Are you a fan of long schoolboy scarves, the kind sold by J. Press, Smart Turnout and others, but your own school isn’t represented? Or maybe you’re the self-cultivated type who never even went to college.
While there are some fashion scarves out there (such as the ones made by Rugby floating around eBay), let’s face it, most are afiliated with a school, and if you’re not afiliated with the school, it’s kind of a faux pas. It’s one thing to wear an American-made regimental striped tie that happens to be nearly identical to that worn in the England by the Queen’s Sewer Rat Catching Dragoon (a favorite quip of Bruce Boyer), but it’s quite another to wear the black and orange of Princeton with other items of clothing that might lead people to believe you went there.
And so our own Millennial Fogey pointed out to me the great fun you can have designing your own scarf with English firm of Ryder & Amies, which bills itself as “the original university store since 1864.”
You can even have a logo embroidered. I wonder if Hozumi-san would mind if I used one of his little Ivy Boy smiley faces… — CC