|Acne Studios Canada Scarf in Caramel Brown | Unlabeled Cashmere & Lambswool Scarf in Grey | Acne Studios Canada Narrow Scarf in Grey Melange|
After a fruitless search for an affordable medium-brown oversized scarf in natural-fiber, I capitulated and ordered the Acne Studios Canada scarf in caramel brown, my original choice that I initially deemed too expensive.
The size—78.75″ long x 27.5″ wide—is versatile and can be worn in dozens of ways (though my default is the classic loop). The material, 100% virgin fleece wool, is warm but soft and medium weight so it’s also easy to manipulate when you need to tie or knot it for variety.
|Acne Studios Canada Scarf in Caramel Brown|
The Acne Canada scarf, made in Italy and the signature of a Swedish fashion house, is also available in a narrower size, which is 78.5″ long and 17″ wide, and is significantly less bulky (compared to its wider sibling) when wrapped around one’s neck.
|Acne Studios Canada Narrow Scarf in Grey Melange|
The Canada Scarf went up $10 in price recently and is now $180 at retail (the narrower version is $150), which is pricey for a plain scarf. I’ve found scarves in synthetic materials that are similar for about $6 at Forever 21, but they were (predictably) less warm and the material was fairly scratchy.
If you are less particular about color, I found this Unlabeled Cashmere & Lambswool Scarf (30% Cashmere and 70% Lambswool) on Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors) that I feel is comparable in size and quality. The Acne scarf measures 78.75″ long and 27.5″ wide, whereas the Unlabeled scarf is roughly 28″ wide and 74″ long.
|Acne Studios Canada Narrow Scarf in Grey Melange | Unlabeled Cashmere & Lambswool Scarf in Grey | Acne Studios Canada Scarf in Caramel Brown|
These two scarves are similar in weight and warmth.Texture-wise, the Canada scarf is more brushed (felt-like) in appearance while the Unlabeled scarf has a hairier appearance (and noticeable static cling under certain conditions).
|Top: Unlabeled Cashmere & Lambswool Scarf in Grey
Bottom: Acne Studios Canada Narrow Scarf in Grey Melange