Men’s scarf guide part 7

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Men’s scarf guide part 7

Scarf materials, number 6: alpaca

Often confused both with a camel and a llama, the Alpaca is a domesticated camelid from South America. The wool of the alpaca is similar to the sheep but far more luxurious and significantly warmer because the fibers are hollow and have an air chamber. It has a silky shine to it and is one of my favorite natural fibers. The best alpaca qualities in the world come from Peru and are designated as a baby and royal baby Alpaca indicating a thickness between 19–22 micron. Obviously, this is thicker than the best cashmere qualities, but due to the softer surface of Alpaca fibers, it feels almost as soft as the best cashmere qualities. Therefore Alpaca scarves are the perfect companion if you want a warm but soft scarf. Alpaca comes in 24 natural colors, with white being the most popular because it can be dyed in the most shades. Generally, the natural white fibers are of slightly superior quality. Alpaca does not have lanolin usually found in wool or cashmere, which makes it the perfect material for people otherwise allergic to wool or animal hair.

Scarf materials, number 7: cotton

Not often found in scarves intended for the practical purpose, cotton is a cool and light fabric that is perfect for warmer climates due to its breathability. Often found in the cooler, yet warm climates of Southern California, cotton scarves are incredibly popular with the hipster demographic, but also the dandies of today and businessmen looking to impart some personal flair into an otherwise monotonous wardrobe.

Scarf materials, number 8: Linen

Derived from the flax plant, linen is without question, equivocation or mental reservation, the lightest and coolest fabric for fashionable scarves. We know linen from the suits, pants, and shirts we wear in the summer and the Irish linen handkerchiefs we carry in our pockets. For fashion scarves in the summer months or warm climates, it’s tough to beat linen. In addition, linen can actually help to keep you cool under the hot sun and provide some protection for your skin.

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