Photo credit: Chris Gordon.
On Wednesday afternoon, Nate Schmidt sat in the corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse, quietly taking off his gear after Caps practiced outside at Nats Park. With the NHL taking over the baseball stadium, the room has been temporarily transformed into a hockey locker room, though it’s not quite as smelly as a real one. To Schmidt’s right, around 15 reporters gathered around Karl Alzner, eager for his thoughts on the eyewear revolution he started. As RMNB’s Chief Fashion Reporter, I had my eye on a different aspect of Winter Classic apparel: the scarf Schmidt was wearing.
“This is my first ever scarf experience!” Schmidt gleefully announced to me. “First ever. I used to always make fun of people who wore scarves.”
Schmidt was clearly unfamiliar with the process. He had simply draped the scarf around his neck, not bothering to tie it or whatever it is you do with scarves. The young defenseman and a reporter tried for a few minutes to wrap it around his neck properly, but ultimately gave up.
“I would never go and buy myself a scarf, but if it’s here I might as well try it on,” Schmidt said.
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