Peter Dinklage Mourns the End of Scarf and Hat Weather


"Winter is coming" is music to Peter Dinklage's ears. And that has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. No, it means that Dinklage can bust out his vast scarf and knit-hat collection. Seriously, Dinklage loves winter accessories as much as Tyrion Lannister loves whores. His hats tend to be black, but his scarves come in a vibrant assortment of colors, patterns, and textures. In honor of the Northern Hemisphere's rapidly rising temperatures, we put together this tribute to Dinklage's serious winter-clothes game. He'll miss it so. As they say: "A Lannister always pays his debts, especially if it's from a scarf shopping spree."

Actor Peter Dinklage attends the NY Academy Awards celebration for Director Sidney Lumet's honorary academy award on February 23, 2005 in New York City.
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"People don't know this, but it was my idea to have Tyrion join Jon Snow on the wall at the start of the first season. I was just so fond of his winter clothing. I took some home with me, but what good does it do me with May two weeks away?"

Peter Dinklage, Paul Rudd==Opening Night After-Party for the Premiere of the Play FAT PIG==Robert Miller Gallery, NYC==December 15,2004.
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"Just a gray hat, Paul? Do you want to borrow one of my scarf's many colors?"

Peter Dinklage==Pamela Anderson Hosts PETA Fashion Week Bash==Stella McCartney, NYC==February 3, 2006.
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"Sometimes I'll wrap the left hanging part around my neck. With just the right side hanging down, it looks real casual — like my scarf is leaning against a wall Fonz-style." 

Actor Peter Dinklage poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at The Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift on January 21, 2011 in Park City, Utah.
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"So you won't let me wear a scarf in this photo? I need all of the scarf time I can get! Fine. I'll elongate my neck in protest."

Peter Dinklage==Opening Night for Matilda The Musical==Shubert Theatre, NY==April 11, 2013.
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"I like the texture on this, my second black knit hat. I like to think it implies that my head is filled with schemes. Which it is."

 Actor Peter Dinklage attends the ''Saint John of Las Vegas'' premiere at the Chelsea Clearview Cinema on January 16, 2010 in New York City.
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"This, my third black knit hat, is probably my simplest one, so I chic it up by pairing it with a scarf tied in the classic Parisian knot."

Peter Dinklage==THE CINEMA SOCIETY & DETAILS host the after party for "MILK"==Bowery Hotel, NYC==November 18, 2008==? Patrick McMullan==Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/
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"This scarf was made by interweaving brown cashmere with real Lannister gold. I could purchase four of the seven kingdoms with it. Too bad it spends eight months out of the year in my safe-deposit box." 

Mark Seliger, Peter Dinklage==STEVEN KASHER ANNOUNCES MARK SELIGER: LISTEN, An Exhibition by Acclaimed Contemporary Photographer, Mark Seliger==Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street, NYC==January 27, 2011.
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"Look how glorious my face looks framed by my hat and scarf's black fabric. I call this look 'The Peekaboo."

Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt are seen in Chelsea on January 29, 2013 in New York City.
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"My poor pooch is visibly depressed because I already put away all of his dog-scarfs."

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Peter Dinklage is seen around Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2011 in Park City, Utah.
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"How do I say good-bye to what we had?/ The good times that made us laugh 
Outweigh the bad/ I thought we'd get to see forever/ But forever's gone away/ It's so hard to say good-bye to yesterday ...