Menswear: Scarves Will Be the Top Accessory For Winter

GENTLEMEN! It’s almost time to get yourselves in gear; winter will soon be upon us!

We already know what you’re thinking, “But, autumn JUST got here!” And, as true as that may be, now is the perfect time to get your “winter closet” in order. A word of advice, fellas: Get a head start on investing in those winter weather pieces now, or risk being left out in the cold with no swag to show for it. So, here’s the skinny on what this year’s number one winter weather accessory will be… Are you ready?

SCARVES!
Yes, scarves. They are and will probably forever be a winter weather staple. Scarves are the oldie but goodie trend that never seems to grow old or go out of style. Not only do scarves come in a large array of styles, sizes, and fabrics, but they especially come in handy when you’re looking to stay warm. With so many cool options out there to choose from, finding a scarf that makes you look good and feel good is a snap! And, to help you get the ball rolling, EGL has selected our Top 5 styles to consider.

The Cashmere Scarf
Cashmere in winter has always been that super posh go-to look that rarely ever fails. This Begg & Co. scarf we’ve selected comes from our friends at Mr. Porter. Retailing at $485, this cashmere gem isn’t cheap but is a sound investment that could last you a lifetime of wear.

The Cashmere Scarf
Photo credit: mrporter.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

If you are looking to dress things up a bit, try pairing your plush cashmere scarf with a wool ankle-length trench. Your swagger will read, James Bond 2.0. Without an inkling of question or doubt. Brad Pitt gives us the perfect example on how to knock this one out of the park. Check him out and take notes, guys.

Brad Pitt wearing a cashmere scarf
Photo credit: justjared.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

The Wool-Silk Scarf
The wool-silk scarf is next up on our list. The blend of both materials makes your decision-making process for wear a simple one. The scarf we chose hails from Annie Selke. Retailing at $28, this one’s a no-brainer!

The Wool-Silk Scarf
Photo credit: outlet.annieselke.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

Dressing this scarf up or down is both painless and easy – that you may not feel like you’ll ever need to purchase another. From jean jacket to leather bomber, the wool-silk scarf is effortless elegance at its best.

The Oversized Scarf
The oversized scarf is one style that can get complex at times. What you ultimately want is a larger scarf that is still well proportioned to your body. Now, when it starts taking on the shape of a blanket is when you may want to start readdressing your look. Handpicked from Urban Outfitters, the Nubby Oversized Blanket Scarf retails at $39. What a deal!

The Oversized Scarf
Photo credit: urbanoutfitters.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

Jake Gyllenhall beautifully pulled the oversized trend off. He is a prime example of oversized done right! Wouldn’t you agree?

Jake Gyllenhaal wearing an oversized scarf
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Retrieved: November 20, 2016

The Textured Scarf
Next up is a scarf that needs no introduction or applause; it’s cool, yet casual with a slight touch of edge. It’s the textured scarf! This Bottega Veneta, selected from matchesfashion.com, is quite the looker! Retailing at $593, this scarf will have you working overtime to possess it! It’s just that dope…

The Textured Scarf
Photo credit: matchesfashion.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

Another tenant living in the house of versatility, the textured scarf will work across many transitional looks and has a tendency to rate extremely high on the scale of warmth.

The Silk Scarf
And our number one scarf to invest in this season is going to the silk scarf.
Surprisingly warm and uber chic, the silk scarf takes the whole cake! When opting to go with a silk scarf this winter, you are free to leave the tie at home. The Alexander McQueen scarf that we selected also came from matchesfashion.com and retailed at a fair $205.

The Silk Scarf
Photo credit: matchesfashion.com
Retrieved: November 20, 2016

A loophole knot around the neck will always place, but if you are looking to go for the gold, try the timeless ascot knot and let the games begin!

The always dapper and debonair David Beckham shows you how to do it and do it right!

David Beckham wearing a silk scarf
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Retrieved: November 20, 2016

ADDED BONUS:
We also included a style board inspired by our favorite scarf.
Now, you can see the entire look come together while getting the full details on where to get all of the pieces included and their price points!

Winter Styleboard created by: Corinne "MAVEN" Cuttino
DETAILS: Shirt: Backcountry.com; $20, Jeans: Abercrombie.com; $15, Timberland Boots: Karmaloop.com; $190, Hat: Bloomingdales.com; $59, Scarf: Matchesfashion.com; $737

So, fellas… What do ya think? Will you be brave enough to throw on a scarf this coming season? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share!

Written by: Corinne “MAVEN” Cuttino

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