Wrap It Up, Guys: Summer Scarves

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Published April 27, 2010

 

When summer rolls around, the last thing a guy wants is an added layer of bulk. But don’t neglect your neck! An ultra-lightweight summer scarf is the perfect and effortless accessory to your tee shirt and shorts. Here are some options: Lightweight linen scarves are the simplest piece to add to your summer wardrobe when done in light, neutral tones like blues and grays. The scarves from Jil Sander, Kris Van Assche and Colombo are so light and so professional—none of that Russell Brand business–that they can be worn with a blazer and a button-up. A plaid scarf will give texture and humor to a dour phrase like “heritage brand.” Try our selections from Drakes of London, Burberry, and CO-OP Barneys New York, paired with classic pieces. Inevitably, the man brash enough to wear a scarf wants to make a statement using bold colors and patterns—look out for scarves from Yigal Azrouël, Barneys New York, and Drakes of London. And while you might think trends in neckwear is a bad idea, Diesel, Henrik Viskov, and Adam Kimmel’s stylized triangles fuse the Wild West with the Middle East. See that? Scarves bringing together regions of the world previously thought only to share oil and mutual enmity. Give (each) piece a chance.

TOP ROW: SCARVES BY ADAM KIMMEL, BARNEYS, BURBERRY PLAID; SECOND: BARNEYS CO-OP, DIESEL, COLOMBO; THIRD: HENRIK VIBSKOV, DRAKES PLAID, DRAKES STATEMENT; BOTTOM: KRIS VAN ASSCHE, YIGAL AZROUEL, JIL SANDER