Some people say that I never notice fashion. And that is true. But this time I am noticing how Italians tie their winter scarves. From my week of observing, in Rome and Naples, I would say 50% of the population tie their scarf as follows.
1. Take one long rectangular scarf and fold in half so the length is half what it was to start.
2. Wrap this half scarf around your neck so both ends hang down in front.
3. In front put the two loose ends through the loop of the folded end.
4. Tighten up to your neck.
This produces a very neat looking scarf that does not have long ends that blow in the wind and has two layers at the neck to keep you warm.
I am wearing my scarf like this – but I will not be wearing those very pointy shoes.