No, That Isn’t Code For Manscaping
The thing with scarves is… they look good HUGE or slim. Anything in between isn’t at all good. A medium sized scarf is like a backhoe without dirt or an ejection seat in a helicopter. Useless! A good rule of thumb is: if the scarf fits between both outstretched hands when laid flat, then it’s a good width. Of course, if you’re looking for a dramatic look, then grab hold of a really wide scarf and wrap that around your neck like a pro.
Wide scarves should be about an arm’s length in thickness and should be as long as you are tall or longer. If you don’t want the scarf to look like it’s eating your head, then make sure the material is thin cashmere or a svelte merino wool (of course a polyester will do the trick as well, it won’t keep you as warm or wick away moisture as well, but it will give you the look you’re after). Also wrap it around your neck and shoulders rather than high up on your face or around your ears. This will leave the focus on you and the scarf, rather than the scarf and more scarf.
The thin scarf can also be worn indoors so you can look studious, warm and unsuspecting in the halls of work or school. Asking a stranger for directions or out on a date is so much easier when you have a little something stylish wrapped around your neck… ALSO IT PROTECTS FROM VAMPIRE BITES!
With a great scarf comes a great responsibility. Wear it wide or wear it thin, but whatever you do wear it fashionably. Life’s too short for bad style.
Here are two examples of thin scarves:
Images found on Pinterest but originally from blog.trashness.com, wwd.com, thefashionalists.com, nicenclean.tumblr.com, jasmology.com, beardypassion.tumblr.com, vogueguy.tumblr.com, guyliness.tumblr.com, iamgalla.com – Images of scarves from Ssense.com