Friday, February 26, 2010

On the Street….Complicated….Not!, Florence

I love the look of this scarf knot and how the lines of the pattern emphasize the intricate technique.

Instead of describing how he did this knot…video!


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  1. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Wooowwww I like it, original ;-)

  2. Hannah

    February 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    the longer is stared at this image the more confused i became… thank heaven for video technology!

  3. Annabel

    February 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    x Petite Annabel

  4. SabinePsynopsis

    February 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    So clever, so easy…

  5. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    so nice and so easy!



  6. Style Scanner

    February 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    That's a superb idea, bet it's knot as easy as it looks though…!

  7. David M.

    February 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm


  8. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Hu, interesting ! Good idea, and thanks for sharing !

  9. Vanesa

    February 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Great blog Scott. You should come to Buenos Aires, Argentina to shoot style.

  10. caviardreams

    February 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    wow! so simple, i thought it would be more complex. this is fantastic, thx for the video

  11. burgundy lips

    February 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    haha, lovely!

  12. Meg

    February 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    the ol' pretzel…

  13. l´habitué

    February 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Scott!!!
    Want more videos like this!

  14. cayoeaoki

    February 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    yeahh.. i do the same!

  15. Erin

    February 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Not quite so original :) I saw someone with a scarf tied that way a few months ago and have been tying mine like that ever since! I love how elegant it looks and it's not a bulky as some other, more simple ways.

  16. M

    February 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    haha! Good to know, will try this for sure :)

  17. Austin

    February 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I've been experimenting with scarf knots myself but i like this way more than anything I have come up with.

  18. evalyn

    February 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Reminds me of the fancy knots men used to tie in their ascots. Not that I remember, but I've read about it.:)

  19. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Very smooth! Saw some scarves like that in soho at a shop called the meg cohen design shop- they have some really beautiful cashmere scarves similar to that one, with the v classic stitching, as well as fingerless gloves that are so soft! x

  20. Lisa

    February 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Had to stand backwards in the mirror to do it. Now can walk out with confidence :)

  21. San

    February 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Cool. Sooooo, stylish, will try it tomorrow.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Nice knot.I love it. i only have to wait until next winter to use it.

  23. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    That's how i always wear my scarves…since I was ten!

  24. Barbora

    February 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    So coool!
    "fashionably tasteful.have a bite"

  25. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Love it! Love the tutorial! Love you!

  26. Siena

    February 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    That's one fine suit there…

  27. Santino

    February 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    The process may not be complicated, but the look is overly complicated. It's such a simple scarf, but, tied thus, it weighs too much.

  28. oliwka

    February 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    it's too hard :D

  29. dmlittle

    February 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Nice. How about allowing us to download the clip for future reference? Thx.

  30. Isabel G.

    February 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    So cool! :) I liked it.

  31. The Photo Huntress

    February 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    So French…

  32. francoisdujardyn

    February 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Superbe !

  33. oliwka

    February 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    it's too hard :D

  34. Nadine2point0

    February 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    That is….so very cool. Thanks for the video instruction on the knot. I will be using it right away WITHOUT getting all tied up!

  35. Eva

    February 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm


  36. Vislav

    February 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    That's really nice video. It is the first time I can see such a knot used by another person.
    I've been using this knot, since December last year. That was my own invention in the use of nautical knot – polish name is "wyblinka".
    World is small :)

    regards Vislav

  37. CarolinaVK

    February 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Love it!

  38. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE It. Now why didn't I think of that?

  39. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I have seen that knot one people in the past and have always wondered how do it. It's So elegant and interesting. Thank you Sartorialist!

  40. Judith Ross

    February 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    That's a keeper. Maybe I'll even forward it to my son. Thanks!

  41. Susan

    February 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    love it! I had to watch the video a few times before I got it right :)

  42. Paula

    February 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I learned how to do this know while in Morocco! I bought a hand woven scarf at a local market and the man who made it taught me how to do it! So cool :)

  43. Christina Barrera

    February 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I love a good detail that brings attention to something simple.

    Christina Barrera

  44. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    This is called "pretzel"

  45. Jens

    February 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    It´s is a constrictor knot. Used to tien of bags etc. on boats. But this is a nice way to use it.

  46. Lucie

    February 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I love this knot too… I have been wearing it for about a year now, after seeing it on a blog (i don't remember which one unfortunately), but nobody ever took a picture of me in the street because of it :)

  47. mk2enthusiast

    February 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    The video content is fantastic, and the scarf is equally impressive. I love the colors, and I love your blog!

