How to tie a scarf

In case you didn’t know, scarves are an essential accessory for men for the past 2000 years. In wartime they served as insignia or unit markings.

Also, in the early days of aviation, pilots did not have many devices to track enemies, so they constantly had to turn their heads, watching for enemy aircraft. Below the neck is not rubbed on the collar, in the uniform of the pilots were introduced silk scarves. Many pilots wear scarves and to this day, although the functional purpose they now have.

Simply put, warm and cozy scarves are perfect to protect the strong man’s neck from the cold and light scarves save you from the heat and sand, if you happen to want to cross the Sahara desert.

And of course – it’s a striking style element is able to complement and add a hefty dose of raisins created image.


Now let’s discuss in advance what purchases should be avoided unless as a gift for your friend. And unless you’re Steve Tyler.

  • any scarf with animal print, hot pink, Magenta, electric blue;
  • transparent and super-light scarves;
  • large knitted scarves or scarves that you can use as a blanket;
  • excessive stripes, bright squares or POM-poms;
  • artfully embroidered scarves, scarves with sequins, shiny metal trinkets, or scarves with embroidered images of birds, flowers, etc.

Next, consider the basic rules of proper socks scarf.

1. Stick to simplicity and follow common sense – to tie a scarf the way in which you’re comfortable: your confidence is your accessory.

2. Method of a node depends on the length of scarf and fabric.

3. It’s not a tie. Do not tighten it too much.

4. In the first place – functionality and practical benefit, and only then – fashion. Only if you’re not a star of show business.

Now that you are versed in theory to practice. Consider the most common and effective ways of tying this element of the wardrobe.

1. Scarf «untucked»


It’s the old version socks of the scarf without a single node. Looks great with a jacket or coat with a deep V-neck. But this option is more for decoration or as a good way to dilute the black color of coat to complement the image, but not for real warmth.

How to apply:

Just tie it on the neck, so he was lying on his chest. The scarf can be under the coat and on the outside.

2. The overhand knot or Ascot


One of the most simple and known methods, which you can learn. The only question is how low or high to wear a scarf. Typically, this method involves a little more freedom for the neck than the other, but not fully fulfilling his first assignment – a protective warming function.

This node is particularly well suited if the scarf has some interesting design on the front side.

How to apply:

Put a scarf on the shoulders. Take the two ends and tie them as if beginning to tie the shoelaces of a giant. Adjust the knot so that the scarf is not too tight against the neck.

3. Fake website

With this method you will have little trouble, but worth it. A great combination of comfort, warmth and style. This knot looks great with scarves medium length and thick knit. Or fine scarves, but interesting design.

How to apply:

Put the scarf on your shoulders and wrap one end around the neck. Then tie a loop in one end of the scarf and put a loop in the other end. Align the scarf.

4. One turn


The simplest knot and most common. Copes with its main role – the conservation of heat. Suitable for both long scarves and scarves, mid-length.

How to apply:

Wrap the ball one time around the neck, leaving both ends free to hang down in front.

5. Two turns


A variation of the previous method for the colder weather. This method of double wrapping is good great for long and thin scarves. The most preferred length of about 180 cm.

How to apply:

Wrap a long scarf around the neck, leaving two short end hanging in front.

6. European or Parisian knot


A quick and easy way, which is a big warm cozy knot on the collar of a coat or jacket that serves as an obstacle for the wind.

Require a great length, but it should not be made of a thin fabric like silk. Also the «Paris method» will not look good with a voluminous wide scarf, as the result is too big node.

How to apply:

Fold the scarf in half and loop both ends formed in a loop.

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