There are very few accessories that can truly be described as seminal; the quilted Chanel handbag with its chain strap; the Birkin; Elsa Peretti’s jewellery designs for Tiffany. None of these though is as recognisable as the Burberry cashmere scarf, beloved by barrow boys and the triple A-list alike, this sleek example of iconic neckwear is as much an emblem of British culture as it is Burberry.
With logomania rife, and tout le monde wearing their label on their sleeve, that instantly recognisable Burberry house check has undergone a revival over recent seasons, taking a starring role alongside Romeo Beckham in last Christmas’s showstopping advertising campaign. Now the Burberry plaid is not only available for you to own in thirty shades, but also two different weights of cashmere (classic and a lighter version), with the added bonus of having your initials monogrammed on the tip in a contrasting colour.
For those of you requiring something a little more subtle, there are Plain and Heart design alternatives available.
To celebrate the launch of its Scarf Bar, Burberry took a trip to the Scottish Mills in Elgin and Ayr, where the scarf is expertly crafted using traditional looms and lovingly finished by hand.
Customise your Burberry cashmere scarves in-store and online.
Review written by Lee Clatworthy (@bombfashion)