Wearing The Ascot Tie

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Limited men’s choices in formal wear call for setting yourself apart by wearing an ascot. Originating in Britain during the late 19th century, the ascot is a type of formal neckwear that resembles a tie and scarf appearance. They are usually worn loser than traditional neckties and secured with a fie pin. The ascot was traditionally worn in the day time and matched with a tailcoat jacket.

The ascot got its name from the horse race called “Royal Ascot”, to this day it still requires men to dress in traditional morning tail-coat and ascot tie. Besides this event, the ascot is occasionally chosen as a formal type of neckwear for weddings occurring during the day.

The contemporary ascot is relatively comfortable to wear as compared to the classic version which was starched to stiffness and done up into a complicated knot. Almost any fabric can be used to make an ascot. Try to get a fabric that matches to the suit you will wear with it. A wool or cashmere blend in the wool suit is appropriate, when you are wearing it with your Ascot. When you are wearing a suit made of lighter weight material, your ascot should be made of silk or a blend.

Ascots offer a great chance to add a touch of vibrant hue to any outfit. Have pink on your mind if you are flamboyant.

You can tie an ascot just like you would tie a necktie, in a Ruche or, for a more traditional Edwardian look, in a Jabot. An ascot can be tied in such a way that either its ends stick out, or are tucked under a collar.

“One’s attitude is the embodiment of one’s ideas and feelings about a given situation or topic.” An ascot is one article of clothing that requires a certain amount of attitude (or should I say,….Swag) to pull off.  It is not a problem when you’re already self confident, charming, or both. To wear the ascot properly, just act as though you are wearing a regular tie, showing no display of self consciousness wondering if people are going to accept this different look.


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