Ever since the advent of temperate-climate banking, robbers have yearned for an accessory more versatile than the clichéd red-paisley bandana. Today's side deal helps you avoid crimes of fashion: for $25, you get a scarf of your choice, including shipping, from Recession Rags (a $53 value).
With a complex personality, each scarf contains a toughly woven fabric exterior and a gentle, comforting, soft-knit core. Add to that one humble vintage button and you have a garment with a story to tell. Measuring a full square yard each, the scarves offer a high degree of versatility; you can insulate your neck, wrap the shoulders of a nearby lover, or ornament an impromptu picnic—just make sure the ground you select is hip enough for your square.
Recession Rags is a Brooklyn-born garment gallery that takes in orphaned fabrics and gives them a proper home. Using overstocks of Italian wools, American twills, and more, Recession Rags wraps New Yorkers in handcrafted scarves for all seasons. Besides churning out quality pieces, Recession Rags lends a conscious hand to the public by providing charitable revenue shares, shipping with minimal and recyclable packaging, and blessing unexpected sneezes.
- The folks from Recession Rags have scoured the storerooms of the NYC garment district to source the perfect fabrics for the dandiest of shorts. And the results are amazing. And we love the vintage "New Deal" look of their web site. – C.H., Fine and Dandy
- From the vintage textile recyclers at RR, these spring-weight neck-wraps rock a comfy knit fabric on their interior and a woven pattern (houndstooth, plaid, seersucker...) on the outside for looks, are adorned with vintage buttons for easy wrapping, and come meticulously folded inside a fabric "mailer" (hopefully nobody likes it so much you end up Naked and Dead). – Thrillist