A lightweight scarf makes for a seasonal change of pace with a spring jacketing like the linen safariana in the photo. The scarf was after all the predecessor to the cravat, and it is wearable by men who might think an ascot too affected. Like the cravat, the scarf suffices to fill the vee of a tieless neck, adding dust protection, a little warmth (lightweight scarves are designed not to add too much), and considerable style in the process.
There is more than one way to wear a scarf of course, as any walk around Milan will demonstrate. The ascot knot, Parisian knot and the simple once-around are every bit as applicable for the lightweight scarf as they are for their heavier relations.
When the sun shines and the temperature climbs above 55 degrees (13 degrees C) or thereabouts, try a lightweight scarf.
Visit the ASW store to see a new selection of lightweight scarves in blends of modal, linen, cotton and silk.