I have a couple Esquire and Apparel Arts illustrations showing men with their jacket openings filled with a scarf in what is obviously summer weather, but I never thought to try wearing one myself until Michael Drake showed me his lightweight desert cloth and linen scarves. Neckerchiefs and ascots, sure, but never a scarf. So I asked myself how often a man gets to experiment with a new look that has a grounding in my favorite clothing era?
Risk taker that I am, I now find myself having spent a not inconsiderable sum on a couple of summer scarves with the vague intent of wearing them on weekends with a polo and a shirt jacket or safariana where they will presumeably keep the sun off of my neck and wick away the odd bit of sweat.
Mr. Drake's scarves are of course beautiful stuff, but that is evident from the photo. Wearing them out of the house will obviously be the test. I shall report back on whether I felt uncomfortable.