Technique

Windproof Your Scarf

A couple of methods for keeping that all-important accessory from taking flight.

It’s a bit of a kick in the proverbial teeth, but fact of the matter is a scarf is most inclined to take leave of your body at the time you want it there the most—on a seriously blustery day. Where’s that leave you? Down one scarf, and up one newly-frigid neck. Not ideal, but there’s a couple of easy fixes, and it all comes down to the way you tie the thing.

Option 1: The Loop and Tuck
This one’s easy. Fold the scarf in half, put it around your neck, and pull the loose ends through the loop to secure it in place. Of course, ease of execution is also the reason you’ll see it on nearly every other guy on the street. Whether that’s a problem in your book, we can’t say. But sometimes we like to stand out a bit, which brings us to…

Option 2: The Crisscross
This technique is more complicated than the loop, but only marginally so. Start out like you would on a day where the wind doesn’t have it out for you and your cold-weather gear, by wrapping your scarf around your neck one full time. But instead of just letting it hang there, prone to elemental attack, you’ve gotta lock things in place. To do that, just pull the scarf out so the loop around your neck is sitting a little ways out from that Adam’s apple. Take the loose end on the right, cross it under the loose end on the left, and then over the loop. Tighten to adjust, and breathe a sigh of relief. That sucker ain’t going nowhere.

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