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The 10 best scarves

In these cold winter months, don't go out without a wrap to keep away the chill. Here are some stylish options for men and women

(1) Gant

This heavy-gauge knit fisherman scarf is just the ticket for blokes who particularly feel it when the cold weather bites. It has a triple chevron-weave pattern, ribbed ends and a discreet brand label. Blue with a white pattern, it's understated and sophisticated.

£70, johnlewis.com

(2) White Company

This dark grey scarf feels really lovely on the skin and it looks good too. With a gorgeous loose weave of fine wool and silk, it's lightweight, comfortable and warm, whilst the gauzy sheer texture gives it a linen look that makes it relaxed and modern, but elegant.

£45, thewhitecompany.com

(3) French Connection

This timeless and classy woven scarf is designed in classic winter check. It's both old-school and contemporary at the same time, so works as a pressie for men of all ages.

£30, frenchconnection.com

(4) White Stuff

The new colourful fish-print scarf with tasselled edging will brighten up any outfit and feels lovely and soft. Great for a casual look.

£19.95, whitestuff.com

(5) Fat Face

It's all about checks and stripes in Fat Face's collection of winter scarves this year and they have some corkers for both a casual or smarter look. This multi-stripe one has fabulous colouring and will look particularly good paired with a cable knit jumper.

£20, fatface.com

(6) Phase Eight

Snoods are easy to wear and this elegant fake fur number dresses up a coat for an evening out. It's cosy too.

£24.50, phase-eight.co.uk

(7) Superdry

Superdry has reported a huge increase in sales this year and this scarf is typical of its classic style – designed but not designer, sporty but not technical. Blokes will like the chunky knit design

£34.99, superdry.com

(8) This Way to Heaven

If you want to make a statement, these superfine cotton scarves featuring limited edition artwork stand out and are super versatile; they can be worn as a scarf then a wrap, sarong or dress if you're jetting on for winter sun. This one, entitled Spiral Sun, is by Sir Terence Frost, an acclaimed English artist known for his abstracts.

£150, thiswaytoheaven.com

(9) M&S North Coast

This rusty shade works a treat with a range of colours and it is particularly good quality for the price. It's a classic style that can be worn by men, both young and old, making it a safe gift this Christmas.

£19.50, marksandspencer.com

(10) Boden Fair Isle Scarf

This modern twist on a Scottish traditional pattern comes in lovely colours set against either a light silver grey or bright and cheery aqua. It's really comfortable, as well as being durable and there are matching gloves and a hat, all of which are currently on special offer.

£31.20, boden.co.uk