A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Dec 10, 2007

Portland - Officially Scarf Crazy

Since I take trimet in to work every morning, the cold weather has me taking reasonable precautions.  I've been wearing a cashmere scarf that was a gift from my boss (best boss ever) and a warm Carhart hat along with my lined North Face jacket.

Sometimes when you're on the train you have time to think.  Tonight was one of those nights and I did an observational survey of the train to notice the remarkable penetration of scarves in the winter clothing market among train commuters.  It's incredible.  All kinds of different scarves are represented - striped ones a la Harry Potter, Fuzzy girly scarves, orange scarves matching the orange jackets they were paired with, funky argyle, hipster Portland indie.

I noticed that there were as many men wearing scarves on the bus as women, which for whatever reason I was surprised by.  It's interesting the different ways that men wear scarves.There's the once-around forward over-jacket:

Then there's the once-around forward under jacket (my personal preference)

There's the let it hang:

There's the once-around double-back:

And finally, there's always the front & back:

flickr sources:

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5 comments:

Aaron said...

You forgot the basically-let-it-hang-but-cross-right-side-over-left-side-when-you-button-your-overcoat look, which allows the top of the necktie to show.

And you deign to call yourself a scarf-wearer.

ioscode said...

See many of these? http://static.flickr.com/113/308689259_58402059e2.jpg
It's the slip knot scarf style :-p That what Emily does, but apparently Wolverine is into it too!

ioscode said...

This dude loves it too! scarffage Look how happy he is to be wearing his scarf in a slip knot!

./dave said...

I want to be that happy... maybe I'll wear my scarf like that tomorrow...

./dave said...

Ok, so I tried it today and I gotta say... I'm pretty happy.