Lifestyle | Style: Fashion: Real Men Wear Scarves

Lifestyle | Style: Fashion: Real Men Wear Scarves

Published October 3, 2007

Posted Oct. 3, 2007 -- He's the guy that other guys tend to call a girl. He’s tossing, wrapping and looping, and it has nothing to do with the cold. Too diva, they say, not manly at all.

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Well, here’s the truth: Grow up! Get over it! Men don’t have as many exciting clothes to play with as women, and the ladies would prefer a man wearing a scarf than one wearing thong sandals any day. If you have a flair for style, show us what you got with a scarf. No more half-assing the look with a sad drape around the neck that’s barely visible beneath a buttoned-up peacoat.

Do not be afraid to play with this wintry accessory, however European it may seem. The fall runway collections showcased all sorts of scarves: in fur at Louis Vuitton, long and skinny at Burberry, orange at Michael Kors and solid-colored, yet discreet, at YSL.

If you want to add some color to your look, a scarf is a good way to do it. Your scarf should complement your shirt, not match it. Try accenting certain colors in a print or patterned shirt or from an accessory. Avoid any scarves that shine or shimmer, and stick with bold colors that are solid. Men’s scarves in orange or red look fantastic.  Pair a long, thin white or off-white scarf with a leather jacket or, if you’re wearing a long, trench coat, find a tightly knit scarf in forest green. The combinations are endless.

While the stereotype might be that real men don’t wear scarves, the reality is that scarves were made for both men and women. So, go ahead and fling your new accessory around your neck and shoulders – but don’t think about it too hard, the scarf should be worn unevenly, as if you already knew.

Written by BET-Staff


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