My shirt was tied up with a scarf today instead of a necktie, and I rather like the way that it looked. I have gone to work with my neck tied up with a scarf in the past, emulating the cravat or neckerchief style, but today I wanted to try something a little different, and so my aim instead was to recreate that old Cowboy movie image of the scarf or bandanna tied point-forward around the neck, where it could be raised up over the mouth and nose to prevent dust and dirt from getting in when riding a horse.
Tailored navy wool blazer – Euromerican Tailors, Hong Kong
Blue cotton shirt with white stripes – Brooks Brothers, ebay
Brown, white and gold polyester scarf in Rococo print – Thrifted
Black leather belt – re-purposed from wedding outfit
Riley jeans in raw denim – G-Star, ebay
Blue leather boots with buckle detail – G-Star
I’m not sure how fantastic I looked with my neck tied up with a scarf, and in fact I imagine that I rather looked like I had some sort of decorated neck-brace on, rather than a stylish cravat. I’m sure that I could have matched the colours better too, but I was working with what I had. On the plus side, we’re having some mid-spring rain in Canberra right now, and it is bitterly cold, so having my neck tied up with a scarf was very beneficial today, and I was positively snug all day.