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Things Could Be Worse Silks

Item: Square Scarf

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A traditional-looking pattern with discombobulating details to remind you of the countless inconveniences you won’t have to face today.

Things Could Be Worse Silks are available on a square scarf, long scarf, necktie, and pocket square.

Made from silk habotai, scarves add flair to your outfit. Silk habotai is the fine silk weave originally developed for kimonos. Very light with a smooth surface. It’s the best of the best.

Necktie and pocket square are made from silk twill.

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Dimensions & More Info
Square scarf: 36" square (91.5 cm) silk habotai (8 mommes) with hand-hemmed, rolled edges. 

Long scarf: 27" x 78" (68.5 cm x 198 cm) silk habotai (8 mommes) with hand-hemmed, rolled edges.

Necktie: 3"W (7.5 cm) and 59.5"L (151 cm) from tip to tip, hand-crafted, silk twill.

Pocket square: 12" (30.5 cm) silk twill (14 mommes) with hand-hemmed, rolled edges.

Made in China.
Designed by Don Moyer
Use & Care

Scarves add flair to your outfit. Necktie adds a subtle charm to your wardrobe. Pocket square adds a dash of color to your blazer pocket. Some people have said they plan to frame the pocket square to spice up an art collection.

For best results, dry clean only.
With a little care, your silk can last a very long time. Here are some things to avoid:

  • Don’t spray your silk with perfume, deodorant, or hair treatments.
  • Never bleach silk.
  • Don’t store your silk where it is exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
  • Minimize exposure to water and don’t wring silks dry.
  • Never torture your silks in the dryer.
Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information:

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Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Marie F.
Happiness in a box

I sent this beautiful , cheeky scarf to my sister-in-law who has breast cancer. She's under going Chemo and I thought it might make her laugh as she wrapped it around her head. She adores it and was so thrilled. Cancer can be very somber, but sometimes you just have to remember things could be worse and you also need a lot of laughter to overcome hard times. So as this arrived, she labeled it Happiness in a Box.

Nice and thick silk

My friend has serious business meetings. She’ll love wearing this scarf to them. I’m assuming that the monsters and aliens have protective qualities? (Is a joke, but couldn’t hurt!)

Love this company

I've bought gifts for two friends now, and they have both LOVED them. The tie was the most recent, and it's already been worn several times. Love the work you do, the quality of the products, and the humor that goes into each and every bit of writing. Thank you!

Amy T.
missing order

Ordered the necktie as a Father's Day gift for my hubby - 3 weeks ago - have not recieved it yet...

Hi there! I'm sorry that the couriers (FedEx or USPS, whichever you chose for delivery) haven't delivered your order yet. Can you please email us at with your order information so we can look into this further for you?

Whimsy & elegance

I love this color blue & its crisp contrast w/ the white background. Many compliments! One friend said, “Lovely scarf! Ooh, pagodas…” & then, “What is that?” By then another friend had joined us. I was compelled to fan open the end. “That is a Sasquatch, & here is Nessie (or is it Champy?) & a pterodactyl.” By then they were like kids on a treasure hunt. “And a rocket, & a robot. What’s that?” “I think that is a Capybara.” “Fascinating! Where did you get that scarf?” “Calamityware! They have dishes that look like Blue Willow, & other fun things, too!” They were intrigued — & I hope will investigate further — & satisfy their need for retail therapy…


How can one not love Calamityware??!! Classic looks with a touch of humor and camp!!!


Awesome! My hubby loves it.


Great tie and my husband loved it!


Love everything about Calamityware! This tie is gorgeous and I can't wait to see how long it takes my husband to notice the designs.


Great gift