There comes a time in a mans life where he must determine if a certain neck warming accessory is worth the label that comes with it. To wrap or not to wrap? effeminate and chick repelling? Believe it or not, the majority of men in today's society contemplate that very question all over the globe. Where as sporting a scarf in mid day might be acceptable in the New York scene, it is still highly frowned upon in small midwestern towns who clutch onto conservative morals. Can't a guy just be warm?
purchase a smoothie to keep my daily addiction at bay. Subsequently, I found myself a victim of prejudice as a group of dudes called out slurs such as "fag" and "queer". Now, being a slave for fashion my entire life I was use to this, so please don't pity me as I held my own just fine. It wasn't until after the incident I realized that this couldn't of been the only one in the world, this shit probably happens all over. The rest of my ensemble was rather simple and masculine, A black tee from Target, cargo jacket and black skinny jeans. The scarf was the quarry and ultimately what caved the group into slurring douche bag comments, it had to be. Men being tormented for their warm, cozy, winter accessory wearing decision is getting old. This is 2012 not 1912!!!!!
With the controversial notions aside, let's focus our attention on the particular pieces and the "how-to-style" while upholding a certain masculinity. Take image 1 for example, a man on the go sporting a perfectly pressed suit and atop, a smaller textured scarf pulled around in what I like to call "the knot". By adding contrasting fabrics, darker hues and an effortless "unkept" vibe, it was a smart decision to say the least. Essentially, formal with edge.
Now ladies, try to keep breathing as we move onto image 2 featuring glee front runner Darren Criss. This scarf-ing method is the simplest of them all, I call it "just let that shit hang man". Squinting your eyes to it's max potential you'll find Darren is wearing a red tie most likely accompanied by a V-neck jumper (Just a speculation). A subtle matching game took place as the red stripes parallel the tie earning a well deserved golf clap. A formation any man shouldn't be afraid to try. I mean, this guy plays gay on the show, then wears this in public and is still fearless. balls man,
Coming to a close, I leave you with a few more visual neck warming inspirations. Ultimately the fine line of what is dapperly metro and "feminine" is starting to blur leaving preconceived slurs to be swept under the rug. I mean c'mon, look at at Joe Jonas, he's clutching a bulldog whilst sporting a greige scarf most likely purchased at american apparel...oodles of girls ogle him as well as their moms. The times are changing people, let men sport those suckers.
Images: Various Pintrest sites