I was out in the city last night, and my neck was freaking freezing for most of the time. I’d opted not to wear my usual go-to scarf, a cashmere blend, because it’s just a bit too warm for the full on wool treatment. And as it turns out, I didn’t really have anything lighter weight and better suited to early spring. Which is why I want to get myself one of these, and why you should consider it as well: The Hill-Side Selvage Chambray Scarf.
Here it is in Plum Violet (aka: red)
The details on this guy? It’s 5 oz. selvage chambray, one wash, and 100% cotton. The chambray is sourced from Kojima, Japan, and everyone pretty much seems to agree that it’s the best you can get your hands on (check the writeup at Context, or this article at Selectism, if you’re looking for some confimation). It’s also hand made in NY, and available in a slew of colors. The Plum Violet, Black, and Kyoto Violet (aka: purple) varieties are personal favorites.
The folks at The Hill-Side have also had the common decency to make sure the scarf is big enough that you can actually wrap it around a bit, too. It’s nearly 6 feet long, and measures 21″ across. So you’ll definitely be able to protect your neck.
A few more looks, at the Black and Kyoto Violet iterations:
In Black (white weft threads give it that texture)
Here’s the Kyoto Plum version
A close-up of the chambray and the redline selvage. You can really see the character of the fabric here
And one final shot: The Hill-Side logo. Just because I dig it
The Hill-Side Selvage Chambray Scarf will run you $80. Which is not bad at all, considering the quality of the fabric, the fact that it’s hand made in the US, and the simple truth that you’re really not going to find anything else like it out there.
You can click on over to Context, Blackbird, or Detour to pick one up. Take a look around at the ties, pocket squares, and bandanas, too.
(Images courtesy of Por Homme and Blackbird)
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