View Full Version : Proper wearing of Shemaghs?
03-18-2004, 12:16 PM
I was wondering if anyone could link me to any pages or diagrams that show the correct way to tie/wear shemaghs? I have been trying to get mine to look proper but it either falls apart or looks stupid :( .
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03-18-2004, 12:21 PM
03-18-2004, 12:45 PM
When you click on the link it will prompt for a password, type in 'mm' for both username and password.
03-18-2004, 12:53 PM
Thanks very much! :D
03-18-2004, 02:59 PM
Best link ever
03-18-2004, 04:11 PM
Best link ever
That link was absolutely freaking hillarious :lol:
03-19-2004, 02:43 PM
rofl It wouldn't work for me yesterday......today being friday..perfect!!
03-23-2004, 02:14 AM
03-23-2004, 07:33 AM
There are several ways. This might be tricky to explain but this is how I do it:
1-Keep the shemagh as a square, DON'T fold it into a triangle.
2-Take one corner in your hand and let the rest hang down
3-Run your other hand down the shemagh until you almost get half way, forming a 'rope' of shemagh, held between each hand.
4-Tie this in a releasing knot near the mid point. (ie an overhand knot, but with a loop in which releases when you pull it.
5-Put the shemagh on your head with the knot at the back, and gather the rest up at your forehead, ensuring a snug fit.
6-Twist the remaining shemagh at the front until it forms a cord, then wrap this around your head and tuck it in tightly.
7-Pull on the free end of the release-knot and pass the loose shemagh around, in front of your face and wrap/tuck in as you see fit. (high if windy/cold, low if warm)
Effectively, half of the shemagh is snugly on your head, whilst the rest is free to be wrapped or hung loose as you see fit, helping to regulate your temperature. You will need to experiment with how far you place the knot along the gathered-up shemagh, as all heads/shemaghs are different sizes.
Hope that made sense, sorry, can't find any pics of this method. (because it is the elite method ;) )
If you have an 'igal' (the black band that goes around a traditional shemagh) you can adapt this method:
Follow steps 1-4, but tie an OVERHAND knot at the very corner. then follow step 5. Then, twist the shemagh at the front once or twice and drape back over your head. Place the 'igal' round the shemagh and tidy it up. As you now have two layers on the top of your head, you can create an air gap, helping to keep your head cool or warm, due to the insulating effect of the air.
If you don't have an 'igal', you could improvise one easily.
Hope this helps.
08-18-2004, 08:20 AM
That beanijawarrior link is very amusing.
Cute girl too!
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