Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Love of Winter Scarves

I believe I may have a small problem with scarves my loves. These are just the ones above I wear on a regular basis. The two boxes on the right contains even more, and these aren't even the spring summer collection that's packed up right now. And at work this week the Mistress got a award and part of it was a $1500 shopping spree to the store. I already put back a stunnnnnning John Varvatos winter jacket, but since it's so sale and with my hand dandy discount, I still have more items to get and scarves might be one of them, although my co-workers are ready to send me to scarves anonymous." Hi, my name is the Mistress Borghese...And ...I have a small petite habit of ......collecting scarves!!!!!" And I have all kinds too,solid colors, stripes,plaids, fringed, tassel, and even two furs scarves, for my gayer days! I just think they really add to a outfit, and most men look hot and handsome wearing them too.Tell me why more men don’t take advantage of automatic sex appeal? Case in point.

Scarves are like dress shirts – every man can look good in one. So why don’t y’all wear them more often? Even if you live somewhere like Texas, there will be at least one opportunity for you to wear one during the year! European men wear them on a regular basis, but American men, not so much. And I say that as someone who grew up in a part of the US that saw at least 12 school snow days each year. The fact is, scarves make you look good. In fact, the right scarf can make the average man twice as hot. Seriously, you know I wouldn’t lie to you! The trick is wearing the right kind scarf – cos they don’t all have sex-appeal factor. The two ways I wear mine are

The European knot-

And the twice wrap-a-round, I call it. And this is one of my favorite scarves!!!

And here are some of the Mistress's tricks of the trade- and this isn't about penis size people!

Size Matters.

Long is good – if it’s too short you won’t be able to wrap it, and that’s where most of the sex appeal comes from. You want something you can wrap 2 or 3 times, and still have the ends able to reach somewhere close to tie-length.

Thickness Matters.

Get something with a bit of bulk, you don’t want something that looks like a roll of toilet paper. Mind, you don’t want to look like you’re wearing a neck brace, either, so don’t overdo it.

•Stripes and plaid work best.

Men look fantastic in a plain colored jacket, paired with a patterned scarf. Tartans look pretty good on most men, and stripes are practically guaranteed to look fantastic.

Colors are sexy.

A colorful scarf can really be charming. That said, you don’t need to have every color in the rainbow represented. Pick something with 2 or 3 colors, or 1 color with several shades. These tend to go with any kind of jacket you might have.

•Knots are sexiest.

Don’t ask me why, but the way a man ties his knot can really affect the overall look. Generally, a loose, fat knot just under the chin looks best. Alternatively, a firm knot that’s been wound several times can also look good, and can be worn at the chin or a bit further down.

•Proper placement.

If you’re wearing a jacket with lapels, a draped scarf should go under the lapels. If you’ve tied the scarf, they tend to look best tucked into the jacket, with a nice fat knot resting under the chin. If your scarf is a bit short, these look best tucked in, as well.

And the things I don't recommend are

.Paisleys. I don't know why but most men don't look right in them.
.Short scarves. If they are too short, they won't wrap around the right way and they look silly. It's as bad as seeing a man with a short tie he didn't do right.
.Loose woven yarn. It's just to much Free People looking, and the tassels shouldn't be longer than your palm of your hand.
.Extra long scarves. Those really long, colorful scarves with stripes, and go to your knees. Nope, they don't work and who wants to look like the original Doctor Who?

So go and make the Mistress happy by purchasing a scarf or wearing one today. And you know they come in handy in others ways too, wink,wink, Tootles!


  1. I have a few scarves...some short some long....and in fact my sister knitted me another scarf (and cap) for Christmas...I rarely wear scarves because I always thought they looked stupid on me. Maybe I need to reconsider. But I agree that the right scarf on the right man is hot!

  2. Fun (and funny) post, Mistress! Clearly you have style, flair and pizzazz. Congrats on the $1500 award/bonus too -- nice!

  3. Girl, do you think you have enough scarves? And how organized! I once dated a guy who had a really long scarf and he could have hung himself with it! He needs to read this! Great post!

  4. I love that striped scarf! Yea, I'd say you might have a problem there! And what else can you do with them......

  5. I am not a fan of wearing scarves, but I will say that living up North for over 20 years,….its almost a necessity for men to wear scarves. I just hate things around my neck.

  6. Scarves are great. Some guys may worry it makes them look a little too feminine but that’s just a preconception. I love wearing them, and you have alot! I also likes what's wearing them in the white!!!!!

  7. I think scarves can really make your outfit stylish. For this autumn I bought black leather-like jacket and white scarf with black lines, it looked great! Great and helpful post,loved it!

  8. I love when you do these wonderful fashion blogs girl! And you do have some beauties, I'll say!

  9. I totally agree with the whole scarf thing. I love them and have a few but not that many! I also the the shirts you have too. NICE!

  10. Scarves have become almost like affordable jewelry for the young and hip. They come in multiple patterns, colors, lengths, and encompass all of the necessary embellishments to add some fun to any outfit. I love getting up in the morning, getting dressed, and feeling like something just isn't right...then, adding one of the many scarves I own to complete my look--they always come in handy.

  11. Love this post Mistress! And you look so good, is that you! I sure wish I could get my husband to wear scarves!

  12. Wow, that´s really nice! Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial!! It looks great and you make it seem so easy!

    Off to try it myself!

  13. Well, I'll be joining you at the support group Mistress! I too love me some scarves, and lots of them!

  14. Great post Mistress! And believe me, now living out here in Minn. I will be getting lots of scarves! I still want your scarf though.

  15. I need my husband to tie it perfectly for me, but he always sends me out in a perfect scarf at this time of year.

  16. Oh, honey, you are just fabulous wearing all those those scarves I bet. Love them!

  17. Batina1/10/2011

    And just exacty what are those others things???????? You are so naughty!

  18. I bet your whole closet is lovely! I have way too many scarves also! But you do look good in them I must say!!!


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