Is a scarf the most manly thing a guy can wear? No. Is it awesomely functional and able to add a pop of color to a dreary winter? Absolutely. Whether it’s wool, cotton, or fleece, scarves are a necessity in the cold weather. Continuing our Winter Wear Series, we bring you the 3 essential scarves of winter.

Polo Ralph Lauren Camo Scarf

Polo Ralph Lauren Camo Scarf

The Wool Scarf

A good wool scarf will breathe well while still keeping your neck warm. In recent years, lambswool has become more refined to give a perfect amount of softness rather than scratchiness. Instead of the traditional solid color scarf, try a pattern like this Polo Ralph Lauren Black Camo Scarf from Macys ($58). This is a scarf that can add something interesting to an otherwise drab winter look.

Lands End Polartec Men's Scarf

Lands End Polartec Men’s Scarf

The Fleece Scarf

A fleece scarf gives needed warmth with a notably casual look. It works perfectly under a vest, while shoveling snow, or when having a drink slope-side while everyone else skis. Lands End, the creators of all things warm, offers a 6 foot long “Polartec Aircore 200” Scarf ($19). This lint, pet hair, and shock resistant scarf is constructed using a special knit that traps more air for warmth. If that doesn’t sound high tech (and warm), I don’t know what does. The extra length allows you to wrap it around as many times as you need to keep old man winter at bay.


Scarf by Late Sunday Afternoon

Scarf by Late Sunday Afternoon


Late Sunday Afternoon Scarf Closeup

Late Sunday Afternoon Scarf Closeup


The Cotton Scarf

Not everywhere is as cold in December as it is here in Boston. When it’s regularly below freezing, it’s time to go with a cotton scarf. Cotton provides just the right amount of warmth without making you sweaty – perfect for a big guy. Check out this super soft cotton scarf from Venice California’s Late Sunday Afternoon. We spotted the brand earlier this year at American Field, and fell in love with their made in the U.S.A. products and designs.

Are you a wool, fleece, or cotton guy? Tell us what kind of scarf you’re rocking in the comments below. 

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    TanyaXSuperhero 5pts

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    Danielle Luna
    Danielle Luna 5pts

    Lol I wouldn't even call him chubby. He's tall.

    debrod75 5pts

    Thanks Good To know!! My Son who is 15, 6ft tall at 300lbs doesn't like to go shopping cause of all the trouble we have finding him clothes. Even going shoe shopping is a chore. I buy his shoes online and pray they fit right, cause where I live the biggest shoe size any store carries is a 13. I'm glad he is not picky and doesn't care about named brand clothing.

    Jeannie Taylor-Curtis
    Jeannie Taylor-Curtis 5pts

    How is he a plus size he just looks like a stud .... Guess Gronk is a plus size too?

    Mark Hofman
    Mark Hofman 5pts

    Target has almost nothing to fit us Plus Sized guys! I hate having to go to Walmart - but they have clothes that fit!

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    Shelly Bell
    Shelly Bell 5pts

    Wait what? I'm just over here drooling.

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    Gary Bone 5pts

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    Chubstr 5pts

    Agreed, Gary! Our hope is that companies will see these things and feature more models of a variety of sizes.

    Gary Bone
    Gary Bone 5pts

    "Plus sized"...I guess you gotta start somewhere

    Chubstr 5pts

    You're right Jakob Gustav Felts, and it's something Zach touches on in the article. It's a first step, and before this, there wasn't ANYTHING in the way of male size diversity to be found there. It's our job to spotlight things like this and show these companies that we want even more models of a variety of sizes to be featured on their site and in their advertising!

    James Cummings
    James Cummings 5pts

    Nice looking guy...but I got that too. Im a Giggalo...and a Gigga-high.

    Jakob Gustav Felts
    Jakob Gustav Felts 5pts

    I'm glad Target is making the effort, but the fact of the matter is, most guys looking for plus sized clothing don't have the slender build that he does. -_-