Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Looks: Bundled Up (Part 1 of 2) - Scarves

[Pictured: Sartorially Inclined's scarves.  100% cashmere grey plaid scarf for keeping it real-real and Manchester United F.C. team scarf for play-play.]

As the leaves around us turn crispier by the minute our minds (and wallets) start to wander towards outerwear.  Instead of talking about the obvious (i.e. jackets, jackets, jackets), I'd like to take some time here at Sartorially Inclined to talk about the other wonderful folks involved in the business of keeping us warm.

There are many men out there who have yet to come to grips with the idea of wearing a scarf.  This is a crying shame and another symptom of an unnecessarily, over the top masculine culture...but since this isn't sociology class, I'll leave that thought for another day.  Not only does the scarf provide a ridiculously simple and worthwhile function, but it looks damn good in the process.  When it comes down to it, the scarf is merely cold weather neckwear, so if you have no problem knotting that tie up in the morning, you should have no qualms about purchasing a new scarf.  An essential for F/W, the scarf can bring even your most monochromatic outfit alive with a shot of color and life.  An essential accessory, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg...count me in.  Here are some options to keep that neck of yours toasty...

Dunderdon Harry Scarf Dot...$40.00

Sartorially Inclined's favorite scarf happens to be this lovely scarf from Dunderdon.  Not only is it uniquely patterned, but two sides for the price of one!  For 40 bucks you can't go wrong.  If you need more proof on how awesome this is check out Conor's take.

L.L. Bean Lambswool Scarf...$39.00

If you read this blog you already know how I feel about black watch plaid.  I just had to include this scarf from L.L Bean, natch.

Banana Republic Wool Plaid Fringe Scarf...$49.50

If you love details as much as I do, you may want to check out Banana Republic's current offerings of scarlves.  I'm really digging the red lining and subtle accents in the pattern. 

Brooks Brothers Country Club Camel Hair Stripe Scarf...$198

For the cost of a new coat you can grab this great ribbed offering from Brooks Brothers.  With a cameo in this month's GQ and more than likely made of better fabric than your overcoat, this may very well be the Cadillac of scarfs.

Martin + Osa University Scarf...$44.50

For a decidedly collegiate feel that is less stuffy and a tad "younger" try something like this Martin + Osa scarf which adds a burst of yellow to your potential doom and gloom F/W color-ways.   

The Hill-Side Chambray Scarf...Not Yet Available

Thank Ryan for killing it as usual with this exclusive.  If you can't shake that workwear kick, this is your scarf, no question.  Once these hit stores it'll be a feeding frenzy fo' sho'.

p.s. For the GQ treatment on scarves and how to tie check this out.



  1. I personally stick with the scarf that Cuffs made for my alma mater. Can't go wrong with repping your school.

  2. Enthusiast - What's your alma mater?

  3. Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH.

  4. Ah, good ol' boarding school. So I can only assume your scarf is forest green and white (?) or black (?)...I looked up the schools colors...

  5. They're forest green and white which looks very nice and... um... reserved...

  6. Yes, that Hill-Side scarf is awesome. Can't wait until they come out, especially the purple one.

    And thanks for the shout-out.

  7. Conor - Of course man...give credit where credit is due, always.

  8. Thanks for the mention, the Hill-Side scarf was worn all weekend and it's so freaking soft, love it...