I love vintage football scarves for some of the designs are so very colourful and beautiful. A great accessory to spice up dark and cold winter days or a dull coat….
The history of the football scarf started at the early 1900s in Britain. These coloured scarves have been traditional supporter wear for fans of association football teams across the world, even those in warmer climates. This phenomenon comes in a wide variety of sizes and are made in a club’s particular colours and may contain the club crest, pictures of renowned players, and various slogans relating to the history of the club and its rivalry with others. At some clubs supporters will sometimes perform a ‘scarf wall’ in which all supporters in a section of the stadium will stretch out their scarves above their heads with both hands, creating an impressive ‘wall’ of colour.
And now we’ve gone full circle with the Savile Rogue, billed as the world’s most luxurious football scarf. The scarves are produced by one of the oldest cashmere mills in Scotland from the finest cashmere wool – and in a colour scheme of virtually all the world’s leading teams. Featured above are two examples – Bolton Wanderers and West Ham. Each scarf comes in a presentation box and retails for £36. http://www.savile-rogue.com/
Maison Martin Margiela
In the Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M, the hooligan sweater. Its made from football scarves…
Comme des Garçons shirt
I was so happily surprised when, during my recent visit to Tokyo, I found a football scarf by Comme Des Garçons Shirt. It’s woven in the same material and technique as the genuine ones. It’s the completion of my own collection of football scarves and I can’t wait to wear it !