I am going to say it; the best place to find yourself a silk scarf is in the side-alleys of Rome. Not only are they of an exquisite quality silk as standard, made in Italy itself, but they also cost only about €25, less than half the price of a Peckham Rye. However, since we don't all live in the Eternal City, we'll have to content ourselves with what we have available here. A few examples below.
Divided however, on how to wear one; folded over as one would a tie obviously (not like some ways which just sit around the neck like some kind of bizarre Elizabethan collar) but should it be under or outside the shirt? Outside the shirt, I was reliably informed by the seller in Rome, was the “French” way (which might not be such a bad thing). Yet under the shirt feels very aristocratic somehow and I’ve rarely seen photos of the famous Mod icons wearing a scarf this way, Paul Weller for example usually wears his outside the shirt quite prominently. That’s what I’ll go with for now.
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