  48. Garry A

    February 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Awesome! I just practiced the technique. Going to class today with this knot!

  49. gene doe

    February 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    i like that even though it's knotted, it sits beautifully on him and doesn't appear too bulky.

  50. Monika

    February 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Its so easy :)

  51. superlinh

    February 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    love it! :)

  52. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Very interesting, but it does look like he attempted to loop the scarf but just couldn't get the hang of it…. Looks good though.

  53. Paolo Convertito Blasio

    February 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    ahhh thanks for the guide..

  54. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I like it and will practice until I can do it. Btw I love your blog, its fantastic! greetings from Peru!

  55. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I like it and will practice until I can do it. Btw I love your blog, its fantastic! greetings from Peru!

  56. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I do my scarf the same way! It looks so much better with a striped two-tone scarf though. Escher would be proud.

  57. Matt

    February 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Cool video Sart. Dumb jokes are great for Fridays– CHEERS!

  58. Alexej

    February 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Now THAT is a great knot.Works great with bigger scarves too,just tried it.

    Thank you!

  59. Ryan Christopher

    February 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    the sartorialist does video… I love it (the scarf is a fresh idea to me as well)

  60. DY

    February 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Haha, It might not be complicated but I can't seem to keep my eye on the knot's twist & turns…

    I'm definitely going to have to save this for next season though as it's already starting to warm up here in Austin.

    Dig the knot.

  61. Kathleen

    February 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Very cool way to wear the scarf, I love it. Going to give it a whirl this evening. He's wearing some of my favorite nearly non-color colors. Would love to see the face, but I guess you'll keep us all in suspense. Being from Florence, I'm sure he is easy on the eyes!

  62. babelux

    February 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I love it! great idea.

  63. Smilla

    February 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for the video. Now it's just a matter of practice…

  64. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Very innovative! What's equally amazing is how observant you are, Scott. I probably wouldn't have noticed the knot if I had walked by this person.

  65. tina

    February 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    love it!
    funny enough, i was researching just yesterday the tracht, a historical festive dress from where i come from (south tyrol) and found exactly this scarf technique (on women though). very nice!

  66. *gemmifer*

    February 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have seen a few people with their scarves tied this way and had wondered how to do it myself.

  67. guesswhatijustshotabear

    February 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    that is one hell of a not. Awesome but you are right, the is the right scarf to do it. With those thin lines, it really works.

  68. modepersonnel(le)

    February 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oooh I can't do it !!)

  69. Haley

    February 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Just rearranged my scarf. Awesome.


  70. Dancing Branflake

    February 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Sigh. Ties and knots- the Europeans just do them better.


    February 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    ACK!! This is pure genius. Thank you!

  72. [email protected]

    February 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    looks great, thnx!

  73. 1spartist

    February 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you

  74. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    WOW! I'm feeling so stylish right now because I've been using this double loop knot for quite a while. I love it and looks quite nice even with single colour scarves.

  75. andrea nina

    February 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    outstanding! just tried it at home. will be wearing this style tomorrow night.

  76. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Never mind the knot and the tying — though these show off the patterna and color of the scarf to perfection — it's all about the pun in the title. LOL ;-}

  77. Sarah (Buzz)

    February 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Really interesting way to tie a scarf…nice :)

  78. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    ha one of my friends taught me how to "tie" my scarf exactly like this and I do it all the time!

  79. Patrick C.

    February 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Years ago, Bill Cunningham devoted a whole montage to men on the street wearing scarves folded in half then the ends pulled through at the middle. The rest of that winter all the dapper circle seemed to wear them that way (that is, unless I hadn't noticed before). This will certainly be MY 2010 update! As Bill always says, "just MARVELOUS…"


    February 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Very original! Nothing I like more than originality! Good stuff.

  81. grizzlesnort

    February 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    thank you.

  82. Claire

    February 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    a random stumble onto the QVC channel taught me how to do this like 2 years ago, been doing so ever since

  83. Courtney

    February 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you so much for the video! I love it!

  84. BobKentNoVa

    February 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    As an old Eagle Scout, I always love learning a new knot.

  85. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I used to work in high-end retail and believe it or not but this knot would "sell" a coat (big ticket item!) 80% of the time!

  86. Dusk.Rose

    February 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    me likiee :9

  87. Ozwald Boateng

    February 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    A very elegant touch. I love the choice of colour.

