Sunday, January 10, 2010
I really want a striped scarf
(They might be available in the States too, but I hadn't noticed them there. Though perhaps scarf-wearing among men is more common in Europe than in the States as a whole?)
But almost as soon as I noticed these scarves, I also realized that they are men's scarves. Only men wear them. I have never seen a woman wearing them. But because I hadn't seen these scarves before in the States, I did not already think of them as menswear.
To me, nothing about them makes them exclusively for men. I mean, they're dark gray or black but women wear dark-colored scarves. I haven't been to a clothing store here yet, but I'm sure they'll be sold in the menswear section.
Perhaps over time I won't want one anymore as I become socialized to think that they're for men. But for now, I really do.