How Do I Wear a Retro Scarf for Men?

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Aviator is one look that can be achieved with a retro-style scarf.

Men can wear a retro-style scarf in many ways. A retro-style scarf is typically a long rectangular scarf and it can be made from a variety of materials including wool, pashmina, cashmere, silk or cotton. Over the years, a man's scarf has been a stylish accessory and is used to enhance personal style. Follow these tips and you'll be wearing your retro-style scarf out on the town in high style.


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      Wear a long flowing silk scarf tied around your neck with most of the scarf hanging out. To achieve this look, loop the scarf around your neck, letting both ends of the long silk scarf hang down equally on both sides. Wrap the ends of the scarf around your neck in opposite directions numerous times, so your neck is completely wrapped. Leave the scarf ends hanging long. Pair it with a bomber style leather jacket and you instantly have a retro aviator style.

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      Wear a striped wool scarf in your team's colors and you will be the most stylish guy in the room watching the world cup. Loop the striped scarf around your neck, letting the ends hang down equally. Simply knot the scarf, leaving the long, striped ends of the scarf hanging down, one end in the front and one end hanging down your back. This allows the stripes to show, making it clear which club you're rooting for. The style has been around since the dawn of the soccer tournament in Europe and evokes a retro look immediately.

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      Fold a cashmere or wool scarf in half and place it around your neck, letting the side with the loop and the side with the loose ends hang down equally. Wrap the loose ends around your neck, feed the ends through the loop and pull snug against your neck. Worn with a tweed smoking jacket you will instantly have a retro Sherlock Holmes vibe.

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      Embrace a silk scarf in a variety of colors or subtle prints and mimic royal ascot style. With all the hullabaloo over the recent royal wedding, people will recognize how stylish that ascot can be. To tie an ascot, you start by wrapping the scarf around your neck, letting one side hang down a few inches longer than the other end. Wrap the long side around the shorter side twice, then feed the end through the loop at the neck. Even out the ends and arrange so the knot is hidden. Tuck the ends into the front of a men's dress shirt or a formal evening shirt.

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      Fold a square bandana into a triangle. Wrap the folded bandana around your neck and tie in a knot. Grab your suede cowboy coat. This retro scar style instantly evokes John Wayne and early cowboy style.

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