Must-Read: Master Your Scarf
Fashion makes the man, they say. But sometimes it’s less about being fashionable and more about just being logical. And then, sometimes, there’s that perfect collusion between the two when you get things that are both in high fashion as well as serving a purpose. Hence, the scarf. While all of my scarves are collecting dust in the closet — another remnant of living in the pretty-much-always warmish climate of Southern California — no doubt many of you live in areas where your neck will feel the harsh coldness of the coming winter. And instead of simply manning through it (which is dumb) or pulling up your coat (which will be uncomfortable) or wearing a turtleneck (which will look stupid, even if everyone else is getting them because of the recent death of Steve Jobs), you should get yourself a nice scarf.
But what do you do when you get one? We barely know how to tie a tie in these parts, let alone what to do with a scarf. Luckily, the folks over as AskMen.com have put together a little instructional piece about the various knot ties that one can use when wearing a scarf.? Like so:
The Parisian is the most popular knot. Here?s how to tie a scarf in a Parisian knot: Take the scarf in both hands and fold it over lengthwise; drape it around your neck; insert the loose ends through the loop hanging in front of you and pull them through. You can play with the tautness of the knot and the thickness of the scarf by doubling the scarf lengthwise, if you wish. This knot looks great on a short leather jacket with a notch collar left down. On a very cold day, you can tuck the scarf into the jacket and pull the zipper up.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.