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By Heidi Quill and Faye Fearon

With a brisk few months ahead, it’s about time you invested in a quality scarf. From crochet knits to smart silk, our pick of the best scarves for men will add a stylish finishing flourish to any cold-weather look

Yes, it still feels a little early for scarves. But then it also feels like only yesterday we were frolicking in the sunshine, peaking over a pair of Ray-Bans and covering our sun-bleached hairstyles with a cap. Sad though we are to have the summer larks behind us, there is a stylish upside. The months ahead provide ample opportunity to flex your fashion flair in layer upon layer upon layer. And the accessory that’ll have most impact draped over the top of it all? A scarf.

Once you’ve invested in your go-to jeans, winter coat and chosen knitwear for the season, quality men’s scarves should be your next port of call. Not only will they keep the chill from your neck and keep you snug, but scarves offer a unique opportunity to add some subtle, high-fashion flair to your winter look, be it the standout crochet designs or all-over logo-embellished takes by Gucci and Balenciaga. Alternatively, a classic cashmere or silk scarf will be a pillar in any more sartorially-inclined man’s accessories armoury, for which you should turn to designers such as Reiss, Turnball & Asser, and of course, the Burberry classic.

Whatever your preference, we have you covered with our definitive edit of the best scarves a man can buy this winter. Now, go work on those knot skills…

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In the knitwear game, it's nigh-on impossible to outdo a colourful Acne scarf. Woven from a rich alpaca-mohair blend, this jacquard beauty pulls together an array of cosy hues for a comforting check pattern. £250. At

For the monochromatic man, this simple Reiss scarf can do no wrong. Expertly spun from a blend of cashmere and wool, this pick is ultra-soft and just as elegant. Plus, it goes with everything. £68.

Why pick just one colour when you can have the whole lot? Done out in the label's ever-iconic ‘Signature Stripe’ motif, Paul Smith has ceased hiding its favourite emblem in the lining of jackets or trims of ribbons, and let it take centre stage amid this knitted, tassel-hemmed scarf. And thank goodness for that. £125.

Clean and simple, Jacquemus' elegant answer to winter warmers takes the form of this alpaca-blend scarf and its chic ombréd design. An icy white at one end and a cool, inky blue at the other, this piece is all about duality. That… and it's cosy as hell. £175. At

For a smidge of everyday luxury, look no further. Uniqlo's tassel-hem scarf has been sewn from pure cashmere for soft, convenient layering. Isn't cashmere on the spennier side though, we hear you ask? Nope, not at Uniqlo. £49.90.

If there's one thing that Gucci loves more than an oversize logo, its paying homage to its own archival designs. Hitting those two birds with just one scarf, this pick from Gucci is done out with a '70s-era evolution of the original Gucci rhombi design from the 1930s. Retro. £405.

Alongside the classic trench coat, its scarf shares the spot as the jewel in Burberry's crown. Complete with the ever-emblematic Vintage Check pattern, this is a true wardrobe essential. £390.

With winter currently freezing our windowpanes and chilling our bare toes each morning, there's no time like the present to stock up on some layering. Arch4's scarf is here to wrap you up in style and warmth for the colder climates to come… oh, and it comes with a matching beanie. £660. At

When it comes to embracing winter style codes, a spot of tartan never goes amiss. Dip a toe into the style with this fringed-hem scarf from Turnbull & Asser, in all its classical, cashmere glory. £595.

Amid the sea of tartans, paisleys and logomaniac picks stands this simple and suave pick from Polo Ralph Lauren, steady as a woollen rock. There's no shame in keeping your accessories minimalistic, and this preppy piece confidently ties together your seasonal ensembles in a flash motif-embroidered, inky blue glory. £85.

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