Men's Neckwear Flair

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Men's Neckwear Flair
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If you don't wear jewelry, you might think accessories for guys are otherwise pretty limited. Think again! There are a plethora of neckwear options to try, whether it's a cozy cashmere scarf or a dapper ascot, why not experiment with something new for your neck?

Wrap It Up
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Wrap It Up

Practical and cozy, scarves look good on almost every guy. Stick with heavier materials when choosing a scarf, such as a classic wool cashmere or thick knit, and make sure the scarf is long enough to wrap around two or three times and still hang at about the same length as a tie. A neutral-colored scarf is versatile, but don't be afraid of plaid or striped patterns, especially if you're wearing a plain colored coat.

Tie it Tight
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Tie it Tight

You might complain about having to wear a tie to the office, but why not have some fun with it? If you're stuck in a rut of traditional silk or microfiber ties, consider a vintage wool or knit tie to add texture to your outfit, or go with a skinny tie, particularly paired with a more casual outfit. Remember that whatever tie you chose, the color, width and fabric should add personality to your outfit without overwhelming you or your clothes.

Bow Down
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Bow Down

Not just for weddings or Pee Wee Herman anymore, the bow tie is making it's way into men's business and casual wear. Because it's bound to draw some attention, keep the rest of your outfit simple and understated to avoid looking too clownish. A jacket is a must when you're wearing a bow tie, but slacks or even jeans can work as long as you look pulled together and confident.

Ascot Attitude
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Ascot Attitude

Often featured on the dapper gentlemen in period dramas, the ascot is traditionally paired with a formal tailcoat jacket. However, if you're looking for something more adventurous than your typical tie for a business casual style, swap the tie for an ascot paired with a blazer, button-down shirt and slacks for a distinct, but easy-going look. Consider alternative colors and patterns to the traditional black or grey if you're going more casual.

Neckerchiefs Naturally
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Neckerchiefs Naturally

Neckerchiefs have been worn by all our old heroes – Butch Cassidy, Bruce Springsteen and er, the Dukes of Hazzard. To pull this off, you must wear your neckerchief with confidence and a dose of all-American spirit. As actor Christopher Meloni shows here, the neckerchief can even be paired with a more formal look as long as you keep the rest of your outfit simple and classic.

Silk Style
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Silk Style

A silk scarf hanging loose evokes such style luminaries as Noel Coward, who paired his with a smoking jacket and slippers. More formal that your traditional scarf, this upscale accessory should generally be worn with chic evening attire and tucked into the lapels of a blazer or overcoat. Go for a classic pattern, like paisley, in a rich, dark color, and make sure each end hangs down to about belt-length.

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