The greatest way to show off an Hermès scarf: put it on the wall. Port and I have all of our mom's old ones in their glorious orange boxes, but fear tying them in any way that might make us look younger than 93. Head wrap -- terrifying for potential sweaty reasons, not to mention the required sturdy knot. Belt -- terrifying sturdy knot. Bandit style -- almost ok, but a loose knot slips and I, you guessed it, fear a tight little knot at the corners. So, beauties like this (and the entire Henri de Linares Hunt series from the '50s and '60s) surely belong in a frame, in a country house (or a Brooklyn apartment).
Our mom framed her favorite -- a '70s bouquet of peachy flowers. It now hangs over Porter's bed. Be careful to choose a framer who's used to working in silks. One improper pin placement can cause snags.
Bids for this 1950s version sit at $99, but, if impatient, you can buy it now for $399.99.