Chunky Neckwear feat. Yokoo Scarves

December 11th, 2011

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Outerwear is getting heavier here in NYC, but it’s not the dead of winter yet.

With the proper use of fabrics and accessories, you can mix up your layers and keep the not-fucking-around parkas in the closet for a bit longer.

I’ve been looking for the “perfect” chunky scarf for a couple years now, and I think I finally found it. Introducing  Yokoo Scarves. She knits every piece in her Etsy store by hand in the color of your choice and the results are amazing. Chunky, soft, durable and most importantly, very warm.

Here Karyn (the soon-to-be host of TheStyleBlogger for Her) and I styled 3 different Yokoo styles.


1. The Every Day Chunky

The “Ex Boyfriend” is the perfect size for everyday use. Pick one up in a a neutral color (like this one in”oatmeal”) and you’ll find yourself wearing it  day in and day out.  Truth is, Karyn and I have been wearing these things since the day we got them – we could probably style them in a hundred different ways.

Bonus Tip: There are dozens of ways to tie a scarf (more on this to come). One of the easiest and least fussy is one loose wrap over the jacket. Perfect for a laid-back outfit.

Bonus Tip II: Grey footwear is very underated. In a classic shape (like these chunky longwings) with a neutral bottom, it’s a shoe that stands out from the crowd and is more versatile than you might expect. Post on this coming soon.

“The Ex Boyfried” in Oatmeal hand-knit scarf by Yokoo Scarves. Trench by Burberry. Denim by JCrew. Wingtips by Florsheim. Shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke. Socks by Lands End. Watch and black alligator band by Montblanc.  

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  • Dani

    YUM! Those scarves look super cozy!

    There’s really nothing that can compete with a hand knitted scarf, it’s the best…

    You guys look dashing, looks 2 & 3 are Favs!

  • Johnny

    I really like the velvet slippers by Stubbs & Wooton,are there any other brands that have the same color and style of slipper?

  • Paul

    what do you put on your hair so they look so wet ???

  • Mr. W.

    Info on the briefcase in look #2?

  • paul fr3derick

    Question: How would this look on a guy like myself
    5″7-5″8? I dont want to look engulfed.

  • SusancomS

    Im not familiar with the series Mad Men but I do have a son who is head over heels for the fashion. I’m looking mainly for scarves and gloves to match a black or grey suit. Please help… Thanks Susan

  • khordkutta

    Diggin look #2, Did you size down on the Wingtips from look #1?

    • SB

      Yea, down a half size.


  • Edward

    Awesome!Love this scarfs:).

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  • Brandon

    I’m definitely a fan of these scarves.

  • adam

    you wear lot of purple recently.. i like the color. :-)

  • TO

    Love the overall pattern mix in #2. Who makes the tie?

    That’s a great sweater from nudie. Scarves are all great, I might have to check out Yokoo at some point! Thanks for the tip

  • Sean

    love the suit in look 2, especially the peak lapels+patch pockets

  • MicahHoughton

    The Donut Scarves are a bit trying, but the maroon scarf looks very regal.

  • TheToner

    These chunkier scarves have a little bit more of a masculine feel that I
    like. I wonder if it can be done in black.

  • Zach Raymond Boroff

    This post made me literally LOL not lqtm >2 times

  • mrdrpdin

    Love the nudie jeans. i was wondering could you tell me what version of nudies are you wearing. slim jim, grim tim? thanks in advance the scarves looked great

  • HarrisonK

    I just picked up two pairs of Allen Edmonds, and the Dalton boots are definitely next on my list.

    Great post, can’t wait to see where TSB goes in the next few months.

  • DR

    This looks more like runway fashion than men’s fashion.