How to Wear a Scarf and Topcoat

Scarves and topcoats are popular articles of clothing during the winter. Men can look their best even when the temperature drops. Here's what you need to know about wearing scarves and topcoats.

How to Wear a Scarf

Before heading out to take on a chilly winter day, it's a good idea to wear a scarf. There is a right way to wear men's scarfs to make a bold fashion statement:

  • Fold the scarf in half along its width
  • Using the closed end of the scarf, drape it around the neck
  • Using the open ends of the scarf, pull the scarf through the closed-end
  • Secure the scarf around the neck by tightening it using the ends of the scarf
  • Adjust the scarf for comfort

Choosing the Best Men's Scarf

There are a lot of different types and styles of scarfs, so choosing only one can become a challenge.


When choosing a scarf, choose a material that's suited for the current season. During the winter, fleece, wool, cotton, and similar fabrics are great for winter because they keep in body heat.

Don't Mix Patterns

Never mix patterns. Mixing patterns gives a "busy" look, and men should avoid that. Choose a solid color for the scarf using the pattern that's being worn. For example, if a pattern includes dark shades of blue and black, choose a scarf that matches one of those colors. A man wearing solid colors can take their fashion statement to the next level by wearing a scarf that features different patterns, such as a:

  • Vertical knit scarf
  • Tartan scarf
  • Tweed check scarf
  • Plaid scarf

There are a variety of other scarfs available, so choose one that is suitable for the occasion.

Step Outside the Box

Don't be afraid to be creative and step outside the box with your attire. Experiment with different colors and patterns. There are many different looks a man can create, as long as they remember to avoid mixing patterns!

Choosing the Perfect Men's Topcoat

Wearing a topcoat doesn't have to be boring. The topcoat is the missing piece that completes an elegant winter look. Topcoats and overcoats are not the same. A topcoat is a lightweight coat that is shorter than an overcoat. Topcoats end above the knee or at the knee while overcoats end past the knee. An overcoat is what men wear on top of their other clothing, and it protects them from the cold weather elements.


The good thing about topcoats is their versatility. A top coat pairs well with both business and casual attire. Men can add a vest, jacket, or cardigan to give themselves a chic, more unique approach to their winter style. Don't be afraid to add a pop of color to the ensemble.

Adding Textures and Patterns

Men's topcoats are available in different materials and patterns, but wool is the primary fabric choice for a topcoat. Getting a topcoat that has a pronounced or detailed collar adds flair to a winter look.

The Fit

Pay attention to how the topcoat fits. A coat that's too snug can restrict the range of motion because it's too small and can't accommodate the layer of clothing underneath. A top coat that is too large provides a boxy appearance that makes the rest of the outfit irrelevant.

Whether you're looking for a topcoat, scarf, outerwear, or accessories to complete your winter attire, Tip Top has what you need. We have a no-hassle return policy to ensure you enjoy your shopping experience. Come and shop with us today!

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