Men’s scarf guide part 9

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Men’s scarf guide part 9

Scarf materials, number 11: wool

From the fleece of the sheep and a range of other animals, wool comes in a variety of textures and styles depending on how its woven, but is traditionally very warm and durable. Often used for winter scarves, the wool is an excellent source of warmth and protection against a wide variety of elements. Today, wool is one of the most common materials found in scarves the world over.

Tips on how to spot a quality scarf, number 1:

Look at the material composition tag. That will weed out all the artificial fibers. If it says wool or cashmere etc. touch it and see if you like it. Better cashmere qualities are softer than inferior ones, however, sometimes inferior qualities are rather soft as well, but they will cause pilling after a few times of wear. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to figure that out before you buy.

Tips on how to spot a quality scarf, number 2:

Size of the scarf is important. Most men’s scarves are sized 150 cm x 30 cm/60″ x 12″. The problem is, that this is simply too short to tie scarves properly. As such, the ideal dimensions for a cashmere, wool or Alpaca scarf are 180 cm x 30 cm/72” x 12”. A thinner silk scarf can be 2-3 inches wider or longer, but that is about it. Otherwise, it is too bulky around your neck.

Tips on how to spot a quality scarf, number 3:

Fringes: It is a matter of preference if you want fringes on your scarf or not. Both are perfectly fine, and while cashmere, wool, and alpaca scarves traditionally come with fringes, silk scarves do not, which is why they have to be added in a separate step. Scarves, in addition to providing warmth, are an exceptional way to enhance a wardrobe and add that a nice touch to your attire.

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