Ooooh, a Pidge! It's a short scarf, looks like the kind of professsional/executive version of a scarf---the 2 ends overlap and use 2 large buttons to fasten.Gogle the term and you'll find pictures on the internet of them.
I saw a poll recently in which men gave their favorite patterns and colors, in order to give knitters a better idea of what they like.
Blue was the favorite color, with charcoal gray being popular too. Plain stitches or very little ornamentation were preferred to fancy patterns.