Often times people equate the scarf to being solely a woman's accessory. However, throughout history, men have used scarves both to have functional purposes and to serve as fashion accessories. With A$AP Rocky's recent adornment of a silk scarf at LACMA's Art and Film Gala, we find it important to give a nod to the men in music who came before A$AP with their fashionable usages of the scarf.
Andre 3000 was once presumed to be the "the only rapper on earth who collected antique silk scarves" . Luckily, we are seeing a emergence of male artists who are unafraid to find unique ways to wear a traditionally "feminine" accessory. Artists like Andre 3000 and Lenny Kravitz have always been men in the music industry who have moved fashion forward in gender neutral ways.
It'd be absurd of us to not mention Jimi Hendrix and his influence on fashion in the male music industry. Jimmy Hendrix's iconic "headband" (which was just a folded scarf) has served as one of the most iconic accessories in rock and roll. In fact, many of his scarves are considered artifacts of history and have been auctioned off for thousands of dollars.
LINEA Germania creates scarves for everyone. We encourage both women and men to wear our scarves in any way that they want in order to discover their own personal style.
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