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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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.


(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


(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.


(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.


(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.


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