Five Ways to Tie a Scarf feat. DJ McDonald

November 16th, 2012

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It’s officially scarf season.

Our very own reader, turned guest feature, turned friend of the team, DJ McDonald shows us five different ways to tie them.

Enjoy.

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1. The Loop Knot

The simple loop is one of the easiest and most effective knots.

How to tie it: fold the scarf in half lengthwise, drape it around your neck, and pull the two loose ends through the loop created by the fold.

You can play with the tautness of the knot, depending on the length and density of the scarf. If the ends are hanging low, try tucking them into your jacket to cover the chest.

“The big red loop not only keeps my neck warm, it also adds character to the rest of the outfit.

In case you missed the ‘Screw U’ slippers, here’s a little extra humph

  • Red scarf by Ralph Lauren
  • Navy double breasted blazer by Alfred Dunhill
  • Blue chambray shirt by Rugby Ralph Lauren
  • Camo cargo pants by Mark McNairy x GAP
  • Black “screw you” slippers by Stubbs and Wootton
  • Selvage pocket square by Club Monaco
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  • http://www.thetastelevel.co.uk Bosun @TheTasteLevel

    fantastic post! have been stuck in a rut wearing my scarve the “snood” way around my neck for years. Looking forward to switching things up thanks to TSB.

    Here are some other ways to keep warm for anyone interested! http://www.thetastelevel.co.uk/2012/11/man-skills-how-to-keep-warm.html?spref=fb

  • TO
  • cam

    dan, shout out to michael andrews. sean hotchkiss definitely looks “boss” in the tweed suit in this month’s GQ. for sure the best of the 3!

  • TW

    I know going sockless is very trendy at the moment, but if it’s cold enough for a scarf, it’s cold enough for socks. Come on.

    • ian

      my 1st thought too. If it’s warm enough to go sockless why not wear sandals? That would have been funny. But the rest is great.

  • http://bleu-gris-beige.tumblr.com/ Jean-Noël

    Number 3 is great. Many other ways to wear scarves: see 3 examples on my blog. Thanks, as always, for inspiration.

  • Courtney

    Interesting– the “related articles” I get at the end feature another with DJ (cool), one with Marcus Allen, and one with Sabir Peele. Does your algorithm group articles racially?

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      haha. coincidence.

  • TO

    That close up of the blazer in look four shows it’s brilliance! Look 5 is great- definitely flash executed flawlessly. From the first shot I thought he was skating on an outdoor skating rink, and I literally expected to see skates when I scrolled down! Lol.

    Nice scarves and knots- nice feature DJ!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Haha Just a leisurely skate in my db pinstripe suit.

      I hope all is well TO!

  • Jonathan

    Before reading this I hated the fact of Corduroy blazers, now I must have one! TSB men you job well done…. Love the fact that your playing with different textures and colors….

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Thx brother. Cord jacket is a great addition to the F/W wardrobe.

  • Jules

    Some great looks here but do you not think if it’s cold enough for a scarf it’s probably too cold to go sockless?

    • cam

      absolutely..love the article but no socks with a scarf is ridiculous.

    • DCRob

      Irony? His first feature on this site was about socks.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Perhaps. Or maybe the scarf keeps him just warm enough to bare a little ankle?

      • Joe

        LOL – nice response. I find the no-socks vs scarf discussion amusing. I was thinking the same thing – but I also think this when I see shorts with sweaters and/or coats. But to each their own. Great post.

  • Jakob

    Damn! That suit is just so dope! How versatile is a bold suit like that?

  • Olivia

    Looks like that corduroy blazer could use a tweak or two from the tailor;) Nice outfits though!

  • Badger

    While I like the suit in #5, with those saddle shoes it looks like a costume.

  • Jimi Brady

    Brilliant article, brilliant looks. One of my favorites.

  • Adam

    Barclays Center? Really?

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Yes that’s the Barclays Center.

  • AJ

    Speechless after look 5. That outfit destroys. Nice use of different textures throughout and very inspirational!