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Preston Konrad

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Best Mens Scarves & Designer Scarves

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If you guys have looked in the pages of GQ and Esquire lately, you’ve most likely noticed that despite the warm temps men have been wearing scarves just about everywhere. Lightweight and available in many colors and patterns, the scarf is this generation’s ascot for men. Just because these cool scarves are hitting the pages of the high fashion men’s magazines doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg for one of them. I’ve got the ten best scarves to wear with a great leather jacket or a t-shirt.

With the best mens scarves, you'll look so GQ. We suggest designer scarves that are both stylish and warm, with our wool mens scarf and silk scarf selections from greats like Alexander McQueen.

Best Scarves for Men by Preston Konrad

The Best You Can Get

  • Alexander McQueen Skull Print Scarf

    Preston says: Let the rebel in you speak out with this awesome skull print scarf from Alexander McQueen. This solid print scarf is lightweight and great for layering. It is available in solid colors with contrasting skull heads that match the bordering trim…pretty cool for a layering piece I would say. Try it with a leather jacket and a t-shirt and you’ll be sure to turn heads at the bar… or should I say, turn skulls.

    • Made in Italy
    • Dry clean only
  • Hounds Tooth Desert Scarf – Urban Outfitters

    Preston says: This scarf from Urban Outfitters is one of the best ones available right now. The price is amazing and the color combination is classic yet funky at the same time. Black and white hounds tooth has always been a staple pattern in menswear and it takes a new identity when wrapped a couple times around your neck. Wrap this long scarf a few times around your neck with a lightweight jacket and you’ll look like a page from GQ. Available in black and white, yellow and black, and pink and black.

    • 100% cotton
    • Available in 3 color combinations
    • 40” long x 40” wide
  • Gauze Rugby Stripe Scarf – Urban Outfitters

    Preston says: I know that none of us really watch Gossip Girl, but the guys on the show are some of the most preppy, popular guys in the magazines right now. Get your prep on with this lightweight scarf that channels your inner boarding school attendee. The yellow and blue stripes look like the colors of your alma mater while not being too obnoxious and overbearing. This scarf looks great with chinos and a pair of converse sneakers; a pea coat would look great layered on top, as well.

    • 62” long
    • 100% viscose
  • Gucci Wool Print Scarf

    Preston says: Us men can never go wrong with a handsome piece from Gucci. This scarf is a great way to add some luxury to your wardrobe while also staying in line with what’s cool. Instead of wearing a scarf casually with a hat, hoodie, and jeans, try this one with a blazer and dark denim for a more tailored look. The scarf is bordered with the Gucci colors, red and green and the center with the signature Gucci print in a rich charcoal. Buying this baby may set you back a shiny penny but its versatility is worth swiping your credit card for.

    • Wool & silk blend
    • 76” long
    • Dry clean only
  • Burberry Scarf

    Preston says: Time for the heavy hitter in the scarf world - Burberry. From the purveyor of plaid is the Burberry plaid cashmere scarf. This is the scarf you’ve seen on TV shows, movies, and in the pages of GQ, all for a reason. This 100% cashmere scarf is covered in the signature red, tan, and white Burberry print. Although it is worn typically as a winter scarf, it fits the bill for a lightweight accessory when not worn too layered. A polo shirt or button down is perfect under this classic scarf. As the price is a bit higher than that of its competitors, you may want to ask for an early birthday present to snag one of these.

    • 100% cashmere
    • Dry clean only
    • 96” x 6”

You will be happy with any of these

  • H and M Colored Scarf

    Preston says: Colors are smart choice for the fall. Make the right choice by getting one of these color block scarves from H&M. This scarf is thin and made of casual knit and is made of random color blocks paired together on a black base. The multiple colors make it easy to pair with almost any clothes you have, and it is a great piece to layer for a daytime look. Take this scarf to Kanye West territory by wearing with skinny jeans and Nike Dunks, or go preppy with a pair of Sperry topsiders and a striped shirt (pattern on pattern can be cool with the right pieces).

    • 4 color block
    • Thin
  • DSquared Plaid Wool Scarf

    Preston says: If you’re going to take the leap into wearing a scarf as an accessory, you’ll have to get it right. Prints, colors, and stripes have to be taken into consideration. One of the coolest prints for guys to wear is plaid. The DSquared plaid scarf is a smart addition to any man's wardrobe. The tartan plaid print is classic and looks very “Ralph Lauren’. The bottom of the scarf is finished with the classic fringes, and also a great leather patch with the DSquared logo. Ray Ban sunglasses are a great choice to wear with this scarf for that 1980s yacht club on winter break vibe.

    • Made in Italy
    • Pure wool
    • Dry clean only
  • Gap Solid Wrap Scarf

    Preston says: Make the scarf trend look like you’ve been following it for years with this scarf. The worn in, crinkled scarf is comfortable on the skin and not the least bit itchy or scratchy. Because it is so lightweight and soft, this option from Gap is great for those warm weather days that lead into the cooler ones of fall. It is available in multiple colors and should only be worn casually. An olive green fatigue jacket would be great to layer over this newfound favorite.

    • 100% viscose
    • Hand wash only
    • Unfinished edges
  • Buffalo Stripe Square Scarf – Urban Outfitters

    Preston says: Stay up to date with the plaid trend and rock one of these great scarves from Urban Outfitters. A combination of cream, black, and brown, this scarf is lined with beat up fringes that look really cool with a distressed brown leather jacket. Pair this with a logo t-shirt, aviator shades, and a jacket for a great urban look.

    • 31” square
    • 100% cotton
    • Machine wash
  • Whipstitch Square Scarf – Urban Outfitters

    Preston says: Although it may be a little ‘cowboys and Indians’, this scarf from Urban is great for its versatility. The khaki base color with small stitches of fall colors pair great with dark jeans, utility pants, or cords. A pair of Ray Ban sunglasses looks great with this scarf; try wearing a grey t-shirt underneath it for a cool organic, California look.

    • 35” x 33”
    • Hand wash only
    • Acrylic

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With the best mens scarves, you'll be ready for the high fashion runways. These designer scarves look so GQ wrapped around your neck, tucked inside a jacket or dangling over your shirt. Choose from wool mens scarf, silk scarf and other selections from Gucci to Gap, always the best price on the Web.