Scarves are often thought of as exclusively women’s fashion accessories. If a man wears a scarf, according to the fashionistas, it’s only to keep his neck and face warm. But scarves can be quite fashionable with men, for instance, a long silk aviator scarf worn with a suit is pretty bohemian. There are a couple of most prevalent scarf styles, and a good wholesaler will offer most of these wholesale scarves.
The most prevalent scarves are typically called standard scarves. These are the long rectangular scarves worn around your neck. These are available in all sorts of materials from wool and cashmere to acrylic and fleece.
A snood is also a kind of scarf. Originally the word ‘snood’ meant a hair net, but a snood means also a tubular scarf with no loose ends. You don’t tie it, simply pull it over your head. It’s comfortable, easy to wear and very sporty.
Chunky scarves are typically longer and wider than other ones. Often they’re oversized and deliberately made of thick knits so that it’s clear that they will keep you warm. These are usually handmade, so it’s hard to buy wholesale scarves like this.
Aviator scarves are typically made of wool or silk. They’re called this because pilots in WWII favored these silk scarves to brave cold temperature and winds. Usually, they’re white, but now they can be worn as a fashion accessory in any color.
Pashmina is a kind of cashmere wool, often used for scarves. Pashmina scarves are typically elaborately knitted in floral patterns, often long and very warm. Since they’re cashmere, they’re typically soft and lightweight.
There are also square scarves, often inspired by a traditional Arab headdress. A kufiya or shemagh is a type of scarf worn around your head to protect you from the sun. Both because of political and religious connotations, it’s also worn in the West. Most of the time, they’re produced in China – so the most well-known wholesale scarves from Palestine are actually an import.