The 20 Best Scarves for Men to Stay Warm This Winter

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The weather is slowly starting to progress from cool to cold which means one thing—you're gonna need a good ole scarf for the season— one that does the job of keeping you warm and preventing you from getting sick, while also serving as a fashionable accessory to pair with your long sleeve shirts, jackets, and winter pants. Sounds like a good deal right? You're face and neck stay warm amongst the freezing temperatures, and you'll get to live out your very own version of looking like one of those models you see in the magazines. A great scarf prioritizes comfort first and foremost as tough itchy fabrics that irritate the skin are obviously a no-go. Next comes the style and versatility levels of said scarf and their ability to work with the different outfits in your closets. We've put together a guide on the best scarves for men to stay toast and warm this season based on countless hours of research.

Whether it's the NAADAM Cashmere Solid Scarf ($220) or the Charles Tyrwhitt Silk Spot Print Scarf ($89), make sure to grab these before everyone starts snatching them up.

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The Best Scarves for Men, at a Glance:

1. NAADAM Cashmere Solid Scarf

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The Best Cashmere Scarf

  • Material: Mongolian cashmere
  • Color: Black, Latte, Peacock Blue, Oatmeal, Camel, Smoke
  • Warmth level: Medium

While $220 is admittedly more money than average to spend on a scarf, there's multiple factors here that make the Cashmere Solid Scarf from NAADAM undoubtedly one of the best. The rich cashmere material feels luxuriously warm and soft in the against the skin (soft enough to turn into something of a light pillow if on a train, bus, plane, etc.), and the options are versatile in terms of styling/wrapping the scarf. The quality is top tier, and the scarf is big and cozy. NAADAM gives you a wide array of colors to select from, and there are fringes at the ends to add to the overall design. Trust us when we say the investment on this scarf is well worth it and instantly elevates your fit from basic to "modern man."


2. Charles Tyrwhitt Silk Spot Print Scarf

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Charles Tyrwhitt

The Best Silk Scarf

  • Material: 100% Silk face, 100% wool reverse
  • Color: Navy, Dark Red
  • Warmth level: Light

Okay we get it—a scarf may not be your first go-to as far as accessories go, but the Silk Spot Print Scarf from Charles Tyrwhitt is about as silky as they come with it's lightweight supple feel and texture. Cut with silk on the front of the scarf and a wool reverse, this scarf is a no-frills cut-to-the-chase piece that accomplishes the mission of keeping you warm in a stylish manner. Offering a refined appearance and the ability to wrap, knot, or drape over your shoulders, the Silk Spot Print traps the warmth in your neck and face area in an efficient manner.


3. Mack Weldon Tech Marino Wool Scarf

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Mack Weldon

The Best Non-Itchy Scarf

  • Material: Merino wool
  • Color: True Black, Total Eclipse Blue
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Nobody does technical fashion quite like Mack Weldon, who proves their efficiency once again with their Tech Merino Scarf. Made with merino wool and featuring Mack Weldon's waffle stitch which the brand describes as being made for strong stretch recovery, the Tech Marino not only serves to contain heat as you're wearing, but also has sweat-wicking properties that prevent the scarf from becoming all sweaty and gross through the day. Once again Mack Weldon has mastered the art of simplified basic, making this under $100 purchase a smart one.


4. Peter Millar Cashmere English Rib Scarf

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Peter Millar

The Best for Freezing Cold

  • Material: Cashmere
  • Color: Dark Grey, Jute, Light Grey, Navy
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Speaking of scarves that are super warm, you're sure to like the Cashmere English Rib Scarf from Peter Millar as it will literally keep you from freezing when the weather gets rigid. Crafted in cashmere with four unbeatable neutral colors, the softness of this scarf is phenomenal—almost as if you're wearing a nice cozy cashmere blanket. You can wear this scarf around your neck, drape it around the shoulders, tie it, or whatever floats your boat for the style mood that you're in. We've never gone wrong with a Peter Millar purchase, and neither will you.


5. Saturday's NYC Mohair Scarf

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Saturday's NYC

The Best Fuzzy Scarf

  • Material: 26% Alpaca, 10% wool, 25% acrylic, 39% nylon mohair yarn
  • Color: Midnight, Botanical
  • Warmth level: Super warm

The Mohair Scarf from Saturday's NYC is the mother of all blends as it mixes together alpaca, wool, acrylic, nylon, and mohair yarn—all of whom work together to bring you ultimate warmth and comfort as you take on the cold outside weather. This is an underrated scarf that is super technical in its heat trapping approach, but still very much stylish enough to look like it could be seen on a runway. Be it snow, heavy winds, or whatever the winter weather wants to throw at you, the Mohair Scarf will offer you quality protection.


