• The Cashmere Scarf


    Baby, it's cold outside. The mercury is finally dropping in the Northeast after what has been an unusually warm December—and that means leaving the house in a scarf. Though I have a collection of university, cable-knits, and tartans in wool, lately, I've been wrapping up in my Thomas Pink houndstooth rendered in an incredibly soft cashmere wool* ($300). The fringe tassels maintain the luxuriousness of cashmere while removing a bit of the fussiness.

    Mr. Pink was an 18th century London tailor who designed the iconic hunting coat worn by Masters of Foxhounds, whippers-in, and huntsmen. The coat was made of scarlet cloth but was always referred to as a PINK, in honor of its originator. Meticulous attention to detail, exclusive fabric, and exquisite craftsmanship were the hallmarks of a PINK coat. Today, Thomas Pink carries on the name and tradition of Mr. Pink, crafting pieces like this houndstooth cashmere scarf which embody the British heritage of the iconic PINK coat.

    *courtesy of Thomas Pink

    Jan 12, 2012 | Permalink (7) Total Comments

    Eric left a comment on 2/25/2012 at 1:47 PM:

    A friend of mine made an infinity scarf for me out of 2 yards of this identical houndstooth pattern in a super thick wool.  Classic, modern, and extremely practical for cold New England winters.

    Sartre left a comment on 1/18/2012 at 5:00 PM:

    Terrific looking scarf.

    Els left a comment on 1/16/2012 at 11:36 PM:

    Beggscotland.com for Anna

    CHC left a comment on 1/16/2012 at 8:33 PM:

    The price is crazy but I like the whole idea, houndstooth, soft cashmere, sounds good…

    Kionon left a comment on 1/16/2012 at 6:12 PM:

    FEC, I have a few scarves like this inherited from my dad. Unfortunately, they have no labels and… well, you may have noticed that it’s 70 outside here in DFW. Not a whole lot of use.

    Anna left a comment on 1/16/2012 at 5:10 PM:

    Ever heard of Begg of Scotland? I recently inherited one of their cashmere scarves from my grandfather and I haven’t been able to find a whole lot of info about the company.

    Alexander left a comment on 1/16/2012 at 5:07 PM:

    Great company- their shirts are impeccably made.