We need to wear scarves to keep ourselves warm from the biting autumn and winter chill. A scarf is a seasonal clothing item that we use only once a while every year. It may be a functional piece of clothing accessory, but it is also a good excuse to dress up and look more fashionable during those frigid seasons. It is important to look for a scarf that doesn’t only look nice but is also made from high-quality materials to last you for the entire cold season. The way we wear scarves is also important so that we won’t end up with a bundled-up cloth wrapped around our neck. Scarves are great to pair with other outerwear clothing, such as jackets and trench coats.
Keep in mind that not all scarves are made the same. It’s not just in the color, length or design, but it’s also in the material that goes into making them.
Having sufficient knowledge about the different fabrics used in men’s scarves will be your handy guide the next time you are shopping for them. The following are some of the most common fabrics used in top men’s scarves:
Alpaca scarves are made from the wool of the alpaca, the domesticated species of the South American camelid, closely related to the llama.
Alpaca fleece is silky and lustrous, similar to a sheep’s wool but much warmer and softer. Unlike sheep’s wool, alpaca wool doesn’t contain lanolin, so it is safe for anyone with skin sensitivities.
This very fine reversible scarf is made of 100% young alpaca wool to keep you warm and cozy in the winter.
Cashmere scarves are made from the wool of the cashmere goat or pashmina goat. Cashmere wool is soft, fine, and downy. It becomes even softer over time, especially when handled with care.
This men’s cashmere scarf from WY has enough thickness to keep you warm and protected during the frigid winter months. Its double-color design makes it easier for you to match it with your outfit for the day.
Cotton is the most common and versatile fabric derived from the widely cultivated cotton shrub. It is a durable, breathable, and easily washable fabric. There are various clothing materials made of cotton, including scarves.
Scarves may be made entirely of cotton or with a blend of cotton and other types of fabric. This particular scarf is 100% cotton but is made in a way to achieve the thickness, warmth, and luxurious feel of the animal fabrics such as cashmere.
Linen a textile praised for its durability, absorbency, and ability to dry faster than cotton. It is made from the fibers of the flax plant.
Known for its coolness, freshness, and breathability, linen is most suitable to wear in hot and humid weather. However, you can find scarves made out of this textile. This scarf from Exclusive Handcrafts is 100% linen – no additional natural or synthetic material. It is made from the high-quality 60-count linen yarn, resulting in a softer, breathable, but more durable scarf.
Silk is a natural protein fiber. Certain insects, such as crickets and moths, produce silk. However, the best-known commercial type of silk is produced by the larva or caterpillar of the mulberry silkmoth (Bombyx mori). The larval cocoons of the mulberry silkmoth are harvested and made into fine threads of silk. Around 2,000 to 3,000 cocoons are needed to make one pound of silk.
Natural silk can be shiny or matte in luster; it is soft, smooth and delicate to the touch. With proper care, silk will remain durable and should last you for many years.
This scarf from Cuddle Dreams is made of 100% brushed mulberry silk. The process of making this silk results in an incredibly soft, fluffy, cashmere-like texture that keeps you warm and cozy throughout the cold winter months.
Wool is obtained from the fleece of sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, angora from rabbits, qiviut from muskoxen, fur from bison and certain types of wool from camelids such as alpaca (mentioned earlier) and llama.
Wool is soft and lightweight, but it is also warm and very durable. It has a high resistance to water and fire. It is no wonder that some of the best scarves on the market are made of wool. This particular scarf from Riona is made of 100% high-quality Australian merino wool. It is soft yet super comfortable and has enough thickness to keep you warm on frigid winter days.