6. L.L. Bean Adults' Wicked Soft Rib Scarf

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L.L. Bean

The Best Budget Scarf

  • Material: 90% Polyester, 6% nylon, 4% spandex
  • Color: Black, Pearl, Soft Spruce
  • Warmth level: Super warm

You aren't beating the price to quality ratio L.L. Bean is offering with their under $40 Adults' Wicked Soft Rib Scarf. "Wicked Soft" is about right when it comes to describing this scarf as it features a snuggly soft blend of polyester, nylon, and spandex that is as comfortable as it is eye-catching. You can wear/tie the scarf in a variety of styles, and the slight bit of spandex incorporated into the design is what gives you just the right amount of stretch needed to make the scarf work in a way that fits you best. Add the stellar heat trapping properties, and L.L. Bean has itself yet another hit.


7. Theory Scarf in Ribbed Cashmere

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The Best Scarf for Versatility

  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Color: Chanterelle, Light Baltic, Medium Grey Melange, Olive Branch, Haystack, Derby Heather
  • Warmth level: Medium

Bringing the versatility is this Ribbed Cashmere Scarf by Theory, which is made with a very warming cashmere that's accompanied by a ribbed texture for extra coziness. While boasting a hint of couture because, well, this is Theory we're talking about here, there's still a level of neutrality to the design as you can easily rock it in multiple settings. Theory's scarf game is quite underrated as they hands-down make one of the best scarves in the style world. Make that $78 investment—you definitely won't regret it.


8. MCM Contrast Monogram Jacquard Stole in Resilk

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The Best Designer Scarf

  • Material: 100% Resilk regenerated silk
  • Color: Brown
  • Warmth level: Medium

So you want to get fancy huh? Designer fancy that is. MCM's Contrast Monogram gives you all that and a bag of chips with it's beautiful MCM monogram etched all over the scarf against a warm brown colors. Design elements aside, the scarf is made with 100% Resilk aka regenerated silk, and is ultra-soft, barely brushing up against the skin. The jacquard woven texture only adds to its comfort, and keeps you quite warm on chilly days. Don't gets its pretty appearance twisted—this scarf goes to work and serves as an adequate neck warmer that's very much worth the purchase.


9. Mio Marino Mens Premium Winter Scarf

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  • Material: Acrylic, cotton, wool
  • Color: Black & Red, Black & White, Gray, Navy & Black
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Doesn't this scarf just look like it keeps you warm. Cut and crafted with acrylic, cotton, and wool, comfort is optimized with the Mio Marino Mens Premium Winter Scarf along with a soft and sturdy stitching that keeps you comfortable and warm. Four different color choices are available in the Mio Marino, and while it's lightweight in feel and texture, you still get heavy duty protection and warmth. All of this for $20.99 too! Not bad if you ask us.


10. Jacquemus Le Chouchou L'Echarpe

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  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Color: Multi-Brown
  • Warmth level: Medium

Hey look—it's Jacquemus! French and fancy, the Le Chouchou L'Echarpe is a scarf suited for the finest of dining and early morning coffee runs. Made with 100% wool crafting and versatile enough to be worn and tied and many direction, the Le Chouchou L'Echarpe does its primary job of containing heat in the chest and neck area and its secondary of job of having you look uber stylish beautifully. As we always say—get you a Jacquemus—it's well worth your hard Monopoly bucks.


11. Pendleton Jacquard Wool Scarf

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  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Color: Century Harding, Wyeth Trail, Wyeth Trail Oxford
  • Warmth level: Medium

Sometimes you don't want a "basic" scarf—patterns, prints, and zig-zags are needed. Pendleton very much delivers patterns, prints, and zig-zags with their Jacquard Wool Scarf, a nifty little option that warm and comfortably made with wool. Something comparable to a small blanket, Pendelton scarves have never failed at keeping you toasty, and the same is true of the Jacquard Wool as it features thermoregulating properties that can keep you warm in the coldest temps. Under $100 we have to add as well.


12. Lululemon Woven Scarf

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  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Color: Black/Graphite Grey
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Lululemon cuts straight to the chase with their Woven Scarf. No frills, no extra stuff—just a simple huge scarf that provides the ultimate warmth. Made with a soft and lightweight wool that Lululemon describes as "designed to be on the move," the Woven Scarf is a seasonal classic that should definitely be considered if you want a scarf that's going to provide sufficient warmth while at the same time emphasizing simplicity. Versatile and durable, this is a hard one to turn down.


13. J. Crew Solid Cashmere Scarf

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J. Crew
  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Color: Camel, Evergreen, Graphite, Garnet, Dark Navy, Black
  • Warmth level: Super warm

J. Crew is an obvious no-brainer when it comes to men's accessories, and that includes scarves. Fashionable and affordable, the Solid Cashmere Scarf is softer than most due it's prime cashmere makeup, features fringes at the tips for the extra little razzle dazzle, and equips you with all the warmth needed to take on the frost. We've also got to give the scarf bonus points as J. Crew gives you the option of adding a monogram onto the scarf. Who wouldn't want a scarf with their name all over it?


14. Acne Studios Fringe Wool Scarf

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Acne Studios
  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Color: Black, Grey
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Acne Studios keeps it simple with their Fringe Wool Scarf offering as well, which is what we'll call "subtle luxury." Made with wool and complete with two different color options, and it's not hard to see why scarf has been a bestseller for the brand upon instantly trying it on. Smooth, sleek, refined, and soft, this Italian-made heat-trapping dime piece is loaded with plush comfort that could relax you enough to go to sleep in certain settings. The rich texture and feel is more than enough to justify the almost $200 spend, and the durability with Acne Studios products is great—no quick visible wear and tear after only a couple months. Gotta love it.


