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Now, in the death grip of an angry polar vortex, scarves take on an important role.  For those adverse to hat hair, a scarf around one’s neck bottles in your body heat much like a wool hat does.  And, if it is particularly windy, a scarf can be easily pulled up over your face, protecting your cheeks and nose from wind burn.  Urban living can be tough.
There are a myriad of tutorials explaining the different ways to tie a scarf.  The parisian, the double wrap, even the ascot.  The determining factor on how to tie your scarf depends solely on the size of the scarf — larger scarves can be a bit unruly, but are very cozy, shorter scarves are bit neater, but may not feel quite as luxurious.  In our opinion, if a scarf knot takes more than five seconds to wrap, you are doing it wrong: the correct way to tie a scarf is whatever is easiest. 
According to wikipedia, the scarf was originally used as a sweat rag in warmer climates.  Please do not use a scarf for this.  With the advent of modern fabric technology and, more important, air conditioning, sweat can be dealt with in a number of different ways — none of which requires a scarf.  For men, a scarf should be lambswool or cashmere, and worn only in the cold.
Scarves are socks for the neck: they should be worn for utility, not flash. 
Stay warm, this season.

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