How To Wear It

We challenged four stylish men attending the January 2015 edition of the ultimate menswear show, Pitti Uomo in Florence, to reveal how they will be wearing their favourite Begg & Co scarf

1. Yasuto Kamoshita
Creative Director at United Arrows 

YASUTO KAMOSHITA, Creative Director at United Arrows in Japan, wearing Kishorn Box Check Scarf in Khaki Mix. Available from AW15. YASUTO KAMOSHITA, Creative Director at United Arrows in Japan, wearing Kishorn Box Check Scarf in Khaki Mix.
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Which accessory can take any menswear look from run-of-the-mill to runway-worthy?
For autumn/winter a scarf and its colour is very important as well as a neutral handbag of any style to coordinate with clothing. For me it is the quality of the accessory that is most important. I like simple, subtle accessories; nothing too showy!

How would you describe your day-to-day style?
A jacket is always incorporated in my look- whether it’s a casual or dress jacket. A key piece for me is a neatly tailored jacket.

What trends did you see coming through at this season’s Pitti Uomo that you can’t wait to see men wearing?
Updated classics with a twist. I'm always looking for something new and unique nothing too classic or boring. What always stands out for me is the craftsmanship, branding identity and quality of a product.

Whether you’re working away or holidaying- what item never gets left out of your suitcase?
A jacket or my music speakers.

Who is your timeless style icon?
There are always so many! At the moment my style reflects that of English painter David Hockney.

How did you wear your Begg & Co scarf in these pictures we took on our Pitti stand… what would be the ideal outfit to wear it with?
As colour is very important to my look I chose this scarf to match my suit and tied it in a way that would show off the design. The balance of colour and volume is key.

For formal wear I would match this scarf with a traditional tweed like flannel suit. I think it would look best with a countryside style rather than a city modern vibe. For a more casual look I would wear it with an MA1 military jacket to create a dapper vintage look.  In general, when I wear a scarf I like to have it fitted to keep warm, so normally wrapped around and then tucked neatly in place. I wear it either over or inside a jacket depending on how the style and design of the scarf works with my outfit.

 

2. JAEYOUNG KANG
Managing Director of Unipair

JAEYOUNG KANG Managing Director of Unipair  wearing Wispy Hanover Scarf in Burgundy. Available online Now. JAEYOUNG KANG, Managing Director of Unipair in South Korea, wearing Wispy Hanover Scarf in Burgundy.
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Which accessory can take any menswear look from run-of-the-mill to runway-worthy?
My style is classic and simple so I like to use ties, scarves and handkerchiefs with a little bit of colour to make my look a little more interesting.

How would you describe your day-to-day style?
For formal wear a classic suit, either in solid navy or navy pinstripe, and for casual wear I like the vintage American military look featuring key items such as Levi’s 501 and leather jackets. I tend to stick to classic looks, basically I don’t try many different things.

What trends did you see coming through at this season’s Pitti Uomo that you can’t wait to see men wearing?
Shoes that are slightly dressier than the country styles that were big last year.

Whether you’re working away or holidaying- what item never gets left out of your suitcase?
Navy blazer as it goes with everything and is transeasonal.

Who is your timeless style icon?
There is not one specific person but more an era; circa 1930.

How did you wear your Begg & Co scarf in these pictures we took on our Pitti stand… what would be the ideal outfit to wear it with?
With a grey flannel suit, plain would be perfect as the scarf would work as a colour accent.
A very fine light scarf worn with a suit and either tied as shown in the picture or worn open underneath a jacket to add an extra layer.

 

3. Simon Crompton
Founder of Permanent Style blog

Simon Crompton Founder of Permanent Style wearing Arran Semi Reversible Scarf in White Silver.  Available online now. SIMON CROMPTON,  Founder of Permanent Style, wearing Arran Semi Reversible Scarf in White Silver.
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Which accessory can take any menswear look from run-of-the-mill to runway-worthy?
A lapel pin put through the button hole of a suit.

How would you describe your day-to-day style?
Classic English dress with emphasise on subtle colours and fits.

What trends did you see coming through at this season’s Pitti Uomo that you can’t wait to see men wearing?
Some really nice leather goods from Troubadour and Bole.

Whether you’re working away or holidaying- what item never gets left out of your suitcase?
My alligator skin glasses case.

Who is your timeless style icon?
Bruce Boyer (style journalist and former fashion editor of GQ and Esquire).

How did you wear your Begg & Co scarf in these pictures we took on our Pitti stand… what would be the ideal outfit to wear it with?
Tied in a simple up and over knot and worn with a suit.

 

4. Jonathan Kaiser
Men's Accessories & Furnishings Buyer at Bergdorf Goodman

Jonathan Kaiser Men’s Accessories & Furnishings Buyer at Bergdorf Goodman wearing Nuance Cashmere Scarf in Oxide.  Available online now. JONATHAN KAISER, Men’s Accessories & Furnishings Buyer at Bergdorf Goodman in the United States, wearing Nuance Cashmere Scarf in Oxide.
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Which accessory can take any menswear look from run-of-the-mill to runway-worthy?
A scarf of course.

How would you describe your day-to-day style?
My style tends to be more classic and reserved, but I like to play with style, fit and colour.

What trends did you see coming through at this season’s Pitti Uomo that you can’t wait to see men wearing?
There seemed to be more colour this season in both Accessories and Ready-To-Wear which is exciting. I am also a big fan of the oversized statement outerwear trend which seems to be going strong for Fall 2015.

Which collection at Pitti Uomo was your favourite?
Besides Begg & Co. (I thought the red Nuance scarf was one of the best accessories at the show), I thought Cucinelli looked fantastic. I appreciated the evolution of their colour scheme and styling this season.

Whether you’re working away or holidaying- what item never gets left out of your suitcase?
A great solid colour cashmere sweater, usually crewneck or turtleneck in the colder months.

Who is your timeless style icon?
The Duke of Windsor

How did you wear your Begg & Co scarf in these pictures we took on our Pitti stand… what would be the ideal outfit to wear it with?
Coincidentally, the outfit I was wearing paired well with the Begg & Co. scarf, but I hope to wear it again with medium blue jeans and a navy sweater.