Originally Posted by Charlie74
weather permitting and by that I mean anything under 100, I wear them often. Maybe not daily bet a few times a week. I even wear them to the office, on occassion
Under 100!!!! I mean, I love ascots/day cravats in mild to cool weather, but anytime the temperatures get much above 80, I tend to shun them. They really cut off air circulation (much more than a necktie, I find) and can be as hot as hell. Conversely, in cool weather they can make you feel warmer to a surprising degree.
As I said, I like them, I own 28 at the moment, and wear them often in cooler weather. In theory, they are an excellent way station between the inherent formality of the necktie and the inherent slovenliness of the open-necked shirt. However, there is the baleful legacy of Thurston Howell III, and I do realize that quite a few people do consider them affected and costumey, which doesn't bother me over-much. That said, if I were still in Singleland and had a first date with an appealing woman, I would in all probability not rock the ascot.
When I was up at Oxford back before the Great Flood, a fair number of undergraduates wore ascots. I thought they looked quite elegant and dashing.