tie one on

kids these days




First off, I have to apologize for the constant pun titles. I really can’t help it. It’s almost finals and I’m fairly sure I’ve lost me mind. That being said, I will now move on to a completely different topic. You know how when you were a kid and you never finished cleaning your room because of all the super-rad stuff you found? Turns out some of us never grow up. When I was going through stuff yesterday, I found a pamphlet I had completely forgotten about. It’s called “40 Ways to Tie a Scarf” and it was apparently a complimentary thing from Nordstrom in 1987. It’s awesome.

The intro reads “Tie a scarf and add a sensational touch of class to any ensemble. Nordstrom shows you how, with this informative booklet.” DO CONTINUE.



Scarf design 20: “Wrap an oblong scarf around your neck, with one end much longer than the other. Tie an overhand knot at the neck. With your finger tips, pleat longer end up to the knot. wrap the shorter end around the pleated one. Secure shorter end behind the loop just formed. Flare pleats.” (That last step is muy importante. You can’t walk around with unflared pleats.)


Scarf design 26: “Put scarf around neck, leaving the left side much shorter than the right. tie a loose knot in the left end leaving about three inches hanging free.  Pleat the right side up, until it’s even with the right side. Pinch pleats together on the inside and push about 3 inched through the knot. Tighten. Fan and adjust.” (It’s hilarious that they all specify tying the scarf around your neck. You know, as opposed to your ankle.)




Scarf design 3: Fold a square scarf into a triangle, placing point in front. Cross ends in back and bring forward. Tie a knot over the front of the scarf. Tuck scarf into collar or leave out.” (I wear this one a lot, as do my fellow hipsters, whether they admit it or not.)



Scarf design 11: “Fold a square scarf into an oblong. Place scarf in front of neck with ends in back. Cross ends in back and bring forward. Flip one end over the other and fluff. Tuck ends in or leave loose outside sweater or blouse.” (FLUFF!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! See what I said? Mind=LOST.)

I think that’s a wrap.



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