Do you own a scarf? Do you wear a scarf? These questions are pretty subjective for the American male. For such a simple and functional item I'm often very surprised at just how polarizing the idea of wearing scarfs can be. Ultimately, I think it's something you should seriously consider if you haven't already. Why? Because just like I said earlier, it's all about simplicity and functionality. When it comes to menswear that's pretty much all you need. If you find the right scarf and figure out how you want to wear it there shouldn't be any issues. For my money I prefer something luxurious, which in the case of scarves means cashmere. They're warm, comfortable and are probably the easiest way to class up a kit made up primarily of sportswear. Yes, a cashmere scarf will probably run you double the cost of a wool or silk number, but in my eyes one great scarf is all you need. Howard Yount continues to smash out F/W 2010 and their new made in Italy scarves that just arrived this weekend are killer. They've got enough paisley, plaid, stripes and solids to last you 50 winters so don't worry about not finding the right scarf for you. There are even a few joints on sale from last year including some double-sided scarves, which is a lot of bang for your buck if you want to go the frugal route. You can go with something subdued or do your best Italian impression and get something that makes 'em look twice. Whatever. Just keep that neck of yours warm and keep moving.