Purple Scarves

A lot of big stories in the news today, so in case you missed it…

"KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nguyen Cao Ky, the former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 80.

He was known as a playboy partial to purple scarves, upscale nightclubs and beautiful women. In power during some of the war’s most tumultuous times, he was a low-key but sometimes ruthless leader.”

— via The New York Times.

I just included this because I think it’s a great photo, Le Président (the last), Nguyen Van Thieu:

Today, Will of A Suitable Wardrobe just so happened to write a post on neckerchiefs and mentioned an often overlooked practicality of the garment:

I know that some men do not think neckerchiefs are for them, preferring to remain open collared rather than risk questions about their neckwear from less sophisticated acquaintances. Nonetheless, new on the ASW store this week are three new colorways of Simonnot-Godard’s Sirius neckerchief, a perfect complement to open collars in warm weather as the cotton absorbs moisture that might otherwise stain a shirt.”

A long piece of silk sounds like something you might want to have in ‘Nam.

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