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(Keith T @ 19 Oct. 2004, 09:29) The following people can wear ascots: 1.  Michael Caine 2.  Prince, King or Sultan insert-name-here
Perhaps add George Hamilton.  Otherwise, good list.
a couple more: Tony Curtis. Paul Linde would wear one if he were alive. and if you look in the latest Wallpaper magazine, one of the designers whose project is featured is wearing one. it seems to be a real 'peacock' type of item. /andrew
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I actually think a lot of men past 'a certain age' would look perfectly fine with one, assuming they were otherwise appropriately attired.
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The kind of person who would have worn an ascot in years past wouldn't be caught dead in one today.  The ascot and its admirers are dead.  It's a wonder they're even available for sale.     On a related note, I was surprised to receive an Hermes catalog which featured several items which I can only describe as being neck scarves for men.  I guess they'd be tied loosely around the neck.
I agree. Looking at photos of young aristocrats today (Princes William and Harry are good examples) a nice tailored navy blazer and a pale blue shirt looks effortlessly elegant.
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I confess that I own and have worn an ascot. My wife, however, does not like them so I have bowed to her preferences regarding the ascot to this point (she's generally sartorially supportive). I think there are situations where they would be perfectly appropriate, although I agree one might wish to pick his spots.
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has anyone here seen this site? gentleman's emporium this has nothing to do with ascots per se, but i thought it relevant nonetheless.
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i like the 'dragon vest.'
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(matadorpoeta @ 19 Oct. 2004, 12:22) has anyone here seen this site? gentleman's emporium this has nothing to do with ascots per se, but i thought it relevant nonetheless.
What could their client base possibly be?  Theatre companies doing revivals of Our Town?
heh heh, close. from their 'about us' page:
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At Gentleman's Emporium, we are proud to be an active member of the living history community. Our founders have been heavily involved in American Civil War and Living History reenacting for over twenty-five years.
probably some entrepreneurial SCA members.
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on a related note, i found this site earlier today: The Gentleman's Page has some neat information and pictures regarding 19th-century gentlemen's dress and manners. perhaps useful if you want to see what happened *before* the holy 1930's. /andrew
post #26 of 37
Ascots are perfectly acceptable accessories. Although one needs an inherent personality to carry it off. Much like the aforementioned neckerchiefs that were actually rather popular during the 70's. David Niven also wore an ascot as opposed to the more flamboyant Paul Lynde.
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i love watching old hollywood squares... ooh here's another one: don knotts, especially in three's company.
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i love watching old hollywood squares... ooh here's another one: don knotts, especially in three's company.
Yes, quite witty. Sometimes in a risque manner. Paul, in what famous book will you read about a talking ass who wonders why it's being beaten? I read it, "The Joy of Sex."
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Everytime I see an ascot, I can't help but to think of the scene in Caddyshack when Judge Smails (Ted Knight) is christening his boat (The Flying Wasp) while wearing an ascot. "It's easy to grin when your ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat. Ha, ha, heh, heh." Eat your fat Spaulding.
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