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CodeDecember 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: Rakish Scarf Edit

From houndstooth cashmere to paisley silk, these rakish scarfs will make for ideal gifts this winter season.

captionJean-Paul Belmondo displaying his scarf wearing credentials in 1962.

There’s something tantalisingly appealing about the marriage of houndstooth and cashmere. This number from Anderson & Sheppard is versatile in its ability to shift between formal and casual ensembles, and will look best when considerately paired with tonal garments. Mixing patterns is difficult, but this and the Prince of Wales overcoat will work together well and will be anchored by the simple cable knit by Luca Faloni. 

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A trifecta of navy always looks great. Cifonelli has long been heralded for its use of fine fabrics and this navy cashmere scarf is no exception. Wear it in a louche manner with a sharp pinstripe suit from the exemplary tailoring house, as well as an Edward Sexton tab collar shirt for an ‘I mean business’ look. 

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We salute whoever came up with the concept of paisley. It’s such an elegant, subtle and refined print which can appeal to anyone due to the expansive range of colours and tones it can cater to. It’s especially elegant when deep green, burgundy and purple come together, as demonstrated by Serà Fine Silk’s expression. Keep the tonal theme going on the weekend with an olive twin-track from Private White V.C. and brown fairbanks felt trilby from Lock & Co.

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Benedict Browne

Benedict is The Rake’s Editorial Associate. An admirer of vintage military clothing, British brands and white sneakers, he’s partial to a glass of proper scotch. Although, a pint of Guinness will suffice perfectly.

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