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As many women do not a buy a new scarf on a regular base, some explanation about the most common sizes and fabric types can be useful. We will focus on the luxury designer brand scarves, made in Italy only.

Italian Scarves : Silk


The two most use silks are twill silk (little heavier silk) and chiffon silk (light weight/ see through). The Italian silk are printed for many decades in highly expert silk factories, situated mostly around Como, Italy

The twill silk is mostly used on the 90x90cm / 36x36" foulards/ square scarves. This scarf looks elegant around the neck, but is also used as head scarf.

The chiffon silk is often used for the "regular" shawl size 70x180cm / 17" x 71" and the extra large 140x140cm / 55x55" shawl/ wrap.

Italian Scarves : Size

The twill silk is often used for the 90x90cm / 36x36" square foulard/ carre. The chiffon silk is often used for these sizes: 70x180cm / 70cmx200cm or less common the 45x180cm sizes. 

Most brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Valentino and more use similar sizing. Also almost all twill silk square scarves (also called foulard or carre) hand hand stitched borders.

See the pictures for the Salvatore Ferragamo scarf collection of the last decade. Luxury women designer scarves, made in Italy.

Shop Salvatore Ferragamo scarves at outlet prices.


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