Hey everyone, I’m back from the holidays. Yes, we had a wonderful time. I’d never been to Croatia. It was lovely. Beautiful coast, nice people, great food. Of course the weather was magnificent, the sort of meteorological conditions in which having a bare neck is socially prescribed.
Oh, yes, it is quite shocking going from 34 degrees and sun to 17 degrees and clouds. I’ll be fine as long as I remember to wear a shirt and jacket to work and not my Billabong tank top. I did remember to put on trousers instead of my swim shorts today, didn’t I? Haha.
On that note, since we’ve established that it’s a wee bit chilly in Luxembourg, I was wondering if you thought it might be okay, hypothetically speaking, for a man to start wearing a scarf again. Outdoors, obviously, because one doesn’t want to get a cold, but also indoors. Yes, even at work. Yes, even while sitting at a desk.
Am I asking for myself? How utterly silly. Of course not. I’m asking for a friend. His name? Calvin. Where’s he from? He’s Scandinavian, actually. Well, he’s also sort of French and Scottish. He’s pan-European.
Right, so do you think it would be okay for, uh, Calvin to start wearing a scarf again? You do? That’s a relief because I’m sure plenty of other men are just dying to simultaneously decorate and protect their necks but are too embarrassed to do so. You know what? I should lead the way. Let me be the first.
As it happens, I’ve got a scarf I carry around for emergencies. It’s right here in my dedicated scarf satchel where it’s been since, well, June 19th, the last day I wore my beloved grey neck belt. You don’t think people will make fun of me, do you? You don’t think people will resent that I’m welcoming autumn too early, do you? Oh, thank you. Yes, I also think I look rather nice.
Nicolo A. is an incurable, unrepentant indoor scarf wearer who works in a climate-controlled office in Luxembourg City