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This article appears to be of an appropriate length for the subject matter under discussion. It is also appropriately categorized and wikified.

By nature, stubbing and tagging articles devalues them, giving them an aura of unreliability and making them seem less credible. As part of my personal campaign to free up articles that have been stubbed and tagged without cause, this article has been disenstubbified.

If any editor disagrees, and would rather re-stub it than improve it by adding actual content, please discuss here. The Editrix 03:53, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Evening Scarf[edit]

What about the evening scarf? --Username132 (talk) 23:43, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Picture of a Scarf Wall?[edit]

Anyone able to post a picture of a 'Scarf wall' as described?

I am awaiting for a permission to use an awesome (but copyrighted) photo that there's on Flickr, and I'll post it myself when/if I get it. :) —Rotring 17:33, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Permission granted, image posted. :) —Rotring 13:06, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Different ways of wearing a scarf[edit]

Harry Potter/Doctor Who scarf connection doubtful[edit]

"Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor on Doctor Who had a 20+-foot-long scarf as a characteristic part of his wardrobe. Such a scarf or a similar one has, since, become an icon, especially in the United Kingdom, of characters that go on long or impressive journeys, such as Harry Potter." However, elsewhere in the article: "Students in the United Kingdom traditionally wear academic scarves with distinctive combinations of striped colours identifying their individual university or college." -- In light of this, the Harry Potter/Doctor Who scarf connection seems rather dubious to me. Potter's scarf is just his school (Hogwarts} scarf, right? -- Writtenonsand 01:16, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Wrong. These are incredibly important aspects of pop culture, especially in the Anglophone world. I recommend the immediate reintroduction to this article of both the Doctor Who and Harry Potter connexions. -- (talk) 04:47, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

I agree about the Doctor Who connections being important, but I have read all seven books and watched all the current movies and I never noticed scarves being prominent, except for showing what house they were with their colors. If anything, that should be under the part about private schools. However, I added a small section about the Doctor Who scarf because of how prominent it is in pop culture. Apologies for any stupid mistakes I may have made. (talk) 16:07, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Article confusion[edit]

There seems to be both differences and similarities between kerchief, bandana, and several other articles. In my opinion, the bandana should have a separate article as it is an incredibly important aspect of western American dress and has unique characteristics such as special tying knots and decorative slides. They are also known more recently as cowboy "wild rags." The kerchief, bandana, scarf, neckerchief, handkerchief, do-rag and headscarf articles have many similarities and cross connections (or lack of them when they should exist). The article on the scarf shows Scout neckerchiefs in an image, but there is no link to the neckerchief article. The Scout neckerchief derived from the western American bandana as it was worn by American scout Frederick Russell Burnham (see his photos while in Africa). So there is that connection, too.
The photo of the girl here in the kerchief article is also shown on the headscarf article as an example. If "kerchief" means "to cover the head", then it is basically a headscarf. Bandanas are work as head kerchiefs by some people such as motorcyclists, in which case they are often called "head wraps", and function in a way similar to a do-rag. Also, where I live in Southern California, silk bandanas are often worn under a vaquero's hat in a similar way. Some of these things are mentioned in the do-rag article, but not in the kerchief article.
It seems that one of the articles could be used as a general article (likely Scarf), with short descriptions and links to the main, more specific articles. - Parsa (talk) 18:41, 29 July 2010 (UTC)


This link (to a commercial site selling scarves) was previously cited as a reference --Riitoken (talk) 14:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)


Looks like someone with English as a second language has edited this section. Have edited so it makes sense.--Bigmeuprudeboy (talk) 15:21, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Kremer? Really?[edit]

I'm not sure if Kremer is actually a synonym for scarf, as stated by this article. Maybe it's just not used in the United States (where I live). A quick Google search reveals the only uses of "Kremer" and "scarf" together are copy-pasted from this article, or otherwise clearly based on it, or are people with the name Kremer that were mentioned alongside the word "scarf", but don't have enough influence or mention to make it reasonable that it's an eponym[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wurstmaster (talkcontribs) 16:26, 29 December 2013 (UTC)