There is something incredibly sexy about a man who can carry off a scarf and still look masculine. It's even better when he has the foresight and style know-how to choose one that has an element of rockstar, another element of being all-American, and that last little something that shows he knows what he's doing with accessories. And if he can do all that without coming across as a self-involved, pretentious fashionisto...well, girls...marry him. (!)
For many reasons, one of my very favorite menswear designers has always been John Varvatos. His clothes are beautifully tailored without ever being stuffy, perfectly detailed without ever being anything but completely masculine, and he uses a small color palette each season...so no print, pattern or hue is ever overwhelming or out-of-place. In addition (and relevant to this post) are his amazingly fantastic accessories. And scarves are one accessory that Varvatos simply hits out of the park.
And this one, the "Antique Printed Flag Scarf" is hands down, my most favorite. I am aware that it is also just under $300 (yikes), but you (or the lucky man you buy it for) will have it forever, it will only get better with age, and that iconic print is straight out of a rockstar's closet. The incredibly light-weight fabrication with very subtle fringe at the ends means it can be worn almost all year long. My favorite time of year for this would be early spring or late fall...think about it with a fitted t-shirt, really great jeans, a sleek leather jacket and rocker-y leather boots. Alternately, it can also easily be used to dress down a more formal fitted-pants-&-tuxedo-jacket look (and yes, for some reason Jon Bon Jovi on a red carpet is definitely in my head...!).
No matter how it's styled, this is worth the investment. I mean, if only because I told some hot girl to marry you...!