(Left) Dress by Margaret Howell; camel scarf by COS; lilac scarf by Folk; mustard scarf by Toast. (Right) Dress by MHL by Margaret Howell; navy and gray scarf by GANT Rugger; pink scarf by Folk; burgundy scarf by Margaret Howell My family feels very strongly about scarves. They wear them devotedly and generously give them to one another, but then “borrow” them back, sometimes without asking and for extended periods. It’s not uncommon for my dad to say to my sister, “That’s a great scarf—is it mine?” I shake my head, but I understand the connection people have to scarves. After all, you develop an attachment to something you wear every day. A good scarf does more than keep us warm: It shows the world a hint of personality, a flash of color, a blaze of pattern and a sense of style. While the rest of your wardrobe rotates, the perfect scarf captures your feelings for the season. Many years ago as a student in Paris, as the weather turned cooler I began to consider what scarf to wear. I didn’t want to look too eager and be the first person This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fourteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Fashion Issue 19 On Courage The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude.