What about silk scarves?

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  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    I see these in silk scarves in catalogs and really like the colors and prints. I don't see alot of them being worn. What are the opinions on silk scarves in general? How are they to be coordinated with the rest of the clothes?

    Here's a couple of examples.
     
  2. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    I don't like silk scarves at all. They are just too feminine in my opinion.
     
  3. The Devil's Hands

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    Silk scarf is for girl
     
  4. Vintage Gent

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    I have three vintage scarves from the 40s, each in rayon--a poor cousin of silk that was considered more of a luxury item back in the day. I only don them with a topcoat or an overcoat and wear them tied ascot style.
     
  5. The Devil's Hands

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    I was giving you a hard time.

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    The problem with those scarves is that they are very flashy, like if you took a pocket square, unfolded it, and pinned it to your jacket. If you have an over-the-top personality, you can pull it off (I'd follow the same rules as a pocket square), but if you are generally reserved, you'll come off as affected.
     
  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I always wear a scarf with my better outerwear (especially leather) to protect the collar from dirt and oil stains caused from contact with my neck. Silk for cool weather, cashmere for cold weather.



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  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I love a nicely patterned silk scarf like nearly all the ones pictured in this thread.

    I wear them with an overcoat/suit combo in winter. As for matching, I don't think you need to bother too much as long as one of the scarf colours are vaguely complementary to another colour you're wearing. They're a pleasant dash of colour in the winter outfit!
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    A picture of one of my vintage scarves:

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  9. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Vintage Gent, Tomasso, those all look great. I'm really tempted to try one of these. any particular make or
    things to consider. I have seen double sided - good idea, or just silk?

    Thanks for the input.
    designprofessor
     
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    Morris Senior member

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    Cashmere ... only Scottish cashmere.
     
  11. Tomasso

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    Cashmere ... only Scottish cashmere.

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