January 11, 2011 4:53 am at 4:53 am #594100CedarhurstMember
How is a shpitzel different than a tichel?January 11, 2011 5:31 am at 5:31 am #727070smartcookieMember
You don’t expect anyone in this CR to know that, do you?January 11, 2011 5:44 am at 5:44 am #727071Brooklyn YentaParticipant
a tichel is just a kercheif. a shpitzel is a whole contraption.January 11, 2011 6:16 am at 6:16 am #727072jewishnessParticipant
I think a shpitzel is used if your of the Hasidim variation. It kind of looks like a dinner tablecloth wrapped on your head.
The other one goes on top of the wig or in place of it.
I think I have no idea what I am talking about. Im going to sleep.January 11, 2011 6:16 am at 6:16 am #727073grafpatotskyParticipant
a tichel is like a kerchief, just something to cover your head most litvish/yeshivish women wear one of some sort, however a shpitzel is worn only by chassidish or maybe yerushalmi women, it is a peice of shaitel that sticks out in the front from under a tichel so that it could look like there is some hair going on there…. looks as if she is wearing a full shaitel, but the hair is really only in the front like by the bangs area… hope this helps!!!January 11, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am #727074kapustaParticipant
I think the biggest difference is who it is worn by. They are essentially both replacing a shaitel.January 11, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #727075fine-meshigaMember
a shpitzel is either with a tichel or with a hat the main thing is that the bangs in the front aren’t hair its silkJanuary 11, 2011 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #727076
i think the shpitzel has a bunch of puffy filler in it tooJanuary 11, 2011 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #727077crdleMember
what are u ppl talking about, isn’t a shpitzel the turban like thing? made outta towel type cloth?
I went to visit someone once in sea gate, at the kimpenturen place, which had 99 percent chassidish ppl, and 4 litvish ladies ( one of them my sis) anyway everyone there had turbans, and they also had them matching their kids, if they had a girl they wore a pink turban, if a boy it was blue! lol it was funny, and we were the entertainmentJanuary 11, 2011 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #727078
turbans are not shpitzels….and im not chasidishJanuary 11, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #727079not IMember
Shpitzels are a way of having a second head covering. Shpitzel by definition is actually the thing that goes under the scarf.
Someone mentioned a scarf with hair in the front. That is actually called a “fr-o-nt” must be said with the willi accent. I have a few friends who wear shpitzlech..
We often had conversations about them being more of an eye-sore than a tzniusdik head covering..January 11, 2011 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #727080
iwas in willy on sunday and noticed more of the younger married ladies wearing full shaitels rather than the shpitzels.
looks more attractive in my opinionJanuary 11, 2011 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #727081frumladygitMember
crdle, no…no..no..what those ladies in Seagate were wearing is only for inside the house, and its called a turban. Its not for going on the street with.
A shpitzel is not the scarf part of the wrapping on a chassidish lady..its the front part that looks like hair color.
First you put a shpitzel, which is usually the color of what your hair color was, brownish, or dirty blondish or dark dark brown. Usually made very talented and specially by a shpitzelmacher out of real silk threads. From far it looks like a front tucked in neatly. Or if you’re even more frum and machmir you don’t wear from thread like material, but its just rather a brown cloth that from far gives the look of a front.
Then on top of the shpitzel goes the pretty silk scarf delicately and neatly folded and pinned up. There are different ways of tying it.
They cost about $140 and the silk scarf can cost around $260
After a few years you have to replace the shpitzel as it gets old and used looking.January 11, 2011 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #727082PosterMember
smartcookie, I thought u would knowJanuary 11, 2011 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #727083bein_hasdorimParticipant
Isn’t it more pointy?January 11, 2011 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #727084crdleMember
Oh- sorry, I always thought that was a shpitzel!
Oh well, I guess you learn something new every day in the coffee room!January 12, 2011 6:23 am at 6:23 am #727085williMember
a shpitzl is a sponge covered with threads worn at the front of the head – top of forehead, with a tichel or hat on top of it covering the rest of the head. An easy to picture description of it would be a frankfurter. (yes it does resemble a frank, especially the ones worn with a sock on top of it)January 12, 2011 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #727086bptParticipant
“i was in willy ..and noticed more of the .. ladies wearing full shaitels “
That’s the new face of Willy, and most likley on the outer edges. In the heartland (Ross, Hooper, Marcy, ect) you still see a fair ammount of Shpitzels, with braided double pony tailed daughers in tow
(yes, I know they’re called p-tails…Sorry.. I hate using the p word)January 12, 2011 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #727087smartcookieMember
Poster- sorry. I’m very Chassidish but far from a Shpitzel.
Being Chassidish has zero to do with a Shpitzel. A Shpitzel is a sign of extreme Frumkeit.January 12, 2011 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #727088deiyezoogerMember
a shpitzel, the real reason the woman wear it is because they dont want to wear wigs and a shpitzel is only a fancy tichel not turban.January 12, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #727089PosterMember
smartcookie, you dont have to wear a shpitzel to know what its about.
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