Click here to follow AskMen Fashion onTwitter. A scarf tied with aplomb adds style and warmth to yourwinter wardrobe. A scarf, in its basic sense, works because it surrounds and protects yourneck and keeps cold drafts of air from spiraling down your collar, leaving you susceptibleto catching a chill. Once you know how to tie a scarf around your neck indifferent knots, you can leave that parka you shuffle around in at home and actually beginwearing the stylishwinter clothes you’ve been reading about. So here’s our guide on howto pull it off, as well as our suggestions of the best jackets to rock each knot with.Parisian Knot

The Parisian is the most popular knot. Here’s how to tie a scarf in a Parisianknot: Take the scarf in both hands and fold it over lengthwise; drape it around your neck;insert the loose ends through the loop hanging in front of you and pull them through. Youcan play with the tautness of the knot and the thickness of the scarf by doubling thescarf lengthwise, if you wish. This knot looks great on a short leather jacket with a notch collar left down. On a verycold day, you can tuck the scarf into the jacket and pull the zipper up.Once-AroundKnot

The once-around knot is your entry-level knot for all those brisk days when you need alittle extra comfort but don’t want to go with complete arctic readiness. Most menwill use this knot for a quick commute to work or an evening out with a fitted blazer. Thepoint of this knot is casual warmth. To learn how to tie a scarf in a once-around knot,drape the scarf around your neck allowing one end to be longer than the other. Take thelong end and bring it around your neck and let it fall over your chest. If you have a longneck, overlap the scarf in back just a bit so that most of your neck between the jacketand the base of your skull is covered. You’re not done learning howto tie a scarf just yet… Continue Reading ]More...[/url]