7 Ways To Wear A Scarf With A Suit And Topcoat
you know the love/hate relationship we have with winter. We love donning our warmest suits and topcoats (links) , but we hate the icy, windy and outfit-slicing cold. Luckily, learning how to wear a scarf for men is easy, and when you wear a scarf with a suit and topcoat, you might fall into the love side of this relationship.
Some men don’t know how to wear a scarf because, quite frankly, they hesitate with an added responsibility. Let us convince you to give it a shot. The scarf is your winter best-friend because sometimes even the thickest of fall fabrics (LINK)could use a splash of, well, more wool (and color). We’ll show you four different ways to wear a scarf with a suit and topcoat with step-by-step instructions so your neck can stay warm and stylish all winter long.
Before We Start…
Hold up. To ensure that you’ll be able to properly wear a scarf with a suit, make sure the scarf you choose is 60 to 75 inches long and is open-ended (not like some infinity scarves that has no ‘end’ point”. Also, keep in mind that some of the scarf knots below will be tougher with thicker and coarser wool scarves.
1. The Slip Knot
This scarf knot has some major cold-stopping power. It’s also easy to put on and take off, so your co-workers won’t think you’re trying to strangle yourself as you head out of the office in your suit and scarf.
- Step 1: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and then fold it again to form a sort of hoop.
- Step 2: Let the scarf dangle around your neck with the hoop on one side of the shoulder.
- Step 3: Take the other end (A) and bring it towards the hoop.
- Step 4: Let A pass through the loop.
- Step 5: Tighten the loop to get the complete effect.
2. The Wrap-Around
The wrap-around scarf style is easy to accomplish as you’re rushing around the city, constantly going indoors and out. Tuck the ends of your scarf into your suit jacket or topcoat to keep out any cold drifts.
- Step 1: Drape the scarf around your shoulders and let it hang around your neck equally on each side.
- Step 2: Bring one side (B) towards the other side (A).
- Step 3: Let B pass over A and wrap B around the back of your neck to the other side.
- Step 4: Adjust both ends to the desired length.
3. The Shoulder Toss
This OG “knot” is a classic way to wear a scarf for men, but it doesn’t do too well in windy conditions (unless you enjoy constantly readjusting).
- Step 1: Drape the scarf over your shoulders and let it hang around your neck equally on each side.
- Step 2: Take either side (in this case, A), and toss it over your opposing shoulder. Adjust to desired length.
- Step 2a: [optional] Brush your shoulders off mid-toss.
4. The Ascot
- Step 1: Drape the scarf around your shoulders and let it hang equally.
- Step 2: Take point ‘A’ and cross it over point ‘B’
- Step 3: Pull point ‘A’ through the opening formed by the cross (try to flatten it out as you pull up and over) and adjust to even out the lengths of both points.
- Step 4: Adjust the knot as needed, tuck in below your jacket lapels.
5. The Infinity
- Step 1: Drape the scarf around your shoulder, ensuring that point ‘A’ is longer than point ‘B’.
- Step 2: Wrap point ‘A’ around point ‘B’
- Step 3: Continue wrapping until you run out of length, tuck ends in.
6. The Tuck-In
- Step 1: Drape the scarf around your shoulders at equal lengths.
- Step 2: Cross point ‘A’ over point ‘B’
- Step 3: Tuck in!
7. The Classic Drape
For the man who prefers a simple look, can’t be bothered to tie or untie knots and probably wears loafers year-round. This suit and scarf combination doesn’t offer much cold protection and really only looks good with your jacket open. But hey, it’s simple and some guys like simple. (we listed six others… don’t be mad 🙂)
- Step 1: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and let it hang around your neck equally on each side
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