Monday, October 19, 2009

indie boys are neurotic

I have become a wearer of scarves.

I am not entirely sure how this happened to me. You remember me, the one who for years first bemoaned the very existence of scarves as entirely unnecessary, then scoffed at them as pretentious? Well lately, about 100 years after the rest of the world has been artfully draping silky or nubbly or diaphanous ribbons around their swan throats, I have been finding myself eyeing up the scarf racks that festoon every store from boutiques (although they would only have two in the store, of course) to drugstores.

I test drove the style first, wearing scarves to a couple of concerts recently.
It was a pretty safe thing to do, akin to wearing camouflage, as scarves have been an integral part of the indie kid uniform the world over for the past several years. No one stared, no one whispered behind their hand.

Today I wore a scarf while running errands. With a rock pin nonetheless. I may have created a monster.

Don't be surprised if you see me wearing one of these some day soon.

20 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You look hawt in that scarf.

justrun said...

Oh, this is weird. I, too, have a somewhat new found scarf addiction. I mean, you cannot argue, they are fabulous!
And I'm liking the hat! (Or is that still a toque?)

Wandering Coyote said...

I can't do scarves. My neck gets too hot!

Allison said...

You rock that pashmina!

I own far too many, but they work as art more my bedroom walls when I'm not wearing one. :)

SME said...

Scarves are irresistable. They're my favourite useless item, tho there are times when you need to fill that gap between shirt collar and top button.

bloody awful poetry said...

It is far far too hot over here to even want to look at scarves, unless you have a deeply ingrained sadomasochistic streak in you. But your piece of green cloth looks fabulous. On you, of course. And only you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was pretty toasty, Dr M. ... oh ... hawt! I'm blushing.

It's beginning to become more and more apparent that we were indeed separated at birth, Justrun.
Rule of thumb, if it's wool, it's a touque.

It's definitely a cold weather sport, Wandering Coyote.

I own a few (never worn), which hang over doorknobs and bed frames as well, Al. I do love functional art!

I imagine, if arranged carefully, SME, they would hide any missing shirt buttons, saving us all time and the frustration of having to find the sewing kit.

Nobody else in the entire world can wear green, so says the mighty BAP. But this scarf is big enough that it can also be used as a skirt. Folk festival wear!

Evelyne said...

I'm starting to own too many scarves, but it's cold around here (my excuse for owning too many). At first, I didn't like them with only a shirt but over the last month I've been wearing them more. But I love tuques, it's one of my favourite items in the colder months of the year.

~Jen~ said...

i love the pashmina...!! i have a brown one that rich in the uk found at a pub in germany i think...some posh lady left it behind he sed and he nabbed it 4 me lol

mister anchovy said...

go for it...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love touques too, Evelyne, on other people. I just don't have a good hat-wearing head.

Rich is obviously a keeper, Jen. Only a true friend would nab a pashmina for you.

This is precisely what I am going to attempt, Mr Anchovy.

kelly said...

i noticed a plethora of scarves on both male and female types in Paris...

no way in hell was I going to buy or start wearing one

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You probably carry your wallet in your back pocket too, don't you, Kelly?

kelly said...

yes I do, isn't that where guys do carry it?

what does that mean?

its a very thin wallet, credit card debit card, drivers license, health care card, pass key card...and no money.

folding money in front pocket and no change...I hate change in pockets

tell me now what does that mean?

I think I been slammed

Charlie said...

A safety tip: do NOT wear a scarf to bed and choke yourself to death.

Not that you would, of course. Very few scarves look good with footie jammies.

Gifted Typist said...

Scarves rock, and they come in handy when one reaches a certain age and gets overly occupied with getting chilled!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So where do you carry your change then, Kelly? Presumably not in your man-purse. Or do you?

That's exactly why I am currently on the hunt for a scarf with little duckies on it, Charlie. Winnie the Pooh characters will also suffice.

I've been noticing the same tendency for the old lady chills in myself, Gifted. It's a troubling trend. Not that we are old ladies, but , you know, someday...

kelly said...

i throw it in the compartment in the car or in can at home and when full I roll it up...last time I had over $200!

John Mutford said...

Wow, looks like the scarf fairy has been working overtime. I put one on the other day as a joke, making fun of pretentious people and then, lo and behold, I've been wearing it all week. Get this: my neck is warmer! And I like it.

Volly said...

I've never been much of a scarfy, but this has a bit to do with my ex-husband, and I won't bore you with the details here. I only turn to the scarf drawer if my limited array of necklaces yields nothing that doesn't look stale.

Every time I wear one, though, I get a compliment.
(shrug)