Scarves are basically a rectangular piece of fabric. But their style and functionality are undeniable. Men’s scarves have been around since 2000 years and have been an important part of military uniform, from the Terracotta Warriors of China to modern-day aviators. In winters, scarves serve an important function- that of keeping your neck warm, the part of your body that loses the most heat. In addition, by tying the scarf in various ways, you can add flair to your winter attire. Not sure how to go about with the different knots and drapes? Here are four simple ways to tie your scarf and look dashing on a cold winter’s day or evening.

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Parisian Knot

Scarf tying styles are of different kinds. The most popular way to tie a scarf, the Parisian Knot is used by lots of men. The requirement here is a long scarf. Start with folding the scarf in such a way that it becomes half of its original length. Hand the folded scarf across your neck, keeping the loose and looped ends across your chest. Next, pull the loose ends through the loop and tighten the loop into a knot around your neck. The knot should be in front of your neck and the loose ends should hang across your chest. The Parisian Knot can be adjusted according to your comfort, fitting both cold and moderate temperatures.

Ascot Knot

This is similar to the way you tie shoelaces. Wrap the scarf all the way around your neck, and without letting go of the ends, cross them behind your back and bring them back to the front. One end should be longer than the other. Cross the long end with the short one and pull the long end through the loop. Arrange the ends so that the shorter end is covered by the longer one across your chest. This is the most recommended way of tying a scarf for cold places. Remember to put the ends of the scarf under your jacket/coat and not let them hang outside.

Fake Knot

This style requires a medium-length scarf. Drape the scarf around your neck such that the ends hang flat across your chest. One end should reach your mid-chest while the other should reach your upper waist. Make a knot on one end and slip the other end through it. Pull the knot to tighten. If the knot is too tight for the other end to pass through, loosen the knot without undoing it. Note that a patterned or chequered scarf is better for this purpose since the knot will be easier to see.

Once or Twice Around

For this style, choose a long scarf. Hang the scarf around your neck so that the ends sew hanging across your chest. Now throw one end of the scarf across your opposite shoulder and then bring it back to the front for a once-around. In case of twice around, pass the long end of the scarf around your neck once more to make a snug fit. This style can either be moderate or warm and can be worn with all kinds of coats and jackets.

Wrap it once around or tie a stylish Parisian Knot, with men’s scarf trends catching on, it may be time for you to drape a large scarf over your shoulders this winter to add flair to your outfit.

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