Custom scarves for fall sports

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

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5 ways to wear a soccer scarf

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

     

Ever wonder how you should wear your scarf so you fit in with the supporters groups and season ticket holders? Well, we've got 5 different ways for you to look like a pro just by switching up your scarf wearing style

1. The Standard

Allows you to have easy access from wearing it around your neck, to raising it up and joining the celebration while repping your team!

Steps:

  • Place scarf around your neck
  • Make scarf ends even on both sides while also making sure your team/brand logos are visible
  • If needed to hold the scarf up (which of course you do…) grab scarf by both ends, raise it up and rep your team!

2. The Wrap

Weather at outdoor soccer games can be rough and windy. Which is why it's important to grab multiple layers for the match. But if your face is freezing, this is the perfect method to block that constant cold breeze.

Steps:

  • Loop scarf twice around neck make sure they are both balanced wraps
  • Tie ends in half knot
  • Tuck both ends under the scarf loops

3. The Hook, Line and Sinker

A more casual look that’s usually tucked inside of a jacket or vest, making this the most fashionable choice.

Steps:

  •   Wrap scarf behind neck
  •   Take one end and wrap around your hand
  •   Pull through making a knot shape
  •   Take other end and slide through loop spot
  •   Tighten it to stay on neck

4. The Classic Flip

Leaving one end hanging in the front and sometimes in the back as well, this method is usually a lazy fit but looks and feels comfortable over a coat no matter what the weather.

Steps:

  •  Pull scarf around neck
  •  Make one end slightly longer
  •  Put shorter end in back, let longer one hang in front

5. The "Scarves Up"

The ultimate celebratory standard. Putting your scarves up for the stadium to see.

Steps:

  •  Hold up your scarf
  •  Repeat Step 1 if you have to

 

What’s your favorite way to wear your soccer scarf? Share some ideas and pictures by tagging us @RuffneckScarves on social media!

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Beat Type1 Diabetes Down with Kaiya and the Ruffnecks

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

The Ruffneck Scarves team is honored to walk with Kaiya in the annual "Beat The Bridge"/ JDRF walk in Seattle to raise money for the fight against juvenile diabetes.

Help us in the fight against Type1 diabetes.

Buy Kaiya's Scarf (100% of proceeds goes to JDRF)

For the first 9 ½ years of her life, Kaiya Castellanos spent most of her time doing what girls her age typically do. She went to school with her cousins and friends. She enjoyed art and writing poetry. She played soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Kaiya spent most of her time outdoors being active on her bike, pogo and rip stick. She loved to go hiking and fishing with her dad, mom, and older brother. Kaiya was also very loving, helping her mom and dad to welcome several foster children into their home. Other than doing a few chores around the house, Kaiya was living a carefree life.

On March 6, 2017 Kaiya was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. When Type T1D strikes children, it is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting and blood-glucose testing, and a lifelong dependence on injected insulin. Insulin is not a cure, and it does not prevent against the possibility of serious complications such as kidney failure, blindness, and stroke.

Kaiya is still the same fun loving active girl, but now testing her blood-glucose 6-8 times a day and receiving 4-5 insulin injections a day. By the time Kaiya reaches the age of 68, she will have endured over 198,560 finger pokes for blood-glucose testing and suffered through over 99,280 insulin injections.

Donations will help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation continue to bring life-changing therapies to the T1D community until they can find a cure for this serious autoimmune disease. 

