it’s funny bc i bought that Arab head scarf last year off a military website and started wearing it as a scarf, and some people looked at me like i was crazy. now as i wear it again this fall, i can’t help but notice so many people wearing it on the street.
You guys adore anything Sart posts! WTF! Where’s the dissenting opinion??? The guy looks ridiculous! It was probably 50+ degrees that day! What is sartorial about this? Quirky does not equal sartorial, even if he is wearing a scarf.(I just slammed the period key on my keyboard really hard)
Unfortunately, I have to agree with the last poster. There is nothing sartorial about this look but i think that it’s more about the lifestyle (hiphop) on that picture and not so much about an elegant outfit. ;)
At least I am happy to see an hiphoper without bling-bling.
Absolutely nothing new or interesting in this outfit. All the pieces are overdone by now. I mean, how many more Yasser Arafat scarves can we have on nyc streets? And that jacket? Sold and worn everywhere! Don’t get me wrong, I love your posts, Sart, and I guess I can take this post as a representation of or a look at today’s hipster/hip-hopper fashion. After all, this guy managed to fit all the key elements of current young people’s fashion. The creativity in hipster fashion is long deadâ€¦or swallowed by consumerism.
The scarf is called a keffiyeh. It is the traditional male Arab headdress.
And they are everywhere, on young men and women, even in this provincial town of eastern Scotland.
They look great, but every time I see one I want to stop the person and make sure they know what it means (support for Palestine liberation). A cause which I strongly support and hence have been wearing keffiyehs for years, far before their revival.