As promised last week – when we introduced our latest collaboration, the PS square scarf – here are some step-by-step guides to wearing it. 

All images can be enlarged by clicking on them. 

The scarves are available to buy, in navy and natural, on the Begg & Co site here. Begg is still offering free shipping. 

Single wraparound

First, the easiest and probably most versatile option: winding the scarf around once, and tying with a simple over-and-under.   

1. Fold in half


Place on the neck


Cross the ends over  


Loop the bottom end over the top


5. Tie loosely


6. Tuck in the ends and the point at the back


7. Done (maybe fiddle with a bit in the mirror)


Double wraparound

The second option is to wrap the scarf around twice, which creates a thicker band and is therefore warmer and more insulating. 

1. Wrap around with point to one side


2. Tie at the side with a simple knot


3. Tuck the knot in. (A bit too cowboy if it sticks out.)


4. Particularly nice for filling in an upturned collar


Other options

Among other options are wrapping the scarf around once, but letting the ends hang free. The only disadvantage to this is that the scarf can work loose during the day. 

A small ring can also be used to push the two ends through, holding and even decorating the finished look. The size of the ring must be precise, however.

I also find that the scarf works well under a polo-collar sweater, like the John Smedley Dartmoor that we developed (below). It helps keep the collar up under a tailored jacket, and cover the T-shirt underneath.

Scarves available to buy here. They cost £175, with free worldwide shipping.

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Photos: Jamie Ferguson @jkf_man. Except bottom image: Skoaktiebolaget

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Hi Simon

Can I ask where the blue jumper you’re wearing in the first photo is from?



Hi Simon
I am a great fan of neckerchiefs and would very much liked to have purchased both options but, the price is rather steep for even one! I appreciate the quality, even on the web, as being ultra thin and large but, as an accessory a little out of my budget. Having said that at a run of only 50 ish in each colour wave it seems apparent that even Beggs are not expecting a rush on them. Appreciate you only deal with high-end so thanks for sharing.


Hi Simon,
I love your blog and have been an avid reader for years. There’s much talk about content marketing in the press these days. Can you say a few words about how you choose your commercial collaborators? Do you receive any form for compensation or discount when you write about different brands/artisans? Thanks


Just took delivery of a navy scarf (yes, I’m conservative in style).
It is of the most refined and comfortable material I’ve ever seen. At a price, but top quality.

David Craggs

Like Aleg, I’ve also taken delivery of the blue and am knocked out by the quality and style (I also bought a beautiful scarf whilst shopping – you should ask them for your cut on that too).
I’ve long sported a neckerchief but have constantly had compromise with incorrect sizing/design. This one is bang on and the cloth is beautiful.
I would strongly suggest that Begg introduce them into their catalogue and add an indigo blue with a heritage spot.


On a slightly related note: I have another Begg scarf made of this very same thin cashmere. Unfortunately, it came in contact with the burdock on the strap of my cycle helmet (stupid of me, I know) and the scarf is now a bit roughened. Is there a good way to treat this before it becomes worse (not through the burdock anymore, however)?

Thanks beforehand.


Unrelated to this blogpost: Can you recommend (are there any) bespoke tailors outside London? I’m based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Many thanks.


Never thought I’d say this, but I could actually see myself using a scarf like this. I’m not a massive fan of thick winter scarfs (it doesn’t really get that cold in the UK) and I can see these wraparounds doing what I need – providing a bit of extra weather protection without too much volume.

I have to ask though, is there anything out there which is not top of the range like Begg? something at an entry level would do, seeing as I might not like it in the end and it could end up in a drawer for the rest of it’s life.



Tom, here is a more affordable option. I am from Wyoming, in the U.S., where people wear silk neckerchiefs much of the year, particularly those who work outside. American westerners can be very tacky in their style, but there are understated options.
I got such a kick seeing Simon produce and wear a neckerchief. I had no idea they were worn outside of the American west!
I apologize if posting this link is inappropriate, but I thought it would be helpful.


Can I wear my navy PS scarf with a navy JSround neck with a shirt underneath or just with a t-shirt underneath?


I am trying to buy a sweater like the shetland you are wearing in these fotos. I understand it is from A&S, but they offer three different browns. Is yours called LT Brown? Thank you very much


Is the color called now Moss Brown?


Why don’t you use here the same method as the one you described in your how to wear a silk scarf article? (I’m referring in particular to the first step where you fold both corners down the center and repeat so as to get a narrow strip)


Do you ever wear it with a shirt (in which case, inside the collar or out?), and do you wash it after every wear or two? Thanks


Does the scarf match with a shirt, suit and coat – outfit?
Kind regards


Hi Simon,

I usually find myself avoiding crew neck sweaters; without something like a shirt collar to frame the neck it always looks abrupt and rather ‘incomplete’ to my eye.

I think a neck scarf would be a very elegant – and relatively unusual – way of achieving the same effect without having to layer a shirt underneath, so thank you for that piece of inspiration!

So, a question about size… This scarf is 70 cm squared, but on the current Begg & Co website there is a smaller version measuring 50 cm.

Were you aware of a smaller version and if so, do you think that’s substantial enough to tie around the neck in the ways you’ve described?