Faliero Sarti scarves
Worth it or not worth it? What makes these so special – and why would a sane person spend that sort of money on a faliero sarti scarf?
It is true that One tends to avoid the sales. The mess and general disorder really gets to me- plus I tend to think the cream of the collection is already gone. All that’s left is returns and cast offs – generally destined to empty our wallet and become wardrobe orphans.
Over the years though, I have amassed a little collection of faliero sarti scarves- all bought on sale. How on earth did this happen?
Well, full price faliero sarti scarves are expensive – especially the cashmere mix ones that I favour. They drape better than anything else I’ve come across, so literally all you have to do is chuck them on, for a non chalant look.
I’ve never been a fun of Hermes scarves, as much as I admire the colour and the craftsmanship, I do find them a bit ‘1950’s air hostess-ish’. The Queen, rumoured to have an impressive collection, looks majestic in them, but we are not all like Her majesty. I like something a bit more Yasar Arafat- ish what can I say? It’s the rebel in me.
My three golden rules when buying scarves
1. Good colour (something soothing to the eye and flattering for the complexion)
2. Drape. This is non negotiable. Most cheaper scarves do not drape well. Sadly, a lot of expensive ones don’t either. A scarf needs to feel and be fluid – check them out, dance the nine veils in them.
3. Drape (again!) composition is key. I tolerate a little bit of modal, but I like silk, Chiffon, cashmere mix, linen… Get the picture?
There is also a fourth platinum rule, kind of a secret ‘do I already own something similar?’ It’s shocking how often we are all attracted to the same thing, and buy near identical items over and over again. Is there going to be an imminent scarf famine?
Faliero sarti – almost without fail- fulfil my three golden rules. So I can throw them on and feel divine. Money well spend in my case.
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