Scarves: Not Just for Ultras, Cold Grannies
It's hard to start talking fall fashion and shit when it's hot as balls outside, but let's talk scarves. If you resemble anything close to hardcore you know that there doesn't need to be leaves on the ground to support your side through neckwear. It is a custom amongst supporters the world over that is as beloved as a final boozy sing-a-long before making your way home after a game.
New Jersey indie-punk stalwart & serious soccer fan Ted Leo adapted this tradition to fit his own agenda; he wants you to represent for him and his band The Pharmacists by eshewing the played out band T-shirt and getting yourself wrapped up in one of their own kick-ass scarves. They were created to promote thier new album "Living With the Living" and you can buy one here. I've actually got one hanging on the back of my chair right now.
Ted also had an album out a few year's ago called "Hearts of Oak ", which if you don't know his music is probably the best place to start short of hiding in his bathroom to hear him sing in the shower. Incidently, Hearts of Oak is the name of one of the most popular clubs from Ghana . It's also the title of the official march of the British Royal Navy, but one look at the album cover tells you which one dude was paying hommage to.
And as a random aside, there was this post about him on Brooklynvegan today with a photo that I can't explain. I have no idea what is going on here but it looks too intimate to occur on a stage in front of 4,000 people.