With dipping mercury levels, a large percentage of men are taking to the popular and essential neckwear ——- THE SCARF.
Unlike before, scarves or stoles, for men, can now be found across a wide range from luxury brands like Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton to those from Indian designers.
Further, scarves are no longer boring with dull and plain patterns. The latest ones that have hit the markets are dressy with some elegant patterns like Polka dots and Foulard. Besides being an essential accessory, scarves add a strong element of style, especially when they introduce colour to an otherwise bland outfit.
Mumbai-based stylist Karan Singh says, “The most important element to consider while picking a scarf is the comfort factor. It should be effortless and it’s also important to keep the rest of the outfit simple so it isn’t competing with the scarf for attention.” —-Wearing a scarf properly is quite an easy task. However, if you’re still baffled about how to wear one, here are some easy tips.
CLASSIC FLIP : Wrap it around your neck and let the ends fall loose in front. This style is best worn inside your overcoat.
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. This knot looks great with a leather jacket or blazer.
TWICE-AROUND KNOT : This style works best with long scarves. Wrap the scarf around your neck with both ends to the front. The right side should be twice as long. Wrap the right side once around your neck ending in the front. Cross the right end over the left one, bring it behind the left end and pass it to the front, forming a knot. Adjust the knot closer to your neck.
OVERHAND KNOT : Lay your scarf over your shoulders. Now take both ends and tie them over and under, similar to when you do your long shoe laces. Now adjust the front and tighten it. ——————– Style Sutra.