ends to align them together lengthwise - and that's it.
- The Reverse drape: Tie a simple drape knot and then throw both ends to the back.
This knot is easy, convenient, and sexy. But the warmth level is negligible, and you would not be able to protect yourself in winter.
4. The Weekender
- Keep one end of the scarf closer to your neck and set the other one loose.
- Take the longer end and loosely wrap it around your neck a few times until you are left with a small portion of the scarf.
- To tidy the look, tuck in both loose ends.
The warmth level of this knot is medium, and it is easy to tie.
5. The Braid
- First, fold the scarf in half lengthwise, then wrap it around your neck.
- Take one end of the scarf and thread it through to loop you had just created.
- Twist the loop 180°.
- Take the second loose end and thread it through the loop.
The Braid may be a bit difficult to tie, but it can also provide the most amount of warmth.
6. The Jetsetter
- There is no need to tie anything with this style. All you need to do is to drape the scarf around your neck with one end shorter than the other.
- Throw the longer end back over the opposite shoulder, and you are good to go!
You will not get a lot of warmth with this knot, but on the bright side, it is easier to wear.
7. Overhand Knot
- Drape the scarf around your neck with the ends hanging in front.
- Tie a simple loose knot.
- Now just smooth it out to tidy the look.
The advantage of this knot is that it is easy to wear, and it will give good warmth. Plus, you can wear it with any type of scarf.
8. The Fake Knot
- Drape the scarf around your neck with the ends hanging in front, one end longer than the other.
- Tie an overhand knot on the longer side. This single knot must be placed near the end of the shorter side of the scarf.
- Pull the shorter side through the loop and adjust the length as you desire.
This knot is blessed with a medium to a high level of warmth and has medium difficulty.
9. The Front Kno
- You will need a longer scarf length for this knot.
- Wrap the scarf around your neck once.
- Tie a knot with the remaining ends and you are good to go.
The front knot is your best option when you need to wear a scarf with a sweater. It will provide a medium to a high level of warmth and has medium difficulty.
10. The Ascot
- Put the scarf around your neck. Both ends should be on the same level.
- Take one end and twist it over around the other, then pull it through the loop from behind.
- The end should go through from behind, come back up, and over the knot.
- Adjust the level of tightness and you are good to go.
The Ascot is best worn with a coat so that you can tuck the loose ends inside. Other than this, it is easy to tie and will give medium warmth.
11. The Ivy Leaguer
- Drape the scarf around your neck with both ends on the same level.
- Cross one end over the other, but not too tight.
- Do not tie a knot, but tuck both ends inside your coat or sweater.
The ivy leaguer has a low level of warmth, but it can be tied easily. Wearing this knot without a coat or sweater will not provide the finish and aesthetics desired.
12. The Center Knot
- For this, you will need a shorter length scarf.
- Wrap the scarf once around your neck and have both ends in front at an equal length.
- Now tie the ends into a knot.
- Let both the ends hang where they are and do not try to adjust them into any position.
The center knot provides no warmth and is more of a summer accessory. It is easy to wear and it looks classy.
13. The Hidden Knot
- Drape the scarf around your neck with one end longer than the other.
- Take the longer end and wrap it around once, not too tightly.
- Tie a knot and hide it under the wrapped portion.
The warmth level of this knot depends on how much you tighten the knot. The difficulty level for the hidden knot is medium.
14. The Twice Round
- Take a long scarf and then drape it around your neck.
- Wrap it around your neck twice and leave short lengths on both sides of the scarf.
Whether you tuck both ends in or not, the Twice Around will still give you enough warmth to get through the wintertime.
If they are worn correctly, scarves will add more style to your look. If you want to make an impression during your next gathering, try out these 14 different methods for tying your scarf. These scarf styles are symbols of your masculinity, but more importantly, they will protect you from the cold weather. So make sure you wear them right.