Choosing a scarf for winter is a real headache that we face every year. What length of winter scarf for men should I choose? What colour scarf to choose? This choice is all the more difficult because the brands offer models that look very similar.
But beyond style, it is important to pay particular attention to the composition of your scarf. Indeed, synthetic is certainly cheaper but it will not be very comfortable because it is less soft than wool and it will be less insulating and warm.
In this article, BellePaga shares its secrets for choosing the best winter scarf for men and guaranteeing you unbeatable comfort.
Choosing a winter scarf for men
To choose the best winter scarf for you, there are three parameters to take into account: its size (length and width), its style (colour, patterns, ...) and especially its composition.
The size of the scarf you choose is a key element of the style it will give you. A wide scarf will give an oversized effect to this accessory, especially if this width is associated with a length greater than 180 cm.
Most men's winter scarves are 30 cm wide. This is the most common width across all brands. It is the easiest to wear for every man in winter. It can be combined with many different styles.
The element that will determine the style of your scarf is probably its length. There are many different lengths of scarf. Each length gives a different style to a men's winter scarf.
Short scarves (around 140 cm) are perfect for a formal style: ideal for going to a meeting with your boss or a presentation with investors. These scarves are ideal for dressing up your jacket or blazer and will give you an elegant and serious touch. We advise you to let it hang without tying or rolling it up. Tying it up would make it too short and not very aesthetic.
Medium length scarves (about 175 cm) are suitable for many different styles. This length of men's winter scarf will dress up most of your outfits and also add a touch of style. With this length, we advise you to wrap it around your neck or tie it. A medium length men's winter scarf is too long to let it hang down.
Finally, long scarves (about 208 cm) are also called oversize scarves. These scarves ensure that you will be warm during the winter. Because of their length, you can tie them several times around your neck. This is the type of scarf that will keep you warmest. Our advice is to combine a long scarf with a width of 60cm. We recommend our Karu scarf for example. This scarf has a very trendy houndstooth pattern, it is very warm thanks to the baby alpaca wool and it is oversized: the guarantee of a warm winter.
Bellepaga has launched a wide range of models this season to satisfy all your style desires. Some scarves even come in different sizes.
As far as colour is concerned, your skin tone can guide your choice. Warmer skin tones are enhanced by colours such as yellow, gold, orange-red, olive and turquoise. Cooler skin tones, on the other hand, can easily be matched with blue colours such as sky blue or navy blue, or even purple or grey. However, black is still a safe bet: you can be sure to match it with any outfit.
Cashmere scarf for men
In the shops, there are a multitude of scarves with very different compositions. Cashmere is often presented as the best choice, the most luxurious but especially the warmest. Indeed, cashmere is a rare natural fibre that takes care of your skin. It is very insulating, which protects you from the cold and wind. This material is also very pleasant to wear in summer.
However, cashmere is a very difficult material to keep in good condition. It gets damaged when we wear it and when we wash it. In fact, it is advisable to hand wash cashmere only. The material is very delicate and therefore requires special care.
When we wear a scarf we need to feel that it accompanies us throughout the day: rain, wind, smells, snags, ...
Moreover, cashmere is a material that suffers from many other disadvantages. Firstly, from an ecological point of view: the goat is an animal that feeds on grass. However, when it grazes, the goat tears up the grass with its root: this damages the soil very badly. This phenomenon is accentuated by the densification of the herds due to human action. This increase in the size of the herds leads to overgrazing of the land.
Since China started breeding Kashmiri goats, there has been a race to lower costs. This reduction in costs is correlated with a decrease in the quality of cashmere wool. The textile industry is in a race to the bottom in order to increase margins, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to recognise a truly good article. Items produced with this cashmere will be lighter, and therefore less warm, but more importantly they will tend to pilling much more.
Faced with all these limitations, BellePaga looked for an alternative to cashmere. That's why we decided to introduce you to the new cashmere: baby alpaca wool. This wool has the best properties of cashmere without the drawbacks.
Winter scarf for men in baby alpaca
In the world of fashion, we have seen a real craze for alpaca wool in recent years. This wool, which was still little known in Europe ten years ago, is now making a real place for itself in the wardrobes of people looking for quality. We are increasingly looking for warm and comfortable clothes that respect the planet: this is exactly what alpaca wool offers.
First of all, alpaca wool has many properties. It is known for the warmth it brings to its followers: alpaca wool is seven times warmer than sheep's wool. This property is perfect for a winter scarf for men. You will be warm all winter long!
This warmth does not come at the expense of comfort because the unique property of this wool is thermoregulation. Indeed, you will be warm, but not too warm. This wool keeps us at the right temperature all year round. By choosing a winter scarf for men made of baby alpaca wool, you can wear it in winter to keep warm but also in autumn or spring when the mornings are still cool.
Moreover, alpaca wool is known for its longevity. Easier to care for than cashmere, you will keep it longer. It resists very well to washing when it is done with care: 30° in your machine on the wool or delicate programme. Alpaca wool does not pilling. But be careful, not all wool is the same, you have to pay attention to its quality: it is a determining factor of its longevity.
We have also thought about the most sensitive skins, hence our choice for baby alpaca wool. This wool is finer than most alpaca wools sold, which ensures a unique softness.
Why choose alpaca over cashmere? Although alpaca fibre has a larger diameter than cashmere, alpaca fibre is longer. This characteristic makes it possible to produce garments that are stronger and more durable than those made from cashmere goat's wool.
BellePaga is the story of two young Belgian friends, one of whom grew up in Bolivia among these magnificent landscapes and animals. Alpaca wool, also known as the wool of the gods, has exceptional virtues that are not well known on our continent, and yet are very precious for the most sensitive and coldest of us.
This is why they decided to launch together their brand of natural, comfortable and elegant clothes and accessories made of Alpaca wool for women, men and for the home.
It's a new brand that finds the perfect balance between comfort, warmth and elegance, with a modern and clean style that is a soft mix between natural and urban. It is also a brand with strong values linked to nature, fair trade and sustainable development.
All Bellepaga products are designed with respect for animals and for each worker involved in the production of our products. We have our products produced in Peru in order to guarantee our customers an ancestral traditional know-how. All our products are handmade or finished. We have established a relationship of transparency and respect with our employees.
Our goal since day one is to offer high quality products that are sustainable. We want to ensure that our customers can keep their products for many years.
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