What's with the epidemic of scarves draped around the neck spreading throughout the city?
This applies to fraus and guys, young and old. Everywhere you look in the city, you see this, and it started way before the weather turned chilly. What the hell kind of fashion statement are they supposed to be making? They all look like a bunch of sheeple desperately trying to look trendy. Just stop it already...you all look pathetic and ridiculous.
It's Eurotrash shit. I've been seeing this in NYC for the past several years. As soon as it's August (!!), the Eurotards start sporting their scarves and it makes no sense at all. Now Americans are following this sorry Euro trend. Don't wear a fucking scarf until you need one, idiots.
The scarves serve as a valuable douchebag alert.
Scarves? Did someone say scarves?
People in streets...
This is something NEW!? People have been doing it for, um, 10 years or so.
which is more absurd, scarves or neckties?
Since epidemics do tend to cause early deaths, then, yes, scarves are an epidemic.
Well, I am menopausal, so you won't see me wearing one. I can't stand anything on the back of my neck like scarves or turtlenecks.
But black women have been wearing the swathed black and white checked scarves for years. The ones that look like Yassir Arafat's headdress.
In the San Francisco Bay area, I've been seeing women in brown high heeled cowboy-type boots since July, when temperatures were averaging 80 degrees.
Oh, it looks good on women. On men, it's Eurotrash hipster territory.
Tis the season for coffee mug cradling and scarves
It's how poor people try to look affluent... abundant scarfing... it's cheap but effective!
Hipster winter wear is truly the worst shit in the world, including those slouchy beanie hats. Nothing says "proud to look like I live in a boxcar" like a slouchy beanie. If you own one of these hats, please burn it immediately and sterilize yourself.
I love scarves! I like to secretly pretend I'm Mick Jagger while I strut the streets in my scarf. And I'm not even joking.
Why do Europeans like them even if it isn't cold? I have to say, they tie them so well.
As a gal, I like the added splash of color! Flame away!
Do you mean Johnny Depp hats, R13?
Maybe if you're actually emaciated, R14 jk
It's not a new trend.
Many years ago, I saw someone (don't ask me to reveal who) who walked into a party like they were walking onto a yatch. Their hat strategically tipped below one eye and their scarf. It was apricot.
I'm hiding a hideous scar across my throat. If I didn't wear a scarf, I would have to suffer your audacious and prying questions, you ill-mannered fool.
I hate these fucking scarves. I just want to move to a city where I won't have to see this bullshit, especially off season. Does it happen in L.A.? Because that's where I want to move.
Hate fall & winter; hate those who want to hasten their onset. FUCK THEM ALL. Douchebag lemmings.
r18, that was meeee!
Come to LA. No scarf attacks. Except maybe twice a year, when everybody busts out their down vests and scarves.
SCARVES are fine. It's the ones that are tied oh so pretentiously and perfectly around ones neck while wearing a tee shirt in the summer that make me stabby.
After Tom Brady started dating Gisele he started wearing a lot of scarves. He always looks like such a tool
like a rag truck exploded during a tornado, every hipster's got some flimsy fabric remnant slapped 'round its throat.
don't even insult neckties with a comparison
"It's how poor people try to look affluent... abundant scarfing... it's cheap but effective!"
Scarfing down abundant amounts of stale rice and beans rarely make us look 'affluent'.
Pics, please. Are you talking about those really thin ones Aussie guys wear?
Yeah, I saw this stuff in Europe a decade ago. The hardcore hipsters wear a keffiyeh.
Oprah started the scarf thing in the 80's, when she used to wear those horrific table cloths draped over her shoulders to give the appearance of being "not obese." It's her fault.
And yes, even in LA people wear scarves and look ridiculous!
R30, it's cold here now, so I think it'd make sense to wear scarves in LA at least now.
Actually, I dig the scarf look. I live in San Francisco and come December I start wearing a skimpy little scarf. Picked the habit up in Berlin, kept your throat warm, I wore a long black wool coat, a scarf, an Irish knit sweater, that was it for 2 years running around getting sucked and fucked every dark hole and alley I could find. Lived in my coat and scarf. Good old days. Yeah
R37, that scarf is so inoffensive that I'm now wondering if you're trolling. That oversized Lenny Kravitz scarf/circus tent? Yes, that was a bit much. But that blue scarf was nothing, it wasn't even tied in an interesting way.
Tom Brady is a living, breathing fashion Don't.
Given the banality of American dressing, you'd think OP would be grateful for a pinch of European chic.
OP = Red Dragon Cheese Queen
Not everyone can pull off a scarf. I, however, can rock one with a long-sleeved bathing suit.
Older people do it to hide their turkey necks, but not "cool" people because it advertizes they are too poor for a "lifestyle lift."
This is the oddest thread on DL. I'm a 44 year-old male and have been wearing scarves 3-4 months a year my entire life. Average temps where I live frequently fall below freezing 3 months of the year.
First off, OP, acquaint yourself with the concepts of seasons and climates. Second, scarves have been a winter time outerwear staple for decades. Third, you and half of this thread are the biggest morons on the Internet.
