My question is for scarfies who not only admire their treasures in drawers but actively wear them out -- to dinner, to hikes, to toddlers' playdates (well, maybe not to playdates). I have been revising and trimming my collection, and in the process I've been studying all my scarves very closely. I've come to the conclusion that silk somehow attracts stains! I'm careful with my scarves: I do wear them out, but in restaurants I usually take them off, and I try not to risk wearing them around my messy children. I'm nowhere near as daring as MaiTai, for example: I marvel at the photos of her cooking in the kitchen or climbing cliffs while wearing her impeccable scarves. BUT: in spite of all my care, a great number of my scarves have inexplicable stains. Not huge stains of an "Oops, there goes my glass of red wine!" variety, but small, pesky, oily stains acquired, it seems, just by my being in the proximity of food. I'm not afraid to handwash my scarves -- I've read through all the scarf-cleaning threads here and found them tremendously useful -- but many of these little stains just don't come out. I've tried sending a couple to an excellent dry cleaner - same result. They are not anything anyone would ever notice when I'm wearing the scarf, but I know they are there and they bother me. But here is something funny: once a scarf is stained, I find myself liking it a little less but wearing it a lot more, since I'm no longer worried about keeping it pristine. So, here are my questions for other scarfies who wear their treasures a lot, like TangoTosca or Lanit or so many others here: do you have scarves with stains in your extensive collections? Do you treat them any differently from your other scarves? Do you find yourself wearing them more or less? Do you let them go once they are less than perfect? Or do you accept small imperfections as part of your wearable art and love them all the same? I'd love to hear your thoughts!