Words by Mr Chris Elvidge
The scarf, a simple rectangle of wool, cashmere or silk, is truly a marriage of form and function. If you're in any doubt, seek out a few archival images of WWI US fighter pilots, whose reasons for wearing scarves were entirely practical, but who nevertheless managed to look exceptionally stylish in doing so.
The concerns of the modern man may have moved on from scanning the skies in an open cockpit, but the scarf remains a winter essential, with style to boot. With that in mind, we've created our definitive edit. Click through to see five of our favourites, styled for any occasion.