Protect Your Neck: Five Ways to Tie a Scarf
Hi. I'm Shannon. I'm a buyer at Harry Rosen. We often get asked the question, “What is the right way to tie a scarf?”
I'm going to take you through five different variations that will give you a lot of options to add style to your wardrobe no matter what the occasion. For the purposes of our demonstration we're using a plain gray cashmere scarf. The knots that we're going to be showing you, can be used with different scarves of different materials. Just make sure that you have a scarf that is medium to long in length.
A Parisian Knot also known as a Chelsea knot, is a relatively easy not to tie but creates a very stylish effect. First step: you want to take your scarf and fold it in half, width-wise. You then want to take the scarf and fold it in half lengthwise. Take a moment to make sure the scarf is even. You then want to wrap the scarf around your neck. Through the loop, you pass both ends of the scarf. Take a moment to adjust the knot. You end up with a scarf that's going to keep you warm, and look stylish.
If you're headed somewhere more formal a fake knot is a great option. It looks quite elaborate but is actually quite simple to tie. First step, you want to take your scarf and fold it in half width-wise. You then want to take the scarf and drape it around your neck. You're going to have one end quite a bit longer than the other end the short end should sit around the waistline. The long end, you want to take and simply tie it in a loose knot, like so. You then want to take the short end and pass that through the loop you just tied. And then just take a moment to adjust the scarf similar to how you'd be adjusting a necktie. Take a moment to get it to the desired tightness. You then end up with a knot. It is very stylish and elegant.
The Reverse Drape Tuck is a scarf knot that will both keep you warm and has a little bit of flair. Start by folding your scarf in half width-wise. You then want to take your scarf, drape it around your neck, and you need to have one end quite a bit longer than the other. Take the long end, drape it back around to the front. Take that same end and tuck it in the loop that you just created around your neck. Take the other end. Tuck it in the same way. On the other side. Always take a moment to adjust, and you end up with a scarf that's going to keep your neck warm and has a fantastic expression to it.
The Reverse Drape Cross, is very similar to the Reverse Drape Tuck, it just has a different final step. First fold your scarf in half width wise. You're then going to take the scarf, drape it around your neck. You need to have one end to the scarf quite a bit longer than the other end. The long end goes back and around so that both ends are hanging in front. You then take your ends and simply knot them together. And then take a moment to adjust the scarf as you wish. You have a knot that is warm it's secure, and it has a lot of personality.
Our next knot is the Four in Hand also known as the pretzel knot. This is the most complicated not that we'll be demonstrating for you. Take your scarf, fold it in half width-wise. You then want to take the scarf and fold it in half length-wise. The start of this knot is the same as the Parisian Knot, so you take it, drape it around your neck - now instead of passing both ends through the loop, you want to pass through one. So take one end of the scarf, it goes through the loop, take that loop, give it a twist. Take your second end, put it through the loop you just created. It may take you a couple times to get this correct. However, once completed it's worth the effort. You have a knot that is sure to impress.
So there you have it. Now you're ready to tie the knot. For more tips on Men style visit us at HarryRosen.com.
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JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN
Established in the Scottish highlands in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin has specialized in fine cashmere knitwear and accessories for over 150 years. The notably soft, slightly alkaline quality of the local Moray water allows the company to minimize the use of chemicals in its mills, enhancing the quality and extending the life of its cashmere products.