    Check out fashion designer Ozwald Boateng's blog:

  88. Mrs. Johnson

    February 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for the video. I plan to try this out as soon as possible. The Vancouver weather this week is begging for a nice warm scarf!

  89. Davidikus

    February 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Very nice! I need to learn his new knot for my scarves.

  90. Mrs. Johnson

    February 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for the video! I plan to try this out as soon as possible – the Vancouver weather this week is begging for a nice warm scarf…

  91. Brummagem Joe

    February 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    In winter the scarf is man's main outdoor expression of Sprezz….an nice addition to the repertoire.

  92. Brigadeiro

    February 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Ah! My sister had showed me this 'technique', and I had forgotten how to do it! Looks so brilliant with the stripes!

  93. Samuel

    February 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    This is definitely how I will be knotting my scarf from now on. So classy and fresh

  94. Nancy

    February 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Love, love, love the scarf, love the knot, love the video!

  95. imogen

    February 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I love this knot, I use it all the time come winter, and am often asked how I did it. Looks great with any scarf, and is superbly warm with a big pashmina.

    It's actually really easy…I use a slightly different method, but however you do it, it only takes a couple of goes to get the trick & then you'll never forget!

  96. Caddy

    February 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    COOL!!!!! Plus it looks quite elegant!

  97. anonymommy

    February 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Knot, cool.
    Video, brilliant.

  98. katieLove1

    February 26, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    love that scarf knot. I already tried it out today. its so interesting. thanks so much for the videov :]

  99. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I learned this knot from a woman in Breckenridge CO a few years ago. I use it all the time and get compliments on it every time I wear it.

  100. Christine

    February 27, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Thank you so much for this video! I just did it myself and I love it, but without the video I never would have figured out how he did it!

  101. Louise

    February 27, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I've been tying my scarf this way for years. I learned it from a boutique owner in Tucson.

  102. ISH

    February 27, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Lovely! Haha thanks for sharing these small tips and tricks.

    I´m embedding this on my blog aswell.


  103. marymarou

    February 27, 2010 at 4:29 am

    fantastic! needs a long scarf… got to find one.. :)

  104. Deb

    February 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

    It's times like these when I don't mind if Winter lingers longer;) Merci.

    Now out to find some new patterned scarves. . .

  105. eff

    February 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

    And yes, thank heavens for the video… I was about to search all over Youtube for an instructional, myself!

  106. Emma

    February 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

    This is such a cool way to tie a scarf!!!! Eyeryone has their own ways of tying scarfs but this one is just really easy and so nice looking. Scarfs are soo in right now in Paris too!!

  107. Jacqueline

    February 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Great knot and the tutorial was very helpful! I love the detailing on his scarf. xo

  108. Konstantin

    February 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Amazing sync. I've filtered through plenty of knots one week ago, and have chosen this one to add to my basic one for going out. I'm using it right about three-four days. I'm really shocked…

  109. Hussam Zain

    February 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Awesome :)

  110. Ryfka

    February 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I t(r)ied it and I love it :)

  111. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    HA! I've been doing this knot myself for a while now. Funny how some people that have never met think alike. Thumbs up for the knot :)

  112. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing the technique.

  113. The Wandering StarDust

    February 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I just tried it and I love it!! Thanks for sharing the video.

  114. Charlotte

    February 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    now there's something that i can incorporate into my wardrobe – it's free!

  115. Caroline

    February 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I work in retail and am forever having to teach people this way of tying scarves… I know it as the "bella knot," from Italy. Love this post!

  116. gtorosyan03

    February 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    What an amazing know. The beauty is also in the scarf, this knot works better with a multi colored scarf.

  117. Anonymous

    February 27, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Putting this on video was genius.



    February 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I saw this last night and absolutely had to try it today with a lightweight scarf (it's already about 70 degrees here in Texas). I couldn't get the video to work on my computer for whatever reason, and it wasn't coming in very clear on my phone, but I figured it out on my own after about ten tries. I love it. I'd love more scarf tutorials!

  119. Mary

    February 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I've been wearing scarves like this for awhile! I love how it looks woven but is so easy to knot =)

  120. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 2:08 am

    i love how he straightens his coat at the very end after the demo
    that's the stylish touch

  121. fabio

    February 28, 2010 at 3:45 am


  122. Sonia

    February 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I know howw to do it from my mother long ago, it's really so easy yet timeless.

