As a somewhat unseasonal cold front assaults the summer soaked plains of the highveld (aka Joburg) one thing is for sure – I will be tapping into my scarf collection to brave the cooler days clearly upon us. The good old summer scarf may be all that is needed over the next few days, but the cooler days offer a style opportunity I just can’t wait to take up!
In the interest of ensuring you (or your man) looks his dapper, adaptable best, herewith some guidance on the art of the scarf.
Basically, a scarf is a simple rectangle of fabric. A staple in men’s wardrobes for well over 2000 years, scarves have been used by the world’s militaries as rank insignia and unit designators. Consider, if you will, photo’s of the world’s greatest military aviators or soldiers fighting, and you will see scarves galore!
But why wear a scarf? Consider this
A scarf will make the simplest jeans and T-shirt combination you throw together look effortlessly cool.
A scarf is the perfect bridge between smart and casual. Does today not feel like a tie day? No stress, switch it up for a scarf.
A scarf will keep your neck warm.
Wearing a scarf isn’t difficult, provided you understand how it’s done. It’s also the perfect opportunity to accessorise your outfit and add a little something extra to knock your fashion-cred out-of-the-park!
The true art of the scarf lies in the knot. Here are ten different knots to choose from, more than enough to keep that style quotient flowing this week, and beyond.
#1 The Drape
#2 The Toss
#3 The Once Around
#4 The All Around
#5 The Parisian Knot
#6 The Ascot
#7 The Fake Knot
#8 The Reverse Drape Tuck
#9 The Reverse Drape Cross
#10 The Four In Hand
So, which knots will you be trying out this week? Snap a shot of your handiwork and share on social media so we can all admire your craftiness!