While dining at local hotspot Whiskey Kitchen last night, I saw something horrifying. And then I saw it again. And that's when I realized with cold fear in my heart that what should have never left German discotheques and the pages of men's magazines had gone mainstream.

THE MAN SCARF.

And I don't mean the kind of scarf a man might wear when it's cold outside. I mean the gaudy, fringed, decorative version- the kind of scarf our own mothers wore back in the mid-eighties.

 

I mean this kind of man scarf.

 

 

 

Here's a tip, guys: just because it's on sale at Urban Outfitters doesn't make it right.

 

 

I'm pretty sure my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Bailey, had this exact same scarf.

 

 

 

Now try to imagine your husband or boyfriend in this. Can you?


Would you buy a man scarf for the man in your life? I asked my own husband if he'd wear one to work as a fashion dare. You can probably guess his answer.

 

Expect to see the man scarf at a trendy bar near you, if you haven't already.

Man scarves. Sheesh. What's next? Man fur?

Um. Yes.