Show us your scarves ...

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

  1. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    The 'Scardigan' is great! I have to say, only Canada could come up with that scarf. It's a design masterpiece! If you ever find another one you will have to let me know, i could happily wear that.

    It's rare to see a thread on the FL where the Brits and Canadians dominate the discussions! I don't suppose there are many Californians who get excited over scarves (or have any real need to). I'm still waiting to see lots of northern European scarves. Germany and Scandinavia are well represented on the suit threads, now we need their input on silk scarves.
     
  2. Hal

    Hal Practically Family

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    Silk scarves, rather like the British Tootal and Sammy scarves but usually without a wool lining, were very popular in Germany around 1960; my student contemporaries wore them with an overcoat much as one wears a tie with a jacket.
     
  3. DNO

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    That red wool number by Forsyth is a nice looking scarf HodgePodge!

    I spot those 'Scardigans' once in a while but I've never picked one up. I tend to like playing with the 'knot' of the scarf. Buttons just wouldn't work with me!

    Given this particular winter, I think I've worn a wool scarf once...this very long wool Aquascutum:

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  4. DNO

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    It's interesting to see a scarf by Currie, HodgePodge. I run into that maker often, usually (but not always) in the form of short white silk scarves. Given the frequency that I encounter Currie scarves, I'm assuming that its a Canadian maker.
     
  5. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars

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    I'd actually never seen one, or knew such a thing existed until I came upon it when we were clearing out an uncle's house. Sounds like DNO is your man

    Thanks:) It seems to have been popular with the moths, too :( Still wearable, but certainly not "Sunday Best" anymore.


    Most of the Currie labelled stuff I see is not-quite-yet-destroyed polyester ties with the black and gold tag.

    I did a bit of searching for Currie scarves and happened upon one that was tagged as "E&S Currie LTD." The tag says "loomed in Scotland," but when I plugged that company name into Google I got back a few hits from the Toronto archives listing an "E & S Currie Neckwear" that at one point in time had a factory near Wellington and Bay. In 1904 a fire started in the factory, resulting in Toronto's "Great Fire." (This is apparently the earliest known video footage of Toronto. Firemen responding to the fire)

    There doesn't seem to be much mention of whether or not Currie rebuilt the factory, or where, but I found an ad in the 1949 Ottawa Citizen for "Currie" Styled scarves.

    Industry Canada has records for "Currie Neckwear LTD" and "E & S Currie LTD", but those only have dates going back to the late '70s, up to a dissolution in the late '90s.
     
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  6. DNO

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    Interesting. The 1904 fire was quite the fire. Thanks for the research.

    And regarding the Scardigan...guess I should have been paying attention! Saw one at a thrift store today...needed a good cleaning but it was sound. Didn't pick it up...I'm looking for silks right now. Unfortunately it was in a different, though not too distant, city!
     
  7. TipTop

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    Psycho Bunny Shop Rag challis, ties down a wild hat. (But no, I don't use it around my motorcycles).:eeek:
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    And speaking of "scardigans" PB makes jardigans ; pretty neat.
     
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  8. Hunt49

    Hunt49 New in Town

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    Here is my first attempt to load photos. Thanks Nathan for your help in teaching me how to post pics!! Can't wait to go back to Toronto! Two Types and DNO are lucky to live in such a cool town!



    The one on the left I bought at Cabaret in Toronto!

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  9. Two Types

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    That looks like a nice scarf. Any chance of a close up and a view of the label?
     
  10. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    liking this one DNO
     
  11. Two Types

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    I have just spotted this on Ebay: an Eton silk square. Isn't that exactly what you are after?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110833839658&clk_rvr_id=322077367978
     
  12. Spitfire

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    Thanks for the link, TwoTypes - I'll have a go at it - and wonder what to do with the jumpers and the rest of the stuff.
     
  13. Hunt49

    Hunt49 New in Town

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    Actually it does not have one. I wish I could show it to you...
     
  14. DNO

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    After a bit of a drought, some success at the thrift shops today. Interesting scarf, silk on one side, raw silk on the other. Made in Italy for Eatons, a large Canadian department store (now defunct).

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    With the arrival of Spring tomorrow I expect that the scarf availability will drop off but I'll keep looking.
     
  15. Two Types

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    This is my latest. I don't normally buy wool backed scarves, but it was a good price. And it is more unusual to see a pattern on the wool backing.

    The scarf is by 'Duggie' (probably 1960s):

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    Here is a close up of the pattern:
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  16. Two Types

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    I've had another scarf shopping session. So here goes:

    The 'East End Thrift Store' in Whitechapel seems to have a number of vintage German scarves. Firstly 'Matt Luxor':
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    This is by 'Seta Lana' (whatever that means?):
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  17. Two Types

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    I did a bit of a trawl of the vintage shops in Glasgow, looking for Tootal scarves (but only looking for patterns that are NOT paisley):

    I like this one, simply because it is blue (very unusual for a Tootal) and has such a wonderfully simple pattern:
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    This caught my eye, simply because it is reversible:
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    And another pattern you don't see very often:
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    So now I own lots of lovely new scarves ..... just in time for spring.
     
  18. DNO

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    Especially like the Max Luxor (great colours) and the blue Tootal, Two Types. I have a number of wool/silk scarves. They are certainly more common here than other varieties. I usually only pay the Canadian equivalent of one or two pounds sterling for them.
     
  19. Two Types

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    £2 is a great price for any scarf. The 'Matt Luxor' cost £5. As for the Tootals, they range greatly in price: of the three I posted yesterday: the blue was £8, the reversible one was £10 and the yellow one was free. On the rare occasions that they appear in charity shops, I might get them for £2 or £3. But some vintage shops in London charge £20+ for a good quality Tootal scarf. The most I have paid is £25. But that was for a design that I loved. It was a stylish mix of the traditional paisley and a mid-20th century geometric design. It was worth the extra money since I had not seen one before - and have not seen one since.
     
  20. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    I really like the Duggie Majestic wool backed one TT a real beauty IMHO.
     

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