Now after a period of deep consideration over this and much searching, I thought I would comply with a post suggestion by my friend and lover of all gentleman habits, Nick Baldev. Now I have seen Nick wearing shoes and coats most probably prized for their worth and have never been disappointed when it came to his taste.
With all high class dressing habits, the most important part is the method- it is, for example, not the coat you are actually wearing which is going to be on show (with the brand whispered quietly in only the most discrete circles), but the way you wear it. The same goes for the length of your socks and how much of them are exposed over the top of your shoe, the way you fold your four square that makes it so desirably unique and what had in particular come to Nick’s attention- the methods and different styles of wearing scarves.
Now I have to say, high class dressing in this kind of sense had always appealed to me, even if I was not exactly ready to transfer it into my own wardrobe. I have preferred to come up with suitable sayings in the past to explain my lack of rigour with ‘If the clothes are good enough, they should wear themselves’ and ‘To know if something lies well on you, you have to do nothing, but absolutely nothing with it- don’t change a thing’. So when I saw The Sartorialist and his precision when it came to dressing, as well as other similarly thought out online written accounts (such as the female equivalent of decadent old-style Dita Von Teese), I was, in fact, intimidated. Putting an hour or two into the method someone would get dressed seemed altogether too much, when it usually takes an hour for me to choose the clothes I wear, and then I just throw them on.
So that is why I am braving this territory in only the smallest of way- by showing the ways of tying one of the simplest accessories. The scarf. Silk, cotton, wool or velvet, a scarf is the no. 1 on both your wish list and your gift list when it comes to Christmas. So thinking about all the men (and women) who are bored of their typical wrap-around and want to try something different, I have come up with the most coveted scarf tying techniques.
All photos are taken from https://texeresilk.com//main/cms/scarf_tying_guide who have a wonderful collection of scarf tying techniques. My favourite for the men are the Undercoat and the Ascot Neck Wrap, while for the women the Bow Tie and the French Twist.