Men’s scarf guide part 6

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Men’s scarf guide part 6

Scarf materials, number 4: cashmere

An exquisitely soft and luxurious wool, cashmere is woven from the yarn of fine underhair of the cashmere goat. Each goat produces only 150 – 200 grams a year, which is just enough for a single scarf. Unlike, many other materials it actually becomes softer over time and is widely considered the gold standard for many luxury articles of clothing from sweaters to scarves and socks. Despite being very lightweight, it still maintains adequate protection from the cold. It is one fabric often blended with other wools or even polyester, because of its price. However, always bear in mind that you can find a huge difference in the quality of cashmere. Natural white and lighter colored cashmere is much more expensive than darker grayish or brown cashmere because only the lighter colored underhair can be dyed into our vivid colors. The darker fibers can only be used for dark colors. While top quality cashmere typically features less than 0.5% of guard hair, cheaper quality scarves often contain more than 5% of guard hair, which is rougher and less desirable.

Scarf materials, number 5: silk

A natural fiber, it is harvested from the larvae cocoons of the mulberry silkworm. One of the most elegantly viewed fibers in the world, silk is the basis for the vast majority of high-quality accessories and all forms of neckwear. When buying a bow tie, necktie or cravat, you certainly want to seek out 100% silk made ties unless of course, you are specifically looking for something like a cotton or linen tie for a summer ensemble. Silk is often imitated but never duplicated. It can be shiny or matte but is always exquisite and delicately refined. When it comes to scarves, silk can be found at the basis for many formal scarves that are paired gracefully with a dinner jacket or tails.

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