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.