  123. anacarlos

    February 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm


  124. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm


  125. Raimon

    February 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Perfect! It's very cool!!!!!

  126. Gabriela Berriel

    February 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    The video is genius. Will try.

  127. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I LOVE the title – great play on words there! xxo

  128. JP

    February 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    HOLY Crap!! That's an amazing i need a step by step guide though

  129. Jin

    February 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I just tried it, and it's so easy but looks so intricate! Any chance you have a picture of his full outfit?

  130. U-NI-TY

    March 1, 2010 at 5:48 am

    This style is great!

    If you want and if you possess an, you can freely download the application U-NI-TY Paris, and discover in live on friday 5th of march the catwalk for the first U-N-TY woman's collection.

    Have a nice sunny day!

  131. amy

    March 1, 2010 at 7:52 am

    GREAT IDEA to show the video – would make a great series!

  132. xaevon

    March 1, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Scott,that's the dopest knot I've seen…you just don't see this in the south, thanks for sharing!

  133. Devi

    March 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I love it and it seems easy, although I'm still trying to figure it out. Hope my boss doesn't walk by my office since I've been trying for the past few minutes…

  134. Devi

    March 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Finally got it. It's so easy (once you figure it out!). Thank you

  135. Anonymous

    March 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Works like a charm! Great for a thin woman's scarf too.

  136. Anonymous

    March 2, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Thanks for posting the video…it was really helpful! I wore my scarf like this on Sunday…easy to do and looked great! This might be my new favorite way to wear scarves :)


  137. Smaug

    March 2, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Learned and used!
    Very nice

  138. AnAzevedo

    March 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Just tried it in pink :-) and it looks great, very easy, and now all my female colleagues want the same knot… in a single minute passed from having a "original knot" to a "everybody Knows this knot"…

  139. nomi

    March 2, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I LOVE scarves, and to give them just the right volume/length proportions, I've been using that knot for ages! Sometimes I choose to wear it half over my shoulder though, it just distributes itself better than a traditional knot. good to see it's now officially approved ;)

  140. FiL

    March 2, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Awww Excellent :)


  141. drone

    March 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    <3 it

  142. Lily

    March 3, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The video was absolutely amazing. After two failed tries, I got it on the third, and I squealed for a good ten minutes over how amazing and unique this knot is.

  143. Happy Snow

    March 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    This knot was made very popular by the Korean TV serial "Winter Sonata".

  144. Gezbez77

    March 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    SO FUN! i will try this tomorrow… thank youuuu!

  145. CiscaKid

    March 4, 2010 at 4:30 am

    This is so cool. It's still warm weather in Australia but I'm walking around my house wearing a scarf with this cool knot! Thanks for the video.

  146. Charliviry

    March 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I've showed the knot to people since Georgina Von Estorff showed me and my friend Veronica about OMG more than twelve years now uff time flies :) i'm glad you showed it so I can tell people to watch the video and stop asking me how do you do it? it is very easy people c'mon :D

  147. Renato Paschoaleto

    March 6, 2010 at 7:43 am


  148. Lectrice

    March 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Merci merci merci !!
    porteuse avide d'Ă©charpe, je ne connaissais pas ce noeud, idĂ©al pour les longeurs…. Merci !

  149. Maio

    March 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Princess Letizia from Spain wears this knot!

    It's a royal example of style! ;)

  150. Andrée-Anne

    March 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I did this knot with a blue pashmina and all my friends were intrigued…
    They all asked me how to do it!

    Props to the video.

    Ingenious touch.

  151. Anonymous

    April 1, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Got it.Thanks

  152. Charles Chan

    April 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Fantastic. Have started knotting my scarf like this, and I love it. Thanks for sharing. Charles from Sydney

  153. Anya Tika

    April 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you for helping to alleviate the world of it's ugly scarf knot tying skills!

  154. enterrement vie de garcon

    April 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I like scarf, the way he wear it is SO COOL.

  155. chippendales

    May 20, 2010 at 5:40 am

    i love it so smart

  156. Molly

    June 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial. I linked to this post today because that knot is super cool.

  157. Pairwa Handmade Scarves

    August 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Great style! I did this knot with my scarf and it's looking stylish.

  158. socialraf

    January 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I like it, I really like this style.

  159. Florencia

    February 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for teaching me!

  160. Simon

    October 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I’ve used this knot since learning it from this post. Except during the summer, when I then *forget* how to tie the knot, ensuring that I return to this post to re-learn it!

    Thank you.

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