That's a wrap: Scarves

To help you beat the freeze in style, we handpick a selection of scarves that are made from the softest materials.
That's a wrap: Scarves
It feels like this winter is never-ending, and we're yet to reach groundhog day. Even Algeria can attest to this with the country experiencing snowfall on the red dunes of the Sahara Desert. There are some extraordinary and beautiful pictures of an ice blanket covering the sands of Ain Sefra - the town known as The Gateway to the Desert. To protect you from the increasingly volatile elements, there is one underrated accoutrement that should have pride of place in abundance in your wardrobe and that is the scarf. It can be such just a vital and important component to any outfit. Wearing a scarf can uplift a look from simple to elegant, from plain to polished, whilst remaining utterly timeless in its own right. The scarf can come in a few different guises, but whatever its nature of design, The Rake takes great pleasure in offering a selection from some of the leading names in menswear.
Lt-col Digby Willoughby (Photo by Chris Barham/Daily Mail/REX Shutterstock (1026149a)
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Gabin, 1962.
Gunter Sachs, 1972
John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn walk with their dog in New York City, 1997 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison via Getty)
Bob Dylan, 1966
David Niven and Cary Grant in The Bishops Wife, 1947. Photo by RKO / Album and courtesy of Alamy.
Named after the Scottish Lowland town of Paisley, where it was first designed the pattern’s elegant, subtle and refined appeal has seen its range of popularity stretch from royalty to radicals. Especially elegant when deep green, burgundy and purple come together - as demonstrated by Serà Fine Silk’s and Fumagalli 1891’s collection; both are well-acquainted with silk mecca, Como.
King Farouk of Egypt on winter vacation in St. Moritz. Switzerland. Photograph. About 1930. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)
German film maker, photographer and socialite, Gunter Sachs (1932-2011) pictured with his wife, Swedish model Mirja Larsson as they walk down a snow covered street in St Moritz, Switzerland on 22nd February 1971. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Layering extensively with neck-engulfing apparel, might leave you a little weighed down. If you’re covered in that area, but fancy something light, delicate and refined, you could turn your attention to a wispy linen scarf from Fumagalli 1891, whilst for lightweight and decorative iterations, fellow Italians Cordone 1956 and Vestrucci are the artisans to consider.
Peter Beard, Kanye West and his friend Alexis at Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2008-2009 show in Paris (Photo by Serge BENHAMOU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Karl-Edwin Guerre (Photo by Rikesh Chauhan)
(Photo by Rikesh Chauhan)
Andy Poupart (Photo by Rikesh Chauhan)
Peter Zottolo (Photo by Rikesh Chauhan)
Finally, One of the most ubiquitous items in a man's wardrobe, the Black Watch tartan scarf in 100% cashmere is a classic. Anderson & Sheppard have always offered an unparalleled array of extraordinary fabrics in their items, with this scarf especially benefiting the best cashmere.