The Best Men’s Silk Scarves For Casual Look

Silk scarves have been experiencing something of a renaissance. In the past, they were seen as quintessential accessories for the well-dressed man. Although they fell out of favour, they have recently become more popular again with guys looking to stand out from the crowd, even when they are dressed down and wanting to achieve a more casual look.

If you are new to silk scarves, you may find the dizzying variety of choices a headache. That is why we have put together this guide that will help you choose the right silk scarf for you.

Things to Consider When Choosing Silk Scarves

When it comes to choosing the right silk scarf for your wardrobe or a particular set of clothes, there are five elements you need to take into consideration:

  • Type of Silk
  • Quality of Silk
  • Pattern and colour
  • Scarf size
  • Occasion

Type of Silk

Although many people look at silk as being all the same, specific silks can differ from one another depending on the type. The most popular types of silk are fagar, wild and mulberry.

While specialist fagar silk is specifically derived from the giant Atlas moth’s cocoon, wild silk is only taken after the silkworm has hatched and mulberry is taken from intact cocoons before the silkworm has hatched.

Quality of Silk

While it’s true that silk is no longer a product produced exclusively with just hands, it is still considered highly luxurious. In response to its high price and desirability, there are a lot of fake silks available on the market. It can be difficult for the average person to tell fake from real silk. The best way is to check the label, as most countries have strict guidelines about what you can and cannot say on labels of products featuring silk. Look out for 100% Silk, Real Silk or something similar and avoid or at least be wary of anything that says like-silk, silky-like or silky soft.

Pattern and Colour

The good news when it comes to colour and pattern is that to cater for the demand for silk scarves, there are silk scarves available in almost every possible pattern and colour. At Knightsbridge Neckwear, for instance, there is a wide variety of silk scarves available in different patterns and colours. Whether you are looking for a specific print, or want a solid colour, you are bound to find the right silk scarf there.

Scarf Size

Traditionally, silk scarves are square, but at Knightsbridge Neckwear, the silk scarves we stock are rectangular.  So, depending on what kind of coverage and knot you want to use, you need to think about choosing the right size to achieve that. The smallest tends to be available 145cm x 18cm, 160cm x 30cm, 170cm x 30cm, 180cm x 60cm, 190cm x 25cm, and 163cm x 8cm.


Silk scarves can be worn by men for a variety of occasions. Don’t be put off therefore and think that silk scarves are meant to be reserved for just formal occasions. If you are just going to dinner or shopping on a cold winter’s day and want to look smart casual, a silk scarf will bring together your overall look perfectly without being over the top.

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