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  • I'm spending a lot of time in Chicago this winter and I'll definitely need a scarf, but I have no clue how to tie them so that I look like I know what I'm doing. Is one way better than another?

    - Jeremy, Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • The answer, it would seem, depends on who you ask. Some people (as we may see later in the comments to the right) have very strong opinions on how one should tie one's scarf. But we've always had pretty egalitarian views on clothing, so we switch up the knots depending on the occasion and the outfit. The key is finding a knot that works with what you're wearing, sort of like a tie. If you've got a suit and topcoat on, you probably don't want to go with the loose loop.


How to Tie One On


Seen on: Everyone from prep schoolers to snowmen.

How to: Like tying your shoe—over, under and pull.


Seen on: Guys in suits, Obama ... and the English.

How to: Drape around neck, tuck into sides of jacket and cross ends under your jacket's buttons.


Seen on: Regulars on the Sartorialist ... and Italians.

How to: Bring ends of scarf together, wrap around neck and pull ends through the loop.

Loose Loop

Seen on: LA hipsters and those not in need of real warmth.

How to: Loop once (or twice) around neck, leaving the ends hanging at your sides.

Birds Nest

Seen on: People trying to avoid hypothermia.

How to: Take every inch of that scarf and wrap it around any exposed skin.


Forgo any tying whatsoever with this fall's trendy knotless scarves.

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