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WHY THE ICONIC TOOTAL SCARF IS SO TIMELESS
ORIGINALLY FOUND IN 1799 IN MANCHESTER BY ROBERT GARDNER IN 1799
A year round accessory and a staple for any refined gentleman’s wardrobe, whether to add a purely aesthetic accent or as a provider of necessary warmth, the humble scarf is a timeless classic. We spoke to the Jules B editorial team about seasonally-appropriate and carefully considered, accessorising with a scarf - and how it's an effortless way to add character to the simplest of looks without sacrificing on warmth or comfort.
Lend a chic touch to your accessories repertoire with the help of one of England’s oldest brands, famed scarf specialists, Tootal. Originally found in Manchester by textile merchant Robert Gardner in 1799, the Tootal family became involved in the business in 1842 and registered the name Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co Ltd in 1888.
Adding individuality to a variety of looks over the years, the Tootal brand became renowned for their distinctive paisley and polka-dot scarves. Whether new or vintage, the Tootal scarf has stood the test of time rising to popularity in the 1920s becoming synonymous with the ‘RAF’ look of the era which led to a Mod revival in the 1960s. Tootal scarves re-emerged in the 80s as part of the new romantic trend and were resurrected again in the turn of the millennium with the rise of Brit Pop - worn by the likes of Paul Weller, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams and Pete Doherty. The brand remains an iconic fashion label today in 2015.
Featuring beautiful patterns and quality silk materials the Tootal scarf is an undoubtedly expressive item with the ability to create an instant style statement. From formalwear to casualwear, the Tootal scarf offers a versatile look whether teamed with a classic velvet blazer, tailored chinos, timeless brogues, a printed tee paired with relaxed jeans and chukka boots - the silk scarf accessory is sure to have a dashing effect.
A must have accessory this autumn and winter 2015, Tootal have raided their pattern archive again this season to produce a new range of scarves with a vintage feel and nod to bygone eras. The AW15 collection retains its heritage feel whilst placing a contemporary focus on new colourways and combinations.