If you’re like me, your closet is full of lots of navy, grey, and black. There’s definitely nothing wrong with that as those colors are the foundation of any classic look. Accenting that foundation in a business or sharp casual setting is simple—just add some contrast via your tie or pocket square. Causal looks are another story. How to you take a plain jeans and sweater look up a notch? During the winter months, just throw on an interesting scarf. Here’s a look with my fair isle scarf tied with an easy and basic knot.
One of my go-to scarf knots, especially when I’m in a hurry, is the easy and classic Parisian scarf knot–also known as the loop pull. To tie your scarf this way begin by folding it in half lengthwise. With the looped end in one hand and the two loose ends in the other, wrap the scarf around your neck, pull the loose ends through the looped end, tighten, and adjust. This type of scarf knot works best with scarves that are medium to long in length.
Worn casually, it’s best to not tighten the scarf knot too much. Wearing it loosely will still keep you warm, but won’t appear as constricting. And if you plan on tucking this type of knot into your jacket, make sure to flatten out the section that’s looped through. If it’s twisted up a bit, it will appear too bulky under your coat. Of course, if you want to wear the scarf outside your coat, this won’t matter. I like doing this with scarves that have interesting patterns or tasseled ends.
This Look: Navy wool hunter’s coat by Woolrich John Rich and Bros. (not available, similar here) – Grey cable knit sweater by J.Crew (old, similar here and here) – Fair isle scarf c/o ASOS – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Brown leather belt c/o Banana Republic – Brown leather messenger bag by Coach – Boots by Timberland (Earthkeepers)
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.