September 11, 2009  ·  mail  ·  style

Mailbag: Just a scarf and suit?

Forza writes: "I read your post on wearing a scarf with a suit, but how about wearing JUST a scarf with a suit, without a shirt, in summer?" Answer: The photo shown here depicts the only time we've ever seen this successfully pulled off, at a Boss Black runway show. This has an extremely high degree of difficulty, requiring a finely tuned balance of wardrobe, fitness and hygiene considerations. On top of that, in how many situations would this actually be appropriate? Maybe a really fashionable beach party... at night... in Monaco or on the French Riviera or possibly Cuba. That's about it. We can't recommend making the attempt.

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