Who doesn’t have the image of Grace Kelly in their mind, her face lit up with one of her legendary silk scarves ? This accessory, inseparable from big names in fashion and the 7th Art (cinema), has seduced generations without aging at all. Men and women have grabbed and embraced it, according to the dress codes of different eras. Whether a luxurious adornment, religious symbol, or functional accessory, the scarf has a rich biography linked to the vicissitudes of history.

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Men’s scarves, these dreaded accessories long considered too preppy, are becoming trendy again this year. The way you wear the scarf adds to its casual or dressy elegance. Solid or print, silk, cotton, or linen, a scarf is just as appropriate for the ordinary man as for the stars, whether he has a “casual chic” or neo-dandy style.

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Cotton is a hard-wearing fabric and it doesn’t matter if it gets wet, so a cotton scarf is really easy to look after. However, some dyes are less resistant to repeated washing. To keep your scarf looking good and feeling soft there are a few precautions that should be borne in mind. A scarf may need slightly gentler treatment than regular household linens to guarantee maximum protection for an accessory that you will want to wear for as long as possible.

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Considered a purely utilitarian accessory during certain time periods, the scarf holds an important place in today’s fashion : this small bit of silky or cottony fabric can transform an ordinary outfit into a sophisticated ensemble. It is important to choose this touch of elegance well to avoid making a fashion faux pas. But there are so many models, types, colors and materials, how do you choose the right one ? Continue reading


If there could only be one ambassador for Cambodia and the krama in the world, it would have to be Brad Pitt. The American actor is an ardent admirer of the country and culture of the Khmer people. Together with his wife, Angelina Jolie, they even adopted their first child, Maddox Chivan (born on August 5 2001) from the Kingdom of Cambodia. Father and son both enjoy wearing this traditional Cambodian scarf but, as you can see from these photos, they each have their own way of wearing the krama. Continue reading