April 15, 2009
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I’ve been searching for what must now be months for a suitably dapper silk scarf in the vast majority of Dublin’s charity shops. Alas, it’s been to no avail. Well, that isn’t quite true, there’s rather an abundance of them but they’re all of that decidedly geriatric (perhaps to be expected…?) and musty variety with their too-dated patterns and shades (often a touch too feminine for my liking).

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Now I’m not in a position to speedily log onto Etsy and shop these beauties by the cartload but I’m sure they’re bound to make more of a worthy purchase than those railed against above. Jason Kinney of Paupervoile is based in Portland, Oregon and manufactures what look to be exquisitely crafted squares of cloth to be worn as one wishes. While the price isn’t the lowest by any means, an explanation of the process – one which involves laborious hand-printing and crafting – goes some way in offering a justification.

I quite fancy the idea of knotting the scarf below ’round the neck and pairing with that charcoal Junk de Luxe blazer I seem to be wearing incessantly these days. The Swiss red cross makes for a delicious juxtaposition with the white birds. Most impressive too, is that ornate, kind of ecclesiastical-interiors pattern which is threaded through much of the collection. Enough gushing, more saving…

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  • Style-Sphere April 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    They are both fantastic scarfs, the detail is incredible! It is a difficult quest to find good prints on mens scarfs. Bogartys on Aungier Streets had a few pretty interesting quaint gentlemen scarfs about two years ago, perhaps there are some still knocking around.;)

  • LJ April 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    yumm..damn etsy…………..xx-LJ from SOS!

  • D.D. April 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    That’s the best thing about living in London, the old people are stylish so they charity shops are GOLD.

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  • sparklingwhine April 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Love the manly scarfs. It is no mean feat to mind male-freindly versions of female staple items. If you can find a good male broach, I will be indebted to you! sparklingwhinex