Many people neglect this accessory and try to avoid it in every possible way. Despite the fact that a colored silk strip called a tie is practically the only way for a man to decorate his discreet business suit, while showing individuality, many neglect this accessory and try in every possible way to avoid its presence in their wardrobe.
Some argue that wearing a tie is uncomfortable. Others associate it with college days or boring office work. In any case, the tie gives a formality and severity, which many men do not consider a sign of good style.
In fact, the right tie - and with a good shirt - just can't be uncomfortable. But as for the psychological inconveniences, nothing can be done about it. In short, if you want to look stylish, but not trite, give up the tie altogether, replacing it with a scarf inserted into the upper breast pocket.
When choosing a scarf, you need to be guided by most of the rules by which you choose a tie. This means that it should be combined with a suit and a shirt according to its color palette. Do not forget that this accessory should complement, not attract attention. Therefore, let its colors be calm, not flashy. And if you put on both a tie and a scarf, the shades of the latter should be as neutral as possible, inferior in importance to the tie, but echoing with it in the color scheme.
Of course, you can tie your scarf instead of a tie: this step, skillfully done, can completely transform your look. Since this option assumes a less formal look, the rules for combining a suit with this accessory are somewhat different. However, there are several unmistakable combinations. For example, a shawl in orange or purple with cucumber prints will suit a dark blue suit worn with a pale blue shirt. Pale blue or burgundy will look no less advantageous in this case. But if you are not ready for such striking experiments, it is enough to leave the scarf in your breast pocket, opting for the white version.
How the scarf will fit in your pocket is just as important as its color match. The golden rule: a silk scarf should look as if you are wearing it, as the ironing and straight lines of this accessory will make you look like the hero of a rural wedding. There are several ways to fold a scarf so that it looks natural and even somewhat casual.
Spread the scarf on a flat surface, grab it by the center so that the edges gather in an elegant bun. Insert the scarf 3 quarters, center down, into your breast pocket so you can see the edges. Remember that in this case it is better that the scarf looks out of the pocket less than more.
You can do the opposite, that is, turn over the scarf assembled in the same way: in this case, you will look more restrained. In addition, this option is preferable if the edges of the scarf are multi-colored or not very even, and there is a beautiful pattern in the center.
These two methods can also be combined: holding the scarf by the center, gently bend the edges up and insert this design into the pocket. This will make you look especially elegant, but the difficulty is that the pocket remains almost empty, and it is possible that your scarf will constantly fall out.
In any case, avoid overly complex, structured designs: give preference to the options that are most natural to you. This accessory should look like you haven't thought about how to fold it at all.
It should be noted that a silk scarf as an accessory is always preferable to a cotton one, because by choosing this material you create a play of contrast. Smooth, fine silk is always very well set off the density of cotton or woolen suits. But if you are wearing a suit made of thin or shiny fabric, the gloss of the scarf will already be superfluous: that's when you think about matte cotton models.