A Brief History of a Bandana
In 2017, there was a fashion week movement called #TiedTogether. Its central symbol was the white bandana, which was incorporated into runway shows by designers. The initiative made a statement in “support of solidarity, human unity and inclusiveness”. It meant to be a sign to the world of belief in the common bonds of humankind—regardless of race, sexuality, gender or religion.
What Are Bandanas Made Of?
If you are looking for how to incorporate a bandana in your daily clothing, here’s a first step where to begin: select the right fabric. It is an incredibly versatile piece of accessory.
Cotton or cotton blends. Cotton is a light, soft and breathable material, also easy to fold so makes you feel comfortable by wearing it. This material is ideal for casual or even smart-casual looks.
Silk or satin. These are perfect for colder climates because of the ability to hold heat. Silk bandana is excellent to add a touch of extravagance to your look. Choose it when heading to a meeting or a party. Just note that they are also delicate and require more care when washing or ironing.
How To Wear a Bandana For Men?
- Around The Neck
- Around The Head
- Around The Wrist
- As a Pocket Square
- Around Ankle or Leg
- On Your Bag
1. Around The Neck
This is probably the easiest and most popular way to wear a bandana. It’s not too edgy and can work for both casual and smart casual occasions. Just fold or twist it, place it around your neck and tie a knot at the front or on one side. If your bandana is large enough, you can even wear it as a scarf. Just one thing to follow – be attentive of your bandana’s colour. Choose bolder tones like red or black to add some emotion or go with some neutral and softer shades for outfits that already hold colour. You can wear a bandana to complement a T-shirt and leather jacket look. Bandanas can also work as a neck cooler or warmer, depending on how they are tied.