Itemized: J. Press York Street’s Yale Scarf

Photographer Maia Stern

Every week a different FADER staff member will pick a clothing item or accessory that he or she has lately been spending a lot of time with—or would like to—and write a little love letter to it. We would’ve done a column on who we’re dating but that seemed a little bit much. This week Geordie talks about his J. Press York Street Yale Scarf.

As a photographer, the scarf is built into your wardrobe the same way a worn Domke bag on your shoulder is. Though a scarf is obviously not necessary to taking a photo, the accessory is known to be flaunted by photojournalist veterans from Kabul to Brooklyn and back again. It's so ubiquitous, in fact, that it's pretty much a cliche that I, a photographer, would wear one. But I'm a fan nonetheless.

When walking the streets of New York, I prefer something a little bit more unique than, say, the practical gauzy linen ones I used to protect my face from dust while walking the streets of Kathmandu. This blue and white striped scarf from J. Press is classic. If I was a fashion editor maybe I'd say that it channels deep nautical vibes, but I'm a photographer, not a fashion editor, and the truth is I dress fairly simply and this is just a nice touch of color that's light enough for spring. And best of all, it's an everyday nod to my community.

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Itemized: J. Press York Street’s Yale Scarf