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post #46 of 85
Once again.

In my opinion, ascots are an incredibly useful and stylish accessory that are unwearable for me. It is a pity, but they are just too much "look at me" for my taste, though I wear other things, like bowties, that people may say have the same affect.

I think this is less true in countries other than the U.S., or at least that has been my experience.

I did wear them briefly as a college student, and, in retrospect, I think I was being a pompous idiot. It would have been fortunate if someone had taken the trouble to beat me up for it so I might have stopped earlier than I did.
post #47 of 85
I think women would actually like it if men wore more ascots. It`s one of those things that would probably receive positive comments from women, but negative from men.
post #48 of 85
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
Was Thurston Howell III gay?
Certainly not. I wondered, though, about the Skipper. And maybe the Professor.

And JL, I would've loved to see you pumping gas in your ascot!
post #49 of 85
post #50 of 85
You are only as gay as you feel. Clothes shouldn't dictate orientation.

Well, except for sequins/assless chaps/popped collars/etc
post #51 of 85
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Originally Posted by Coho View Post
so Michael Corleone is gay?


he was gangster. call a guy like that in his position gay. (i understand he's ficitional)

to answer the original question. ascots are not gay. men who wear them are.
post #52 of 85
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Originally Posted by Quirk View Post
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.

Wow, this is deep and highly plausible.

Where can one find an ascot? I'd love to try one out and see what happens.
post #53 of 85
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
Where can one find an ascot? I'd love to try one out and see what happens.

Try www.beautiesltd.com. Note that they have two varieties--one, which is Velcro-fastened, that they call their "ascot" and the other, which is the more classic, that they call their "cravat." I have only purchased their cravats. The Velcro-fastening ones sort of remind me of pre-tied bowties, although one chap PM'ed me and said he found them very satisfactory.
post #54 of 85
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
he was gangster. call a guy like that in his position gay. (i understand he's ficitional)

to answer the original question. ascots are not gay. men who wear them are.

I dont think Vito wore an ascot.



nope no ascots there, lol.
post #55 of 85
In Shanghai, ascots were seen as something that a classy gentleman would wear.
post #56 of 85
I like to bring up Johnny Cakes more than Vito, although Vito is pretty hilarious himself.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
I dont think Vito wore an ascot. nope no ascots there, lol.
post #57 of 85
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
In Shanghai, ascots were seen as something that a classy gentleman would wear.

Glad i don't live in shanghai. isn't it too hot and humid to wear one there?
post #58 of 85
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
Glad i don't live in shanghai. isn't it too hot and humid to wear one there?
Not in the fall. This idea is one of those old generational things--culled from old Hollywood movies and vaguely outdated Western stereotypes--that has been passed down into the current day. Other things that convey class are pipes, cigarette holders, fine liquors, Western cuisine, Rosemary Clooney, and vintage Rolex.
post #59 of 85
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Not in the fall.

This idea is one of those old generational things--culled from old Hollywood movies and vaguely outdated Western stereotypes--that has been passed down into the current day.

Other things that convey class are pipes, cigarette holders, fine liquors, Western cuisine, Rosemary Clooney, and vintage Rolex.

what about a monocle, top hat and cane? those get any love in Shanghai?
post #60 of 85
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
what about a monocle, top hat and cane? those get any love in Shanghai?
Those would be too old-fashioned. Most of that classy gear is what remained from the '20s & '30s in Shanghai and stuff filtered in through from the West during the '50s and '60s. Anything Western--and best if it's expensive--is considered a signifier of sophistication.
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