Talk:Snood (headgear)

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Anybody have a common-domain photo of a snood? Also, I think there is a difference in style between the snoods worn by Hasidic women today, and the snoods worn in the 19th century... Anybody got more info?


"Snoods became popular again in Europe during World War II. At that time, the British government had placed strict rations on the amount of material that could be used in clothing. While headgear was not rationed, snoods were favored, along with turbans and headscarves, in order to show one's commitment to the war effort."

This is not logical. Commitment to the war effort would be NOT making excessive use of material. Even if its not rationed, it is not going to help the war effort if you wear headwear that uses a lot of material. Could someone clarify or remove?

Hypnoticmonkey (talk) 14:54, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Er, it's pretty obvious. A snood uses less material than a hat. -- Zsero (talk) 20:48, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Not obvious to me and I'd say even debatable. Maybe put this in the article and give some sort of citation proving it uses less material? Hypnoticmonkey (talk) 10:07, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Less by weight if not always less by yardage. Plus the idea was that reused old material would be employed. Johnbod (talk) 12:04, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


I don't know of a freebie image to use, so i'll use this to demonstrate what I mean:

The neckpiece Carlos Tevez is wearing, would this warant a new article under Headwear, or a new one under Neckwear? Either way, I would think it needs a mention. Narcosis17 (talk) 17:15, 6 December 2010 (UTC)


I propose this article is renamed to Snood (clothing) since it can be neckwear, not necessarily headgear. Ben Finn (talk) 16:39, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

No, a snood is used on the head to confine the hair. See the OED: "A fillet, band, or ribbon, for confining the hair; latterly, in Scotland (and the north of England), the distinctive hair-band worn by young unmarried women. More recently, a fashionable bag-like or closed woman's hairnet, usu. worn at the back of the head.".

Something worn around the neck for warmth is a scarf or comforter. The tubular buff is multipurpose and so can be worn in various ways. The polar models are made with fleece section and I suppose that is what the footballers have been wearing. The commentator's usage of snood for this is a neologism which is being used for humour and so we should avoid it.

Colonel Warden (talk) 14:58, 16 December 2010 (UTC)


There is no mention of their popularity amongst men and women in the 1980's. I remember seeing plenty of snoods on Top of the Pops. If anyone could find a nice reference in 'Smash Hits' it would help the modern interpretation of the word. Kayakboy (talk) 22:14, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

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