Wearing scarfs during Spring.........I don't get that

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    Spring scarves are perfect for where I live -- it's always kind of cool and breezy. I've got a couple linen scarves. But, it's not an everyday thing. I don't see scarves as 'fashion' any more than a pocket square or tie is 'fashion'.

    Women don't use either of those, but your weather needs are justified.
     


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    Spring scarves are perfect for where I live -- it's always kind of cool and breezy. I've got a couple linen scarves. But, it's not an everyday thing. I don't see scarves as 'fashion' any more than a pocket square or tie is 'fashion'.

    Women don't use either of those, but your weather needs are justified.


    +1, if the weather calls for it, that seems fine to me. However, I think scarves are very different than pocket squares and ties. The chief purpose of a scarf to me is to keep you warm while ties/pocket squares serve more of an aesthetic, less functional purpose. This is why wearing one in most warm weather situations strikes me as overly "affected."
     


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    Women don't use either of those, but your weather needs are justified.

    You've never seen a women in a tie?

    Warmth is very personal sort of thing. The guy up the street was still wearing a sweater under his jacket a couple weeks ago. Over 30C and he was cold
     


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    \\ The chief purpose of a scarf to me is to keep you warm while ties/pocket squares serve more of an aesthetic, less functional purpose.

    I always thought the main point of a scarf was aesthetic.
     


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    I like this response.

    +1
     


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    During an English spring, I can absolutely understand a well-dressed gentleman wearing a nice scarf. It's a very versatile item - until, of course, you get the burst of 20+ degree sunshine through the otherwise sombre skies. Sweating into a scarf is the preserve of railway enthusiasts and sex offenders only.
     


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    I think the idea is to wear one not for warmth, but to prevent the sun going on your neck.
    How dainty.
    It's fashion. Not a particularly good one either.
    Yeah, I agree with this. Can look good in theory, not so much in application. If it's cold enough to wear a scarf, wear a scarf. But I'm not buying this "It's a bit brisk" business. No coat, no scarf. Linen or translucent cotton scarf? Silly and affected.
     


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    During an English spring, I can absolutely understand a well-dressed gentleman wearing a nice scarf. It's a very versatile item - until, of course, you get the burst of 20+ degree sunshine through the otherwise sombre skies. Sweating into a scarf is the preserve of railway enthusiasts and sex offenders only.

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    When I lived in Scotland I wore them all the time (in appropriate summer weights, colours and materials, of course). I never cared much for the looks I got -- I'm sure the lookers didn't care that I don't like Irn-Bru.
     


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    Do you guys think that if you come out from a summer dip in the pool, and yet it's a bit chilly, that it would be fine to wrap a scarf around your neck? It would have to coordinate with your swim trunks, of course.

    - B
     


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