Cashmere is a precious textile fiber made of the hair of Capra hircus.
Its name comes from Kashmir, the historical region now divided between India, Pakistan and China, where it has been exported to Europe since the beginning of the XIX Century.
The thinnest and finer part is the hair of the undercoat and is called duvet, that is the bottom layer soft and woolly; the thickest part with rigid and coarse hair come from the outer coat and is called giarre.
Hair are picked with a run manual combing of the coat during the moulting season, which is in spring. The average production is about 100/200 grams of hair for each adult animal.
Cashmere is soft, silky and velvety, giving a warm and soft sensation.
In fashion collections of recent years, cashmere scarves have become increasingly protagonists. Cashmere blends classicism and elegance with comfort, in a perfect union of beauty and practicality.
Italy is the first processor in the world of fine cashmere. Italian craftsmanship is leader of elegance
all over the world, thanks to the constant search for quality that leads to a perfect combination of beauty and comfort. That's why our handmade scarves a symbol of luxury and quality.
Paolo Albizzati is an Italian brand specialized in the production of ties, bow ties, scarves and pocket squares. The neckwear Paolo Albizzati is now sold in the best stores and boutiques worldwide.
Paolo Albizzati cashmere scarves are the “must have” for winter days: a line of elegant scarves processed with extreme rigor at every stage, from the research of yarns to the finishing touch.
Choose between our winter scarves for a special occasion or for the perfect Christmas gift!
How to tie scarves
- Sporty: fold the scarf in half, wrap it around your neck and strung the two ends in the eye that will be formed by the folding. It 'a way to wear the scarf that goes well on a sporty or casual wear.
- Tails ahead: take the extremities of the scarf and bring it to neck matching up the middle of the strip on your throat, then turn the ends by wrapping the neck and let them fall loose on the chest.
- Tails back: do exactly the reverse of the previous procedure. Bring the center of the scarf on the back of the neck and wrap the ends around the neck bringing them back.
- Asymmetrical: place the scarf on the neck with a tail longer than the other, then just wrap the longer part bringing it behind your back. To prevent sliding forward to every movement you can fix it with a soft knot.
- Like a tie: tie the scarf as if it were a big tie.
- Chilly: wrap the scarf around the neck throughout its length, loosely, then secure it by a loose knot at the front and covering it with the upper revs.
- Untied: place simply the scarf on the back of the neck and let the tail fall on the front.
- Drape: if the scarf is very wide, you can use it as a cloth or shawl, draped over your shoulders.
- Wrapped: twist the scarf on itself to form a spiral, then style it with one of the methods above.
How to wear scarves
The cashmere scarf, often considered a useful garment to protect oneself from the cold of winter or the first cold of mid-season, can become a wide accessory in the wardrobe.
For the preciousness and softness of the material it proves to be a little jewel that can make the difference even on a simple outfit.
Some hints for a successful outfit is to combine cashmere scarf with a jacket, a nice sweater with a high neck and a bomber jacket or a long coat type Montgomery.
On the contrary, a combination which we advise against is cashmere scarf and tie together, because it is likely to be out of context in addition to over-crowd the neck.
For a formal occasion like a working day at the office or a restaurant dinner with important guests, you can match a turtleneck sweater - also of the same material of the scarf - with a velvet jacket.
If sweater and jacket are dark in color, cashmere scarf has to be of a light color contrast, such as a cream or a soft blue; if the part above is clear, it can range from a similar hue to an opposite color that breaks the chromatic continuity.
For the underlying part of the outfit, you can range from jeans to wash cotton pants with classic lines or velvet pants, with the addition of accessories such as belts, and lace-up shoes.
Finally, on patterned clothing it's better to prefer plain colour scarves.