Breaking the Wool

By Sara Becker
January 17, 2012

I think it’s fair to say that the French are very particular about style. They are so specific and hard to successfully imitate that the rest of the fashion world always has at least one eye trained on Paris.

I’ll be more specific.

Some dress up daily while dressing down for the weekends. A few friends of mine believe that fancy underwear should be an every day occurrence. I don’t disagree on this point but the reasoning behind it is very French. God forbid there were a terrible accident and they were taken to the hospital, it would be intensely embarrassing for the doctors to see the victim in a state of underwear disrepair. As such, those friends tend to wear the best socks and unmentionables. And, not unlike the inhabitants of San Francisco, most wear scarves.

Who has the best scarves? The question is subjective. If I were given the choice between two identical French and American scarves, I’d pick the French one every time. Why? Because they are just a little bit more fabulous. They drink more champagne, they make more love, they eat chocolate and cheese and still appear thin (or maybe that’s just what they want us to think), Johnny Depp lives there and they play host to Chanel.

Regardless of my theorizing, I’ve found proof of superior, gorgeous, French made scarves. Breaking the Wool is a local company led by Mlle Sophie and her business partner Marie. Along with their team of knitters they are helping bridge the gap between France and San Francisco, giving all of us the opportunity to become just a bit more chic.

They use only the most natural wool and each purchase comes with a personalized card from your scarf’s knitter. Among their collection, my favorite is the L’Original for her. L’Original is voluptuous and luxurious. It makes me want to crawl into a cappuccino and dive into “Winter’s Tale.”

Not only are their scarves beautiful, the ladies in charge are really very nice people. They also like a good party and can often be found at French Tuesdays.

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One Comment

  1. Paprika
    January 18, 2012

    I’m a big fan of their brand too. My bff got one for Christmas and I’m jealous!! Trop chic!

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