Show us your scarves ...

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Two Types, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    yes, the thin white scarves, but i think the thicker knitted (usually rayon) ones are something else.
    i read about it in the ebay listing of the seller i bought mine off a while ago. didn't save the text unfortunately.
     
  2. esteban68

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    Could be though I've seen a few references to knitted ones used as evening /opera scarves though some were black and white also knitted in a similar fashion to knitted ties...the black tie guide has an interesting section on vintage evening outerwear I think there's a bit in there about them ....the Black tie guide is pretty good with some really good reference photos and period drawings.
     
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  3. Two Types

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    DNO, nice to see you back here! The early Forsyth label is interesting, I've seen later labels (maybe ties rather than scarves?). The yellow Tootal is a good one but I really like the purple forsyth. I might be in Toronto in the summer, so look out for some competition in the scarf hunt at the thrift stores!
     
  4. DNO

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    Thanks, Two Types. The purple Forsyth is my favourite as well. It's a bit beat up but that just gives it more character!

    I hope the weather in Toronto is a little kinder to you this time. If I recall, we were having a bit of a heat wave last time you were here. Better that, I suppose, that the winter we just had...coldest February on record...brrrrrrrr. Lots of thrift stores to go around, though.

    I think the thrift gods smiled on my recent post because I just found this lovely maroon with small polka dots scarf by Tootal in a thrift store this afternoon.

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    Not sure of a date on this one. When did Tootal start using that Tebilized term?

    I've been trying to make a bit of a study of Forsyth labels. I have a dozen or so scarves of varying ages. That one on the white opera scarf seems to be the oldest that I have found. Forsyth was started in 1903 as a shirt manufacturer. It expanded into scarves, cravats, ties and handkerchiefs in 1931 and increased production of these items in 1934.
     
  5. esteban68

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    Great find DNO, polka dots are always sought after!
     
  6. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    +1 I like that piece.
     
  7. Two Types

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    Dno: I think that label is 1930s.
     
  8. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Thanks, all...it was a lucky find.

    That date is earlier than I expected, Two Types. It is a very soft and comfortable scarf. It hangs nicely.
     
  9. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    I haven't posted here for a while. I think these are ones you haven't seen before:
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  10. esteban68

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    some nice patterns there TT, are they all Tootal?
     
  11. Two Types

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    And some more:
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  12. Two Types

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    Naturally! I am currently working my way through all my total scarves, ties, cravats etc. The aim is to wear a different one for each day of the year. I know I don't have enough for the whole year, so it gives me an excuse to do some shopping!
     
  13. esteban68

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    ha ha ha!
     
  14. grantway

    grantway New in Town

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    a project for the year

    What a great idea! Choose them at random to make it more interesting.
     
  15. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Great looking scarves, Two Types. Love that duffle coat as well. Nothing like a nice scarf to let you express a little panache! Though not a great fan of winter, I do tend to regret having to put away my scarves when summer's heat arrives. Right now, there's still the occasional day that is cool enough to warrant a scarf, but they're becoming more infrequent. Ah well...fall is on the way.
     
  16. Two Types

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    I don't suppose a total scarf is warm enough for a Toronto winter. Better just stay in the house if you want to keep warm!
     
  17. esteban68

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    A double sided all rayon 'Sammy' fringed scarf circa 1960's ? in great condition, bright sunlight wasn't ideal for thecamera phone to be honest.
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  18. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    A lucky find in a thrift store today.

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  19. Two Types

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    Brilliant find again! It's quite unusual to find Tootals with stripes and even more unusual, in my experience, to find striped ones with that label. I think the ones I have all have the earlier label.

    Typically, I'm going to be in Toronto in August on a Sunday and I bet all the thrift stores are closed on Sundays!
     
  20. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Top find DNO!
     

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