Help fight Type1 Diabetes with your purchase of Kaiya's scarf. (100% of proceeds go to JDRF)

You can also donate directly to JDRF by clicking here

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What's the Best Message for your Soccer Scarf

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

We all know the vital impact soccer scarves have on their respective clubs; why else would practically every club and country on the planet make them?  But what message should you convey on your team’s scarf?  While the choice of colors should be pretty straight forward based on team colors, and the overall design should reflect the type of personality that your team has, what about the actual physical statement made on the scarf?  Here are some tips in conveying an effective message through a soccer scarf:

First off, you want this statement to be short and sweet.  Remember, one of the big impacts that scarves make is on the players themselves.  A struggling player looks towards the stands for fan support.  Realize these specific players may be up to a hundred yards away from this scarf.  If you’ve got a full list of accomplishments and accolades about each player on the team, chances are the font will have to be so small that your players will never even know what they say.  You want a simple statement that can be printed large and clear, so that everyone in the entire stadium can see when a fan lifts their scarf and holds it out wide.  Something like “Go Cats” or “Ram Pride” is ideal.

A big piece of importance regarding a scarf’s message is that you want it to be general enough to encapsulate every facet of the team as well.  Thus, the club’s name or mascot is often an ideal choice.  Specific statements about opponents or a particular game aren’t ideal.  You certainly don’t need to mention any other teams, and scarves made for a single game are only good for major professional matches like the FA Cup or World Cup Final where they carry a memorabilia-like quality, but aren’t feasible for a high school championship or playoff game. 

However, one good idea for listing such an achievement would be if your team were state or division champions.  You could write “2015 State Champs” and the fond memory would inspire players and fans for years down the road.

Another valuable message is a popular team chant for your club.  “Go Bulls Go” or “Let’s Go Spartans” is the type of scarf message that inspires players, rekindling the reassuring spirit of hearing fans urging you on.  Additionally, such a message would also help urge fans to chant more.  As we see in the beautiful game time and time again, when the fans truly get behind a team and sing and chant throughout the game, anything is possible.

Basically, it all boils down to what message you to see on the custom soccer scarves, which will both inspire the players and be a fun, engaging slogan for your club.  In most cases, it really is the simplest and most straightforward statement.  However, toy with a couple ideas that would potentially work.  Also know that our Ruffneck Scarves staff can help provide feedback for your ideas and help with the design process from start to finish.  Remember, with the right message and spirit, your soccer team can go on to do great things!

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Should Your Team Do a Scarf Fundraiser?

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Felecia Clow | 0 Comments

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5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Custom Soccer Scarves

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

Designing your team’s soccer scarves can be a blast!  Tap into your creative side as you play with the various types of scarves and fabric styles, mixed in with your team colors and a variety of team chants that you think reflect the core values of your club.  It can be a delightful experience and one that can produce great product representing your team.  However, concocting your own style of scarf can be a tall order.  There are countless things to take into consideration; what is your team’s overall image?  What type of scarf will likely sell the best?  What should your scarves say?  Fortunately, Ruffneck Scarves has a team of experienced designers to help produce the top quality scarves you covet for your soccer club.  But of course you will certainly want to come into this world with some idea of what you want to create.  Here are the 5 most important things to think about when making your scarf designs:

  1. Team Colors – Most soccer teams have just 2 or 3 colors, and your scarfs should probably stick close to that number as well. This isn’t time to get too playful and make a vibrant work of art!  Besides, if your scarves have just as much of the opposing team’s colors as your own, who are the fans really supporting in the stands?  You want to use the scarf colors to clearly depict your team or school.  This way, there’s no confusion as to who’s rooting for who, and they’ll look better too.
  2. Design Style – Also important is the general aesthetic of the scarves. Designs like argyle, classic bar, checkered, and others call back to different types of teams and institutions.  For example, a preparatory school may want to display the diagonally focused argyle style to show a bit of distinguished flair, while an amateur adult league team may prefer the checkers, reflecting more of the hardworking ethic they espouse on the field.  It’s all up to personal preference, but you certainly want to appeal to your fan base.  Often the standard bar style is the safest way to go.
  3. Message – Many soccer scarves include a written phrase or team chant. This can be great when fans hold up the scarves and stretch them wide, revealing the message for all to see.  The best phrases are the simplest because they allow for the largest font.  Something like “Go Tigers” is way better than “The Tigers are the Best Team Ever” because people across the field may actually see what’s written on it!  Be sure to keep the message true to your team identity.
  4. Type of Scarf – Another thing to think about is the kind of scarf you want to use (yes, there are more than 1!). The traditional jacquard knit scarf is the most affordable, and features the team crest woven directly into the fabric.  Meanwhile the embroidered scarf enables the crest to be sewn in, providing higher definition.  The lightweight HD summer scarf utilizes sublimated printing to offer practically any design or image you want on to the scarf.  However, the scarf won’t be keeping fans terribly warm!  Consider where you live and what’s more important for your team’s needs.
  5. Scope of Fundraiser – It’s wise to think about the business aspect of your fundraising endeavor when designing your team’s custom scarves. What may look really cool to you might not sell.  You want to bring forth a scarf that not only looks great, but that also speaks to the club’s history and makes fans want to own one.  These things can be accomplished together with a little forethought and help from Ruffneck Scarves.  Happy scarf designing! 

