It’s almost unfair the way a small addition can upgrade an otherwise boring outfit. Take the neckwear you see in this video from Esquire. All you’ve got to do is hit the sweet spot between a cinched tie and an open collar with a scarf, and suddenly the rest of your clothes are punching way above their weight class.
Yes, it takes some guts to pull this off. But fortune — and fashion — favour the bold. And with three ways to try wearing a scarf, you’ll find a fit no matter your style literacy. Soon you’ll project the panache most guys only get after a year abroad (with none of the pretension!). It’s not exactly cheating, but it sure feels like it.