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Some Dude Wore a Jewish Prayer Shawl to Fashion Week

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Remember when H&M made a scarf that bore a remarkable resemblance to a Jewish prayer shawl? Well, one New York Fashion Week: Men's attendee did the fast-fashion chain one better and actually whipped out a real tallit.

A Facebook tipster pointed us in the direction of a Vogue street style gallery, in which photographer Phil Oh snapped a pic of someone wearing an actual tallit outside of the Tommy Hilfiger presentation last Thursday (you can see it here). The man paired the traditional shawl with a long black wool coat, a black beanie, and what appears to be a navy jumpsuit.

We're not sure what to make of this fashion choice, and while our initial instincts are to bemoan another instance of cultural appropriation, we're going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he's coming from minyan? Or maybe he hasn't hopped on the Moncler/Canada Goose bandwagon, and is instead relying on the tallit's wool to keep him warm?