The Hoxton knot, Chelsea knot, French loop, Parisian scarf knot or Snug Tug is a method of arranging a scarf about the neck. The scarf is doubled back and placed around the neck. The tails of the scarf are then pulled through the U-bend of the doubling to secure them, as with a cow hitch or lark's head.
The knot is popular with stylish men like David Beckham who frequent fashionable districts of London such as Hoxton and Chelsea. The style is also commonly used by outside broadcasters from the BBC as it is warm and tidy. It may be controversial though, as some commentators opine that knotting a scarf is less manly than just draping it around the neck or throwing the ends casually over the shoulder.
- Snood – the snug, tubular comforter which generated similar controversy when worn by football players.
- Nicole Brydson (2007), "The Smug Tug", New York Observer
- Caroline Davies (12 Apr 2008), "How should men wear a scarf?", The Daily Telegraph
- Harry de Quetteville (2 Dec 2010), "A man shall be defined by his scarf", The Daily Telegraph
- John Bridges, Bryan Curtis (2003), A gentleman gets dressed up, p. 40, ISBN 978-1-4016-0111-9
- Julie Bindel (31 October 2006), "Tying me up in knots", The Guardian
- Paul MacInnes (26 January 2007), "Tied up in knots - Traditional, macho, metrosexual or just a bit chilly - is the way in which a man wears his scarf really that telling?", The Guardian