Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

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 all look pathetic and ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 10501/29/2016

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.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2013

The scarves serve as a valuable douchebag alert.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2013

Scarves? Did someone say scarves?

People in streets...

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2013

This is something NEW!? People have been doing it for, um, 10 years or so.

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2013

Link please.

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2013

which is more absurd, scarves or neckties?

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2013

Since epidemics do tend to cause early deaths, then, yes, scarves are an epidemic.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 911/10/2013

Oh, it looks good on women. On men, it's Eurotrash hipster territory.

by Anonymousreply 1011/10/2013

Tis the season for coffee mug cradling and scarves

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2013

It's how poor people try to look affluent... abundant scarfing... it's cheap but effective!

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2013

Why do Europeans like them even if it isn't cold? I have to say, they tie them so well.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2013

As a gal, I like the added splash of color! Flame away!

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2013

Do you mean Johnny Depp hats, R13? Maybe if you're actually emaciated, R14 jk

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2013

r18, that was meeee!

by Anonymousreply 2111/10/2013

Come to LA. No scarf attacks. Except maybe twice a year, when everybody busts out their down vests and scarves.

by Anonymousreply 2211/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2311/10/2013

I think it's hot on the right guy:

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2013

After Tom Brady started dating Gisele he started wearing a lot of scarves. He always looks like such a tool

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 2611/10/2013

"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'.

by Anonymousreply 2711/10/2013

Pics, please. Are you talking about those really thin ones Aussie guys wear?

by Anonymousreply 2811/10/2013

Yeah, I saw this stuff in Europe a decade ago. The hardcore hipsters wear a keffiyeh.

by Anonymousreply 2911/10/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 3011/10/2013

R30, it's cold here now, so I think it'd make sense to wear scarves in LA at least now.

by Anonymousreply 3111/10/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 3211/10/2013

Isadora Duncan died when her scarf got caught in a car's wheel so scarves go back at least till 1927 so it's hardly a new fad. I don't get what the big deal is.

by Anonymousreply 3311/10/2013

I wish they'd wear caftans instead like I do!

by Anonymousreply 3411/11/2013

lol, R13!

by Anonymousreply 3511/11/2013

i like it.

by Anonymousreply 3611/11/2013

this is what we hate, on either sex

by Anonymousreply 3711/11/2013

please, someone, look at me

by Anonymousreply 3811/11/2013

people are being duplicated

by Anonymousreply 3911/11/2013

Looks cool man!

by Anonymousreply 4011/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4111/11/2013

Tom Brady is a living, breathing fashion Don't.

by Anonymousreply 4211/11/2013

Given the banality of American dressing, you'd think OP would be grateful for a pinch of European chic.

by Anonymousreply 4311/11/2013

OP = Red Dragon Cheese Queen

by Anonymousreply 4411/11/2013

Not everyone can pull off a scarf. I, however, can rock one with a long-sleeved bathing suit.

by Anonymousreply 4511/11/2013

All of the linked photos are bad examples!

Love R45's link! made me giggle.

by Anonymousreply 4611/11/2013

What about this one? It is pretty...

by Anonymousreply 4711/11/2013

R45's post made me giggle!

What about this one? It is pretty!

by Anonymousreply 4811/11/2013

Older people do it to hide their turkey necks, but not "cool" people because it advertizes they are too poor for a "lifestyle lift."

by Anonymousreply 4911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5011/11/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5111/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5211/11/2013

You scarf haters really are gay clones, aren't you? Go put on your Brooks Brothers shirts and chinos and leave us fashionistas alone!

by Anonymousreply 5311/11/2013

Someone forgot to remove his bib after a spaghetti lunch.

by Anonymousreply 5411/11/2013

A scarf is a useful, and lightweight way to keep warm in the city. Schleping a coat is obnoxious, yet, a scarf is a cinch.

by Anonymousreply 5511/11/2013

Douchebags, one and all.

by Anonymousreply 5611/11/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 5711/11/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5811/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5911/11/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 6011/11/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 6111/11/2013

[quote]Most American men would rather freeze to death than wear a scarf.

