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Old 12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Maybe someone can help me understand.

What's the point of wearing a coat that zips all the way up to your chin if you're going to zip it a quarter of the way down so that you can cover your chest/neck area with a scarf? Why not just zip up your coat/jacket? I can understand doing this with certain types of coats that leave your neck exposed, but why do it with a coat that covers you up to your chin?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's a fashion accessory, a decoration.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Even if a coat zips all the way up, a scarf can still add extra warmth around the neck and block any cold air that gets in through the zipper.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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Maybe someone can help me understand.

What's the point of wearing a coat that zips all the way up to your chin if you're going to zip it a quarter of the way down so that you can cover your chest/neck area with a scarf? Why not just zip up your coat/jacket? I can understand doing this with certain types of coats that leave your neck exposed, but why do it with a coat that covers you up to your chin?
For the same reason that women wear earrings and men wear neckties. It's not utilitarian. It's visual interest.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Maybe someone can help me understand.

What's the point of wearing a coat that zips all the way up to your chin if you're going to zip it a quarter of the way down so that you can cover your chest/neck area with a scarf? Why not just zip up your coat/jacket? I can understand doing this with certain types of coats that leave your neck exposed, but why do it with a coat that covers you up to your chin?

Maybe a fashion statement, maybe because they don't want to zip up their coats up to their chins, maybe because it is their coat/body and preference?

Take your pick!
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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Maybe someone can help me understand.

What's the point of wearing a coat that zips all the way up to your chin if you're going to zip it a quarter of the way down so that you can cover your chest/neck area with a scarf? Why not just zip up your coat/jacket? I can understand doing this with certain types of coats that leave your neck exposed, but why do it with a coat that covers you up to your chin?
Well, for the sake of argument, i might have been cold enough earlier for that person to wear both a fully zipped-up and a scarf, but they warmed up and so they unzipped their jacket a bit. That might be preferable to carrying a scarf around. (if you don't have somewhere to put it)
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:08 PM
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Location: New York, New York
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There are different reasons. It can be a fashion statement. I guess some people like to show off an expensive scarf such as Burberry. Accessories can help you look "pulled together". A scarf in a flattering color can brighten up your face. This way you can wear a coat in a color that would otherwise make you look pale. One reason for me is that wool irritates my skin, so I can't have a wool coat touching my neck. Also, an open neckline with a colorful scarf would be more flattering on a well endowed woman than a zipped-up space in a single color.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I think a scarf looks nice, but I don't wear them...I have long hair, and it messes it up....gets all knotted if I have a high collar, scarf, hoodie, etc...
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