There’s nothing worse in winter than a chilly wind hitting your neck and realizing you’ve forgotten that all-important layer. Brushed microfleece? Plush Merino wool? Snug acrylic knit? Whatever your fabric of preference, we’ve got an awesome Irish scarf for you!
For a scarf that is truly Irish to the core, no man can go wrong with pieces that feature authentic Irish stitching like the Super Soft Irish Wool Cable Knit Scarf for Men. Aran stitching started with Aran sweaters, which made their debut in the 1890s on the Aran Islands, which are located off the western coast of Ireland. Fishing was the main livelihood of Aran Island men, so their mothers and wives would knit these sweaters from unscoured wool to keep the fishermen warm during the severely cold winters. Aran sweaters became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, and they were particularly admired for their elaborately-woven patterns that illustrate symbolic meanings.
Aran Stitches and their meaning
A few of the commonly known Aran stitches are the honeycomb, which symbolizes the hard-working honey bee and the dedicated workers of the Aran Islands, the moss stitch that represents carrageenan moss, which is the seaweed that lines the stone walls of the Aran Islands and also represents growth, and the zigzag, which signifies the cliffs of the Aran Islands. Other well-known stitches include the diamond, which represents a blessing for wealth and success, the basket, which signifies the fisherman's basket for good fortune in landing plentiful catches, and the cable, which symbolizes prayers for safety and good luck in the fisherman’s everyday life.
This particular Super Soft Irish Wool Cable Knit Scarf for Men features lovely honeycomb and basket stitching, and it is crafted from 100% rich Merino wool, which is a quality grade of wool that is highly sought after for its pampering softness, warmth, and durability.
“Ireland” Celtic Scarves
For a man who loves to show off his Irish pride, there’s the Green, White, and Black Ireland Scarf. Against a green backdrop, this scarf features the word “IRELAND” in bold, contrasting white block letters. The word is flanked on each side by three white shamrock flowers and black fringe borders that add a dynamic touch and are also labeled with the word “IRELAND.” The shamrocks are a truly meaningful touch, as the shamrock is the national flower of Ireland. The shamrock is a popular symbol of good luck, and its signature three heart-shaped leaves have been known to symbolize faith, hope, and love. Arguably Ireland’s most famous saint, Saint Patrick, also used the shamrock three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to the Irish who were converting to Christianity. The flower also had a special place in ancient Celtic life, as Celts revered it for its three-leaf design that illustrated the beauty of the number three, which the Celts held sacred.
Official Guinness Scarves for Men
For active men who like to be outdoors even in the icy fall and winter winds, the Guinness Rugby Microfleece Performance Scarf is the perfect accessory. The microfleece fabric will keep the neck insulated while also providing moisture-wicking breathability for premium comfort and dryness, which is a must for activities like morning jogs or rugby practice. Available in a sleek black color, this scarf also features “Guinness Rugby” stitched in contrasting white, with the brand’s signature Irish harp stitched in gold in the middle of the two words. Guinness beer is an undeniably iconic Irish brand that has been around since 1759, the year that founder Arthur Guinness signed an unbelievable 9,000-year lease at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. This brewery is where Guinness beer is still made to this day, and it has become a popular landmark and tourist hotspot in Ireland that many still visit today.
Upscale Cashmere Scarves
For men who prefer high-end accessories, they can treat themselves to luxury with scarves like the Mucros Weavers Alpaca Irish Scarf or any of the Mucros Weavers Cashmere and Merino Wool Scarves. Cashmere is adored for its plush feel and lightness, while alpaca is also exceptionally soft, lightweight, and hypoallergenic with a natural luster.
Whether you or the man in the life has low-key casual style, traditional style, or luxurious taste, there’s something here for any man among this Men’s Irish Scarves selection at Shamrock Gift. Made of the utmost quality with superior craftsmanship, these scarf accessories will not disappoint and will upgrade any man’s look!