Light, cotton scarves can be dangerous territory for guys. You don’t want to get into a situation where you’ve tied it round your neck, gone out, caught yourself in the mirror and realised you look like your nana. The key seems to be not making a big performance about how it’s arranged or perhaps wearing it under something so as not to reveal too much fabric. RRL’s Doug Bihlmaier is a master of this. Anyway, we’ve picked our favourite 5 summer scarves including gems from Drake’s, Unrivaled and Christophe Lemaire. Click through for more.
Bandana scarves are a decent casual option. This one from Unrivaled is 100% cotton and reasonably short, avoiding lots of excess material when tied.Paul Smith – Geometric Flag Print Scarf
A scrunched number from Paul Smith who offers an extensive line of scarves. A navy geometric ‘flag’ print with white frayed ends, a silk and cotton mix.Drake’s – Madras Print Scarf
An oversized scarf featuring the always effective madras print. Super summery combinations of colour, Drake’s describe this as made with “natural selvedge, woven on narrow single width antique looms.” Nice.Christophe Lemaire – Floral Scarf
The fancy option. Although this is a relatively fuss free floral, the black background and large print keeping it subtle. A cotton and silk mix, be bold with this one.Hartford – Avila Scarf
Like polka dots do ya? Like red eh? Interested in 60/40 cotton linen mixes? Hartford made this scarf just for you. Light, not too much material to get caught up in. A very nice example indeed.