That sounds really stupid.

by Anonymousreply 6211/11/2013

Those are some ratty looking guys in the R56 pic. They need a shampoo, shave and haircut.

by Anonymousreply 6311/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6411/11/2013

The worst people in the world are people who use the word "sheeple" unironically.

by Anonymousreply 6511/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6611/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6711/11/2013

I wear a solid colored fleece gator on my neck. I can just slip it into my pocket when I go indoors.

by Anonymousreply 6811/11/2013

I associate these foofy scarves on dudes with stinking foreskin.

by Anonymousreply 6911/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7011/11/2013

R70: we're discussing douches who wear thin scarves out of winter season.

by Anonymousreply 7111/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7211/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7311/11/2013

Would anyone like to see neckerchiefs come back instead, a la Charles Nelson Reilly, The Boys in the Band and Mr. Furley?

by Anonymousreply 7411/11/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7511/11/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7611/11/2013

Of course the alternative explanation is that they are all vampires.

by Anonymousreply 7711/11/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 7811/11/2013

I laughed at R30's post, too.

by Anonymousreply 7911/11/2013

Are we sure it wasn't Bea before Oprah?

by Anonymousreply 8011/11/2013

In Florida it looks damn stupid.

by Anonymousreply 8111/11/2013

haven't you all learned not to question the Great & Powerful O?

by Anonymousreply 8211/11/2013

It is not a popular style outside NYC because people think it looks pretentious or feminine

by Anonymousreply 8311/15/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 8411/15/2013

People are wearing scarves when it's cold outside?!! Oh, the humanity! They've got some nerve. Darn hipsters.

by Anonymousreply 8511/15/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 8611/15/2013

Sorry, I don't know why the link doesn't work.

by Anonymousreply 8711/15/2013

I'll try again

by Anonymousreply 8811/15/2013

LOL R88...

by Anonymousreply 8911/15/2013

It's French and it looks great. Those French just know how to do things stylishly.

by Anonymousreply 9011/15/2013

They're good for hiding a wrinkled up turkey neck!

by Anonymousreply 9111/15/2013

I have always used a scarf when a scarf is needed but not usually as a fashion statement.

by Anonymousreply 9211/15/2013

Guess beauty and utility are in the eye of the beholder.

by Anonymousreply 9312/02/2014

Europeans are different

by Anonymousreply 9412/02/2014

I absolutely adore a a lovely scarf. I wouldn't be caught dead without one!

by Anonymousreply 9512/02/2014

They are like leggings and skinny jeans. Definitely not for everyone!

by Anonymousreply 9612/02/2014

Lenny wins

by Anonymousreply 9712/02/2014

It's a fashion's a's a blanket.......Lenny Kravitz's New Three-Way Mega Scarf!

by Anonymousreply 9812/02/2014

"Gaiters," people! Gaiters.

by Anonymousreply 9912/02/2014

Not cool

by Anonymousreply 10001/29/2016

This 'look' has been around for at least five or six years in the cities. I've noticed it's started to spread everywhere else in the last year or two.

by Anonymousreply 10101/29/2016

These scarves serve as chin cushions as the fashionably fab are always looking downwards at their phones.

by Anonymousreply 10201/29/2016

Who is dredging up all these threads anciennnes? Zut fucking alors.

by Anonymousreply 10301/29/2016

I don't agree with your criticism, OP. I love scarves. Italians are crazy about the slightest intimation of wind and wear scarves a lot. I saw it in Spain too. I saw it in Tel Aviv. It looks great. Men look wonderful in a scarf. And I don't like to overdo it with coats. I want to wear the lightest jacket for the weather, and a scarf keeps me warm.

by Anonymousreply 10401/29/2016

And I bet the stupid cunts are wearing black stretchy pants. Gee, how original. That's only been around for the last 10 fucking goddamn cunty years.

by Anonymousreply 10501/29/2016
Need more help? Click Here.

Follow theDL catch up on what you missed

recent threads by topic delivered to your email

follow popular threads on twitter

follow us on facebook

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!