5 knots for wearing a scarf

This guide is designed for all those looking for inspiration to vary the way they usually wear their scarf. So here are 5 knots, from the most classic to the most original, to be chosen according to the type of occasion and with their method explained.

French knot

Probably the most common scarf knot among men. Classic and simple to perform: these are its distinctive features.


When: suitable for all occasions, from a trip to the countryside to a business meeting.

How: fold the scarf in half lengthwise, place it around the neck and thread the side with the two ends of the scarf inside the curvature of the opposite side.


Formal cross

For an ultra-elegant and refined effect, the formal cross is the most used by diplomats and politicians.


When: perfect for official events, elegant evenings and in all those situations that require a dress.

How: put the scarf around your neck, place the flaps under the sides of the jacket and cross the ends of the scarf at the height of the buttons.

Turn (double or single)

Another knot beloved by the male public. It has the merit of modernising any outfit, but be careful when wearing it under a jacket: the fabric must be light so as not to create the bundle effect. A green light, then, for cashmere!


When: for all cold and windy days.

How: wrap the scarf around the neck (once or twice, depending on the cold and the length of the scarf). Then leave the two hanging ends on the front.

False knot

Elegant but at the same time simple, it is perfect for light and slippery scarves.


When: if the goal is to stand out with your outfit, this is the knot to choose, especially in formal situations.

How: Put the scarf around your neck and make a rather wide knot at either end. Thread the other end to the knot created and adjust the grip.

Ascot knot with single turn

The ascot knot, the favorite of the English lords to tie hunting scarves, is today a traditional and very sophisticated knot. Ideal for the ascot (the male accessory from which it takes its name), we present a reinterpretation, with a single turn, perfect for our scarves.


When: in all situations that allow semi-casual looks.

How: wrap the scarf once around the neck (single turn). Choose a flap, overlap it on the other and then move it through the space created by the crossing of the flaps.