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This Christmas, keep warm Humphrey Bogart-style

Other peddlers of this iconic scarf? Liam Gallagher and Harry Styles.
IMAGE Burberry
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Holiday weather is in full swing, and men the world over are turning to the Burberry scarf to keep them toasty warm and in style. In the iconic house check (a plaid in the colors of camel, ivory, red, and black), the scarf is part of the British company’s legacy as makers of fine weather-ready apparel.

Burberry began pushing the boundaries of outerwear when it introduced gabardine, a water-resistant, breathable, and lightweight fabric. Later, when it was commissioned to create an officer's garb for contemporary warfare, it used the same material for the Tielocken coat, which you may recognize as the grandfather of trench coats.

Beyond warfare, the trench coat’s utility became widely popular, leading Burberry to inject a bit of authenticity to the outerwear. That lead to the development of the house check as the trademark lining for the camel trench coats.

Eventually, the pattern itself became famous, making its way to the fore on items such as the scarf, an accessory that has been worn by Humphrey Bogart and Steve McQueen, The Prince of Wales and Ronald Reagan, Liam Gallagher, and Harry Styles.

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Fans of the iconic accessory can now head to the Burberry Scarf Bar, which features the full range of classic and lightweight cashmere scarves in a selection of over 30 shades, adorned in the house’s heritage check. Each scarf is made in 200-year-old mills in the Scottish counties of Elgin and Ayr, utilizing 30 steps and woven on traditional looms—all hand-cut and hand-finished.

The fabric is washed in local spring water (the same used for the finest Scotch single malts) and gently brushed with teasels (a thorny bush flower) for a silken sheen and supple finish. The Scarf Bar also offers monogram services in the brand’s reworked Bodoni font so that you can wear a piece of history with your name on it.


The Burberry Scarf Bar is at Greenbelt 4, Makati City.

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May we introduce you to the tuxedo fold?

The Tuxedo Fold is a scarf knot with the swag of an ascot and the discreetness of a tie.

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Lay the scarf around your neck so both ends are even in the front.


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Bring one end over and under the other like a single knot.


Drape the front end over the back and adjust to your desired length. This style can be worn loose, but looks immaculate under a well-tailored coat.


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