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It's Cold Out, Guys: Six Sensible and Stylish Scarves

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The holidays are a memory and spring goodies are trickling into all our favorite stores. But let's give reality a hug for a second—we still have a good, long haul of winter weather ahead of us. And, the Love, Frank Shopping Guide is here to help! A comprehensive selection of winter warmers await; we're going after form and function here, folks. And we're avoiding lumberjack clichés and all that electric-synthetic sheen you might find on a past-peak ski lift operator in Pennsylvania.

Today: Scarves! They're not just jaunty—they keep the warm in and the cold out. That being said, let's avoid Yigal Azrouël-esque sheer crepe swaths and go for substance.

1. We know you love the feel of your down-filled puffer jacket. Now you can treat your neck to some of that puff (though we don't recommend wearing the scarf and with Montcler or Penfield—that's a lot of look). This feather-light iteration is by Nau, a Portland-based line of rugged, sustainable sportswear, and is available in three earthy neutrals. It's $65 at the line's website.

2. Lambswool is always a good bet; so is a $21.99 price tag. Simple and subtly color-blocked without being even a little garish, this is a great addition to that aforementioned Moncler. It's from the Gap and is available on-line.

3. Okay, so this is a little lumberjack—but it's big and soft and flannel and will add a little color to your gray winter day. Wrap it wisely—let both buffalo plaids shine, and pair it with a classic duffle coat or a lined canvas bomber. Hey, there's even a little pocket. By Penfield, get it at their e-commerce space for $45.

4. You know this one's warm—it literally being the sleeves of a cozy, cable knit sweater. Wrap it around your neck a few times to warm you up while adding dimension to your waist-length winterwear. It's by YMC and $85—from $106—at Gargyle.

5. Bold Americana in warm merino wool, this Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony scarf is long and luxurious and tasseled. Perfect with an every day peacoat or your newly relevant barn jacket from 1998, we love the two complementary-clashing faces and the lime green accents. Get it from Opening Ceremony's on-line shop for $133, from $265.

6. For the coldest, saddest, grayest day—here's a wide swath of luxurious cashmere blanket to tuck into your favorite parka. It's available in a number of colors and it's cashmere so it looks and feels good anytime by default. It's by Barneys New York for Barneys New York and available through their website for $230.

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