Men’s scarf guide part 8

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Men’s scarf guide part 8

Scarf materials, number 9: pashmina

Originally, produced using the delicate under hair of goats from the Kashmir region in India, pashmina used to be a very thin, delicately woven and luxurious fabric. Typically worn by women, pashmina has made a recent transfer into men’s fashion and is no longer exclusive to the square feminine scarves, despite that being its predominant use. Today, many scarves are advertised as pashmina, but the huge problem is that it is not a protected term and as such anything can be sold to you as pashmina. At best, you will end up with inferior cashmere or wool that is blended with silk and at worst, you get something made out of the viscose-polyester blend. In any major city in the world, you will find the street vendors offering you pashmina scarves for $5. Basically, these items are produced in one big batch from inferior materials and then sold across the globe. As such I can only recommend staying away from anything advertised as pashmina because in 99.9% of the cases it is not the real thing. If you can get a little sample, you can do a burn test and see if the scarf is really made from the pashmina.

Scarf materials, number 10: fleece

When it comes to scarves, fleece is often called “Polar Fleece” and is widely known for its warming capabilities and resistance to natural elements including water, wind, and cold. Typically, polar fleece is made of synthetic materials. However, actual fleece is woven from the shaved coat of the sheep or long-haired goat before it has been made into a yarn or thread. Today, a scarf designated as fleece is made of an artificial fiber 99.999% of the time. However, I suggest to always go with natural hair, such as alpaca, silk or cashmere.

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