It’s no secret that men are embracing fashion and becoming more style-conscious across the board.
This is due to a number of social and cultural shifts including an increased access to information, social media platforms providing a wider variety of perspectives, male icons embracing current fashion such as top athletes and entertainers, a competitive mass-market retail environment offering accessible on-trend options, period television programs highlighting the well-dressed men of eras past, a new breed of American designer creating practical and approachable menswear, etc.
I recently spoke on a panel of “experts” discussing the overall direction of menswear in America, and it got me thinking. Where is it heading? Will men continue to care more about their appearance?
In my opinion, this movement will continue. Men will increasingly take pride in looking put-together and developing a personal sense of style. I predict this will take us to a slightly more “dandy” place, where men continue to embrace tailored clothing but combine it with accessories that are slightly less utilitarian and slightly more debonair.
One example: finishing a tailored look with a silk scarf. Practical in the sense that it does provide some warmth, but its primary purpose is romanticism and style.
Here, how to use a silk scarf to bring your look to the next level.
1. Casual Friday
This time of year, a silk scarf is perfect to break the chill during your commute to the office.
A simple loop tucked under an open shirt can put a whole new spin on a typical “business casual” blazer & chinos look, providing a strong dose of personality and confidence.
Fold it in half, pass both ends through the folded loop, and tuck it behind the collar inside the shirt. After that, forget about it and wear it with conviction.
Earlier this year we meant to publish an article highlighting one of my favorite fabrics: wool hopsack.
This loosely woven textile is highly breathable and versatile due of it’s unique texture. Think of it like tweed for the Spring/Summer/early Fall.
That said, every look in this post features one piece of the camel hopsack suit I had made last season.
- Green/Gold silk scarf by Zara
- Camel hopsack suit jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR A917/9)
- White cotton pocket square
- Brown gingham shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc
- Forest green cotton suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR C084/42)
- Brown alligator belt and silver buckle by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Burgundy tassel loafers by Johnston & Murphy