You could achieve this style a few different ways. The way I achieve this style was simply to take one of my existing silk cravat and thread it thorough a ring. My cravat measures 40'' by 2 1/2'' and the ring has a diameter of 3/4''. I had to fold part of the cravat in half so that it would fit under the turn down of my collar.
|Close up of the scarf and ring.|
I like this style very much, its nice alternative look to a cravat tied in a bow and I like the detail the silver scarf ring adds.
I've found many photos, portraits and fashion plates. The earliest images I can find of the scarf and ring are from the 1860s, though I think the style probably started in the 50s or earlier. The style appears to have lasted through the 1880s.
Below are some of the photos, fashion plates and portraits I used as reference showing gents wearing scarves fastened by rings.
Two fashion plates from 1863.
|W.S.Gilbert 1880s. I believe W.S.Gilbert favoured the scarf and ring |
as he wears it in many photos and illustrations.
|Joseph Bazalgette 1880s.|
|This is a portrait of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in the 1860s.|
|Again the Prince of Wales in the 1860s.|
|Prince of Wales in the 1860s. The Prince seams to have liked this style of |
scarf as he wears it in more than the three images I have shown here.
|I don't know who the person is this photo. It looks to be 1870s.|
|Here's another photo that looks to be 1870s.|