The Scarf Spectrum

Styling Tip

Look at your wardrobe before you consider what type of scarf to buy. Lots of stripes and patterns? Go solid. Got a subtle wardrobe that needs a little spicing up? Consider a patterned scarf.

You've likely noticed the wind getting stronger and colder. And the weather is only going to get harsher. That's where scarves come in. Popping your collar can only protect against so much and you can't wear a turtleneck every day. That's why you should tie a scarf on under a sport coat, topcoat or even a lighter layer like a denim jacket. They add a degree of classiness to any guy's kit, and whether they're made from cotton or cashmere, provide an excellent balance of warmth and comfort with an extra dose of style. From solid options to bolder patterns, here are a few that are fit to be tied:


Lands' End, $60 / $30

Made from a blend of cotton and merino wool, this Fair Isle scarf is an appropriately festive winter accessory.


Club Monaco, $90

The mini-herringbone pattern on this lightweight wool scarf helps it stand apart without making you stand out.


Barneys New York, $320

Have it both ways with this reversible, extra soft medium-weight cashmere scarf made in Italy exclusively for Barneys.


J.Crew, $68

Update your wardrobe with a lambswool scarf in an of-the-moment polka dot print to spruce up any piece of outerwear.


Jack Spade, $295

Made in England in a subtle yet versatile plaid, this fringed cashmere scarf comes in an extra-long length.


Dunhill, $350

Navy Italian cashmere is blended with breezy mulberry silk in this comfortable, lightweight fringed scarf.


Published on

November 13, 2012

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