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post #31 of 85
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Originally Posted by Tomasso View Post
If you're stackin' cheese you'll get laid regardless of dress; From white tie to beachwear, it don't make a dif.

Dang.
post #32 of 85
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Originally Posted by Coho View Post
so Michael Corleone is gay?

No, but he is a fictional character.
post #33 of 85
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
Let's face it:
1. You are not getting laid wearing an ascot
2. You will be ridiculed
3. Dudes may kick your ass

If you have an ascot fetish, wear it in private, at a costume pary a wedding etc. fkg. etc.
Some rich older guy maybeeeeee
This may be different in other countries or certain events may lend themselves.

It looks pretty natty, but the world just will not get it.

If the Corleone thing is an ascot, I think I used to wear them maybe 10-15 years ago (not for business).

1) I believe to recall that I got laid once or twice. And I certainly don't get laid more often nowadays, in spite of my nice ties (I guess I should blame my wife).
2) I cannot recall beng ridiculed (I guess that people took care not to let me notice).
3) No dude ever kicked my ass.

I do not wear ascots nowadays and I agree that they may seem "affected", but I actually think they look nice. But, yes, maybe rather on elderly men (and yes, especially if they are rich; I am actually looking forward to wearing ascots again when I eventually manage to get rich; and I do believe that an ascot demands a nice sport car).
post #34 of 85
Wait, was Jack from Threes Company gay? It never occurred to me when I was kid, but my god.... it all makes sense now.


Gay or not ascots are still badass. I want to wear one this summer with some chinos.


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Excuse me, I have a trademark on that phrase.

Was it me who started that? Totally forgot about the meaty thighs.
post #35 of 85
Yah, I didn't know that about Jack either. It also makes sense to me now.

I'm still waiting for some of the Sesame Street voice personalities to come out as well.

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Wait, was Jack from Threes Company gay? It never occurred to me when I was kid, but my god.... it all makes sense now.


Gay or not ascots are still badass. I want to wear one this summer with some chinos.




Was it me who started that? Totally forgot about the meaty thighs.
post #36 of 85
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
Let's face it:
1. You are not getting laid wearing an ascot
2. You will be ridiculed
3. Dudes may kick your ass

post #37 of 85
Are ascots gay? Well that depends on how well a person has the ability to carry them off. lf you aren't charismatic and don't feel comfortable with the look, then avoid it. Ascots are for confident people. Lack of confidence will lead to people to see you as wearing constume.

H.
post #38 of 85
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Wait, was Jack from Threes Company gay? It never occurred to me when I was kid, but my god.... it all makes sense now.
Mr. Furley was probably gay, though this was never made explicit. Jack was only pretending to be gay so the prudish landlord Mr. Roper (and later, Mr. Furley) wouldn't have a problem with him shacking up with two women. I don't even recall Jack wearing ascots, but I remember that Furley wore neckerchiefs.
post #39 of 85
I had a word with all my Cravats and now they are all upset, the poor little things.. Apart from being accused of being Gay I seem to have given them a personality crisis.. they now want to know if they are Cravats or Ascots.. they have applied for counselling
post #40 of 85
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Mr. Furley was probably gay, though this was never made explicit.

Mr. Furley actually fancied himself quite the ladies' man. Maybe he played for both teams.
post #41 of 85
Was Thurston Howell III gay? He was married..."not that that proves anything."

I sorta thought he was the archetypal ascot wearer--kind of a pompous, snobbish twit, but not necessarily gay.

I worked in West Hollywood for 14 years; I have lived in East Long Beach for about a like amount of time. I never noticed ascots enjoying any currency with the boys. Only guy in West Hollywood I knew who wore ascots was writer, adventurer and big game hunter Jack Lott (of .458 Lott fame)--nuttier than a fruitcake but not gay.

I seem to recall Hugh Hefner used to wear them. I don't expect it stopped him from getting laid.

I have worn ascots intermittently over the years. I even wore one when I was working in a gas station in a fairly tough part of LA (Western Ave.) to extend my unemployment benefits during my lean years. Nobody ever messed with me, much less beat me up.

Only grief I ever got from wearing an ascot has been from that philistine of a wife of mine.

As for getting laid, if I were still in Singleland, I admit I'd probably eschew the ascot on a first date.

I was planning to wear an ascot to work today. I will still do so. As to its unsuitability for office wear--in some offices, yes, but not in mine, where a lot of men will be in T-shirts, alas.

Just a few musings.
post #42 of 85
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Was Thurston Howell III gay? He was married..."not that that proves anything."

Are you kidding me? I am certain that Howell had both Ginger and MaryAnn.
post #43 of 85
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
Are you kidding me? I am certain that Thurston had both Ginger and MaryAnn.

The RJ cat would have concurred.

I confess a weakness for the sort of cashmere-and-silk neckerchieves from Hildeetch Paris and Chat-Bite that Flusser liked so much in Making the Man and Style and the Man. Haven't worn them Stateside though.
post #44 of 85
If you are under 30 wearing an ascot would certainly appear gay. The ascots, themselves as objects, are not particularly homosexual.
post #45 of 85
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The ascots, themselves as objects, are not particularly homosexual.
Are you sure? My cravate drawer sure is manky in the mornings.
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