It occurred to me the other night, when I stepped out into a brisk Burbank night to enjoy some frozen yogurt with some friends, that I don’t really know how to properly wear a scarf. I like the look of the scarf, and have often wanted to become a scarf wearer, but every time I go to put one on I feel a little foolish, and unsure of whether I’m wearing it correctly.
This morning I did a little research and came to the conclusion that everyone has a different opinion of how a scarf should be worn. There do, however, appear to be a few basics that a scarf wearing man should be aware of. Here’s what I’ve found.
- Askmen.com outlined several acceptable ways to tie a scarf. I’m not sure they all work for every man, but definitely a few viable options. In theory the Parisian looks like it might be my favorite here.
- eHow.com describes what Askmen.com called the Parisian. I guess that means it’s a generally acceptable way to get the job done.
- Here’s a discussion on the Art of Manliness forum about scarves. I have to say, I was a little disappointed not to find an actual post on the Art of Manliness blog regarding scarves, but the discussion on the forum is semi-helpful.
All in all, I found Askmen.com to be the best resource. I’ll have to try out a couple of the options they provide and share my findings at a later time. I don’t exactly feel comfortable going into the bathroom at work on my break to try out different scarf tying techniques.
If you’re a man, how do, or would, you tie your scarf?