I live in a climate that gets quite cold in the winter in the U.S. and sometimes wear a scarf when it gets bitter...but admit I have no idea how to tie a scarf correctly. Any tips?
Men should NEVER wear scarves it's just so feminine looking
Just wear your favorite hoody or jersey of your favorite sports team and you're good.
You scarf haters really are gay clones, aren't you? Go put on your Brooks Brothers shirts and chinos and leave us fashionistas alone!
Someone forgot to remove his bib after a spaghetti lunch.
The guy in r54's pic would be really attractive if he lost the 80s glasses and stopped dressing like a hipster douchebag.
When I walk around Brooklyn, that always stands out for me - how attractive many of those hipster guys would be if they shaved, got a haircut and dressed better.
A hoodie or sports jersey, R52? Are you aware that many men wear suits and ties to work? Or that many men are over 30 and stopped dressing like teenagers a long time ago?
Black is not flattering to anyone's skin. So if you (men and women) are wearing black, especially a coat, you can use some color by your face.
Some people know how to accessorize well and others do not. Scarves can be attractive in the right style and color but those at the R57 link are pretty awful.
That is a northeast big city thing. Most American men would rather freeze to death than wear a scarf. In heartland America, even women refuse to wear scarves because it makes the wearer look "effete" or "soft."
Classic winter scarves are attractive and sexy.
The gross unattractive and douchey ones are the ones that make me gag. See: R37, R54 and R56
[quote]Most American men would rather freeze to death than wear a scarf.
That sounds really stupid.
Those are some ratty looking guys in the R56 pic. They need a shampoo, shave and haircut.
November-February : écharpes (to keep from getting cold + add cold colors)
Spring : foulards (to add warm colors)
I think you englophones call both "scarves" but they're different and have different functions.
The worst people in the world are people who use the word "sheeple" unironically.
Last night I went to pick up a friend of mine (straight, but 'artsy') and he had one of those scarves all draped around his neck. I told him he looked like a douchebag and he had to take it off.
Wearing scarves is a big no no for American males, unless you are old, live in a big Northeast city, European, a hipster in a big city, or a flaming feminine dude. A few male athletes and hip hop artists can get away with it because they are viewed as flashy and eccentric. Otherwise, people will think you are weird.
I wear a solid colored fleece gator on my neck. I can just slip it into my pocket when I go indoors.
I associate these foofy scarves on dudes with stinking foreskin.
This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Why would anyone want to be cold in the winter if the can avoid it? Body warmth is lost if your neck and head are exposed, am I the only one who wants everything to be warm while walking to work in 15 degree F weather?
I also wear a wool cap, gloves and sometimes earmuffs. I guess I'm just a big urban pussy.
R70: we're discussing douches who wear thin scarves out of winter season.
I have a long neck and invariably will catch a cold from the throat first. So now I wear a scarf even when it's not that cold outside, and even inside sometimes, just to make sure I don't get cold and end up in bed for at least 3 days. Last time I had a cold was last Christmas, and it was a bad one. Used to be I caught one each Autumn and each Spring/Summer. Not this year, so far.
I love wearing a nice warm scarf WHEN IT'S COLD OUTSIDE. Those thin, patterned scarves, worn jauntily around the neck in warm weather, don't do it for me.
Would anyone like to see neckerchiefs come back instead, a la Charles Nelson Reilly, The Boys in the Band and Mr. Furley?
[quote]That is a northeast big city thing. Most American men would rather freeze to death than wear a scarf. In heartland America, even women refuse to wear scarves because it makes the wearer look "effete" or "soft."
That's because most of the men/women in "heartland" are fat fucks who wouldn't know where to put the scarf what with not knowing where their fat faces end and their necks begin.
Plus, all of that fat is enough insulation.
[quote] This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Why would anyone want to be cold in the winter if the can avoid it?
You don't need to wear a scarf to keep your neck warm. Lots of people wear neck gators.
Of course the alternative explanation is that they are all vampires.
This thread is why I love DL still after all these years.
A classic in the making potentially.
r3 and r26 and r30 deserve special mentions so far - thanks for the laughs
I laughed at R30's post, too.
Are we sure it wasn't Bea before Oprah?
In Florida it looks damn stupid.
haven't you all learned not to question the Great & Powerful O?
It is not a popular style outside NYC because people think it looks pretentious or feminine
I have no problem with "proper" scarves that are used to keep someone's neck warm but I loathe those flimsy, Arab-esque, tea towel style ones that the hipsters drape around their necks to look like someone "cool" and "mysterious".
People are wearing scarves when it's cold outside?!! Oh, the humanity! They've got some nerve. Darn hipsters.
[quote] but admit I have no idea how to tie a scarf correctly. Any tips?
Yes. Get a neck gaitor. They come in all sizes, shapes, colors and material from fleece to neoprene. Some have a Velcro closure so you don't have to pull it over your head to take it off. They look like a turtleneck, but you can pull it up to cover your chin or mouth depending on how long it is. Some can be pulled to cover your head like a hood, only without the jacket. Here, a black guy gets to keep his head warm without wearing a hoodie, thereby possibly saving his life.