It’s November, London is getting chillier and my cycling to work outfit includes a large scarf, worn ‘bandit style’. I must admit to favour the oversize scarf look. Somehow it feels so cosy, to be well wrapped up in clouds of cashmere.
When searching for scarves, I usually start with Libertys. It is kinda of a scarf heaven, with the very best designs and colours of the season conveniently crammed together in one big, “faux” Tudor room.
Faliero Sarti is a little obsession of mine, love the subtle colours and divine drape. My favourites are usually cashmere/ silk mix. For pure cashmere or top quality lambswool there is Johnstons- made in Scotland since 1700’s and still retaining top quality – with up to the minute designs. Isabel Marant and several other ‘name’ designers were a disappointment, high price and high viscose content! What happened to quality and longevity, one should expect at that sort of price point?
Of course there are always inexpensive options, and Zara does this sort of thing well. I could not take the 100% acrylic content, even if I were into fast fashion. Such a shame, for a little bit more base cost, zara and the other high street brands, could use a lambswool/cotton or silk, mix and make scarves we could actually wear – staying warm & stylish. Acrylic ones are just a fire hazard!
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