Riviera Scarf, British Climate
When a Scarf Becomes a ShirtI pulled on an old vintage silk scarf the other day, as I fancied wearing one rather than a shirt under a sweater. Matched with a pair of white jeans from Brooks Brothers and some Grenson Clifford tassled loafers, I felt ready for my Campari. And then it rained.
I prefer the scarf and sweater combination to the cravat within a shirt alternative in summer. There's a little bit of Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief about the no shirt approach. It can be fiddly to get right. Tie it too loosely and it can start to billow out and look a bit Regency; too tight and it can either disappear inside the sweater or look like a neck brace. Maybe I need look into cravat clips.
On the sweater front, it needs to have a fairly tight crew neck, otherwise there will be unpleasant areas of skin showing 'twixt sweater and scarf.