One of our favorite pieces that we've developed for the FW19 season is a new outerwear/accessory item we've called the "Snap Shawl." It falls into both categories because of the various ways that it can be worn, and to showcase this, we've photographed the various ways that it can potentially be utilized in your daily outfits.
The Snap Shawl is a functional outer layer on cooler days; just button both snaps and put the entire shawl over your head to wear it as a poncho or cape. The Snap Shawl features the same Japanese boiled wool fabric that we used on our FW19 Fatigue Overshirts - the wool provides a good amount of insulation when layered over a jacket. We've wear-tested the shawl internally and have been pleasantly surprised by how warm it is.
On colder days, the Snap Shawl functions like a regular scarf. When unbuttoned and laid flat, it can be worn any number of ways to keep your neck warm. It also has enough width to be pulled over the head as a sort of hoody; just put it on, make sure the two ends are equally apart, and then put your jacket on over the Snap Shawl. When the wind kicks up, pull the scarf from the back collar over your head for added warmth.
Lastly, the Snap Shawl easily buttons around the waist to be worn as a "kilt" of sorts, but to us, it just gives the effect of having a flannel tied around your waist. Wearing the Snap Shawl in this manner is clearly an aesthetic choice, but on a colder day, it will keep your bottom half warmer than without.
The Snap Shawl comes in Brown Buffalo Check and Black, and is finished with our trademark pewter concho snaps. They're available now via retailers worldwide and launch on 3sixteen.com this Friday 9/27 alongside the rest of our 2nd delivery of FW19.