15. Luca Faloni Linen Scarf

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Luca Faloni
  • Material: 100% Linen
  • Color: Navy Blue, Blue Melange, Khaki Green, Light Pink, Sand
  • Warmth level: Light warm

It's also important to own at least one scarf for those slightly cool but not cold days (or those warm days where you simply want to play around with fashion). Linen scarves are the route to go for when the temps aren't so cold, and Luca Faloni has one of the best on the market with their Linen Scarf. Linen material does a great job of keeping you both warm and cool as it adjusts to your body temperature, which makes this the perfect choice for what we'll call "warm fall" and "cold spring."


16. Canada Goose Scarf Hood Trim

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Canada Goose
  • Material: Feather-light ripstop
  • Color: Black
  • Warmth level: Super warm

We know what you're thinking—does this meet the qualifications of being a scarf? Why yes it does. In fact, the Scarf Hood Trim does way more than that as it's about as technical as a scarf can get. How technical you ask? Well, it's easily interchangeable, lightweight and full of durability, has Canada Goose's exclusive High loft down-filled Hood Trim that you can uses for added warmth and protection. Not only are the tech specs checked, but so is the couture as there many different ways to play around with this scarf as fas as fashion is concerned. Oh, and it's moisture-wicking too.


17. John Varvatos Anton Scarf

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John Varvatos
  • Material: 100% Modal
  • Color: Black, Bone White, Indigo
  • Warmth level: Light

Another light scarf suggestion, we really dig this Anton Scarf from John Varvatos which is suitably made with 100% modal. Slim in its design and comfortable to the skin, this is another one of those scarves that can be worn in both slightly cool and slightly warm temps thanks to its material, sweat-wicking properties, and construction. Adding to the attractive nature of the scarf is its fun yet neutral design that makes it easy to be paired with other items in your closet. Best of all, you'll be super comfortable and look Matrix cool while wearing.


18. Burberry Check Cashmere Scarf

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  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Color: Beige
  • Warmth level: Medium

At this point it almost seems like a requirement to own the Burberry Check Cashmere Scarf if you're heavily into the luxury scene. In fact, we'll say it's almost mandatory. Cut and crafted with cashmere, the quality, design, and superior warmth are all features that make the Check Cashmere Scarf standout amongst its competitors. According to Burberry, the scarf is brushed for an ultra soft finish, giving you a thick but thin level of contained warmth and comfort. Under $600, which isn't too shabby for a luxury buy.


19. Everlane Featherweight Cashmere Scarf

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  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Color: Black, Heather Grey, Classic Red/Ocean Cavern
  • Warmth level: Super warm

Could we interest you in a sustainable option? We recommend Everlane Featherweight Cashmere Scarf as it's one of the softest scarves you will ever don (seriously). Slightly on the bulky side but not too the point where it causes discomfort, the scarf is made with a cashmere that literally melts into your skin. Three different vibrant colors are available for your picking, with the scarf being super lightweight to the touch. Did we mention the sustainability? Extra bonus points there, and it's under $75. Even more bonus points. A round of applause for the Featherweight.


20. Dior Oblique Double-Sided Scarf

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  • Material: 53% Cashmere, 47% wool
  • Color: Grey
  • Warmth level: Medium

Everyone deserves to flex from time to time, and what's a better flex Dior? The Oblique Double-Sided Scarf is expertly crafted in Great Britain, and anti-odor with sweat-wicking properties to keep the ickiness away at all times. You'll look good, smell good, and best all feel good as the cashmere wool blend the scarf is made of is smooth as butter. The layering potential is there with multiple ways of style, and the scarf is easy to work with and care for. Again who better to flex with than Dior.


FAQs about scarves for men:

Here are some frequently asked questions about scarves for men:

What's the best way for men to wear scarves?

There's multiple ways to wear a scarf. However, the most traditional way of wearing is tying the scarf around your neck with one end draped over your back, and the other end left loose in the front. You can style a scarf with an overcoat, pair of trousers and some boots.

How should I tie a scarf?

You can tie your scarf by draping the scarf around your neck and letting it hang in the front. From there, you can cross and tie the two ends in the center for a loose and casual look.

Where can I buy nice scarves?

You can buy nice scarves at any the of brands/places we mentioned above such as Everlane, Nordstrom (who carries a lot of brands), Mack Weldon, Peter Millar, Charles Tyrwhitt, and more.

What brand makes good scarves?

Similar to our previous point, Everlane, Mack Weldon, Peter Millar, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Burberry are all examples of brands that make good scarves.

What is the best material for a men's scarf?

Since scarves are primarily for the cool and cold seasons, cashmere and merino wool are the best and most common materials for men's scarves. For scarves that are meant for warmer weather, linen is an excellent and breathable material for men's scarves.

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