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Why did Open Cockpit and WWI pilots wear dashing white scarves?
Why not a nice plaid? The white scarf is a classic, worn by everyone from Charles Lindbergh to Snoopy. The scarf prevented neck chafing as the pilots scanned the not-so-friendly skies looking for enemy aircraft. Of course, scarves looked great, but the white color served a real purpose, and here’s why: While flying in an open-cockpit bi-plane a pilot was vulnerable to the elements. Prop wash prevented most of the bugs-in-the teeth enjoyed by happy motorcyclists, but rain and fog could still accumulate on the pilot’s goggles. Even worse, those old engines were prone to leak oil, and that could splatter upon the pilots, too. Those goggles had to be wiped clean, so the pilots would put their convenient scarfs to double-duty clearing the lenses. They used a white scarf so that they could be sure that it was itself clean, as an oily rag would just make matters worse. Therefore the pilots sported a white scarf.
As you fly faster and farther, limit your exposure to the elements with this white aviator scarf so you can enjoy your pilot experience.
Definition of Accessory - A thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. Accessories always complete and complement a costume or outfit.
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may vary & may not match exactly.