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5 Reasons Why a Soccer Scarf is your Best Friend

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Jeff McIntyre | 0 Comments

We all have best friends; those dear associates we like to call first for our house parties, and those whom we always want around, whether its at our wedding or perhaps even at the hospital.  Great friends keep us happy and bring us through our lives with immense zest and enjoyment.  That’s the kind of relationship you end up building with your soccer scarf.  Surprised?  Well, here are 5 reasons for how a soccer scarf can become so close to your heart:

 

  1. A scarf ingratiates you with a specific club and its fans – Walk into a Manchester United fan pub bearing their scarf, and you’ll be welcomed in open arms. You’re one of them!  There’ll be song singing, joyous splendor, and great times.  Who knows, you may even make some new friends and start attending the fan club with regularity.  When you approach someone wearing the scarf of the team they love, they’ll immediately feel bonded to you.  It’ll be easier to strike up conversation and feel comfortable around their presence.  Just make sure you don’t walk into that bar with a Man City scarf! 
  1. Scarves accompany you to every game – Who are thinking of bringing along with you to the next big soccer match? Your best friend?  How about your scarf?  Of course the scarf is coming along.  You need to show off your team pride!  You want to hold that scarf up high and shout out the famous club chants while enjoying the breathtaking display that is soccer.  You want to wave the scarf around like a mad man when your team scores.  Inevitably you might just be clinging onto it nervous agony as your team fights to hold onto a slender 1-goal lead.  However you cut it, you will want to bring your soccer scarf to the match. 
  1. A soccer scarf keeps you warm – And at that particular match, it may be quite cold, and your voice could certainly go hoarse after a couple minutes of cheering the team on. Not if you have your scarf companion along with you!  Scarves were actually used long before the days of soccer to keep people warm.  You wrap them around your neck, protecting an area that is often exposed and can be quite sensitive to the cold.  Beyond just attending soccer matches, soccer scarves can keep one healthy and warm throughout the cold winter months as you go about your business…what are friends for? 
  1. A scarf is a fashionable accessory – Scarves are a fashion item, make no mistake about it. Fortunately, most soccer scarves are stylish enough to complement a range of outfits, especially if the colors match!  Many beautiful scarf designs such as argyle or checkered can look great alongside a wide variety of clothing choices.  Don’t people value their friend’s opinion when it comes to making fashion decisions?  The soccer scarf even helps with that! 
  1. Soccer scarves are with you through harrowing despair and joyous celebration – Needless to say, your soccer scarf will be with you through thick and thin. It’ll be by your side when your team batters the opposition 8-0, and you may just even throw it to the ground in wretched anger as your team blows yet another game.  But chances are that you’ll pick that scarf up again with pride and think fondly of your team, no matter what the score.  That’s what makes the scarf a truly special friend.  No matter what the scoreline, the situation, or what you’ve been through together, the scarf will be there for you to hold close no matter what.

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