Doesn't that just suck though? I mean, I take your point, I think you're 100% correct there, but it's lame that this is the case. Looking at the ascot/cravat objectively there's really nothing wrong with it, it's a perfectly serviceable item of clothing.
One of the things I find difficult with this, and I don't want to sound too much like a politician here, is that we forget we have the capability to change things, or at least to try.
If everyone who reads SF (reads, not is a member) went out wearing an ascot with an F U attitude tomorrow what kind of difference might that make in the common conception?
Perhaps not much, but it would be interesting to see.
I say this because other typically 'archaic' items seem to have the same problem, I mentioned classic hats before, a number of surveys, blogs, internet poasts and so on, suggest that most men would love to wear them but refrain because they're not commonly worn by others. "I'd wear them if I saw more other guys wearing them" is an oft-heard phrase. This could be true of many 'long lost' items of attire, including the ascot.
Edited by Spong - 7/28/11 at 4:14am