August 6, 2008

Trend: Shemagh Scarves

These scarves have been seen everywhere theses days. The fashion chain Urban Outfitters sales them now lol! I have originally seen them being sold on the streets of New York,  but I didn't know if they coulld be considered a knock-off of some designer?!

To give you a little background info....
They can be called "shemagh, keffiyeh, or yashmag". They are traditional headdresses worn by Arab men. They are worn because of the dry climate that these men live in and occasionally because of sand storms etc. Also now while American troops are in war, you can see American men wearing them as well too. (This is how I think they became popular in America; a soldier came home and one of kids saw it and thought it was dope and had to wear it! lol)

I personally have three; one in blue, red, and white! I love them soo much. I am not going to be buying anymore of them, because I want to try more silk scarves this fall. 
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--Christian Nathaniel

8 comments:

tsad said...

Im torn between those scarves. I used to like them, then everyone had them, and then I spited them, and now Im lost as if i want one for back to school, idk I'll probably get one, like yours, because black and white is the majority of my closet.

dressed said...

Go ahead and get one! I got mine from NY though.

bringmerice said...

man~ u are awesome christian...and i realllllly miss u T.T this website is looking absolutely amazing! ur so talented ^^ <333

dressed said...

Awwww thanks boo!! I miss you too Cindy! And thanks I hope my magazine is very successful in the future

CUT SLEEVE BOY said...

ohhhh so thats what they're called. I've been trying to figure out what those things are and even came up with my own names for them (bandana-scarf, badanarf, barf). I own two at the moment, and hope to add more to my collection!

dressed said...

Haha yea, I had to do a little research to find the official name though lol. And what colors do you have?

Tay said...

I have a couple. They exploded and now everyone has at least one. Its cool...its not like they are extra ordinary scarves or anything. I usually wear them like regular scarves, tying them in knots in the front. I think I got one on in my profile picture--around my face, it was raining that day!

dressed said...

I never thought about tying them in knots, that sounds pretty cool, send me a picture of how you do that.