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post #16 of 34
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Do you get a lot of orders for ascots?
Yes. As a matter of fact, I just got an order for another one in late 1993. 1 ascot, 6 union suits (140's 2x2 - White) and 2 pairs of detachable cuffs.
post #17 of 34
What.?.? No spats? I'll bet that particular client is so crass as to leave the house without a malacca cane. The cad.
post #18 of 34
Dead? Not while I have breath. Costume? Please make the pain go away. I've been knee deep in ascots for 2 years now and I have no plans to withdraw - no matter how often my wife asks me to (pleads with me to be more precise). Hopkins, a word of warning ... while I think the scenery is beautiful; ascot-land is a lonely place ... a very lonely place.
post #19 of 34
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I'll bet that particular client is so crass as to leave the house without a malacca cane.
Actually, he has joined his beloved ascots. R.I.P.
post #20 of 34
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maybe you could try a turtleneck dickie? that is, if you can find one.
I resemble that remark. No, no, but I believe some fellow Dakotans still top off their wardrobes with one of these, courtesy the Vermont Country Store. (Who by the way, are purveyors of all manner of things I would've guessed had long since gone to product heaven...Munsinger pajamas, Evening in Paris perfume, Big Ben alarm clock, etc.) http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shoppin....=dickie
post #21 of 34
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So, is this the ascot's last stand we're seeing here? Does this mean that there could be an ascot revival? edit: undid the capitalization on "ascot"
post #22 of 34
I have one (a Michelson's purchased at Harrod's), although I haven't worn it in years primarily due to my wife's opposition. Perhaps I should emulate London Calling. Ben Silver offers nice looking ones at good discounts from time to time in their outlet section. It is likely I will continue to eschew the ascot for day to day wear in Alabama...
post #23 of 34
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It it likely I will continue to eschew the ascot for day to day wear in Alabama...
If you decide to try that, let me know how it goes over.
post #24 of 34
likely you would get several of those "you ain't from around here, are ya boy" looks.
post #25 of 34
I happened upon my two ascots yesterday, stored at the back of the drawer I keep my braces and bowties in. It's sad, really. They are very practical and good at keeping one warm in winter. When I wore them during their revival 15 years ago I grew to like them alot. I'm hoping for another comeback sooner than later but for now, they are costume territory for the most of us. B edit: Watching - make it something good as usual faustian .
post #26 of 34
I think they're best left to later in life. Once you're of a certain age, I think you can get away with just about anything.
post #27 of 34
I wear them whenever I have a monocle on.
post #28 of 34
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(AlanC @ Feb. 22 2005,22:12) It it likely I will continue to eschew the ascot for day to day wear in Alabama...
If you decide to try that, let me know how it goes over.  
I will say, however, that there are elements of Southern society that would probably accept the ascot without a second thought. The Cavalier tradition still has its remnants.
post #29 of 34
OK, OK. After culling the most interesting items from the past three weeks of threads on the Style Forum, the dress code for A Collection of Sartorial Excellence is now set (presuming that Manton judges the Sartorial Rules to have been followed): Black Suit (Preferably a $14,700 one from Bijan) 100% Polyester White Bowling Shirt - No logos unless "SF" Bespoke Black Budapest Flip-flops (Black only - no Brown in Town, please) Ascot (tucked, not wrapped) Spats Malacca cane (optional) Union Suit down under (mandatory) Monicle Embalming fluid will be available at the bar for any who need a refill. Edit: Per King Manton, the shirt must be 2x2 170s with Italian Collar. 2x2 140's and lower - and tennis or spread collars - will not be accepted. The sergeant-at-arms will be at the door with a loupe. You have been warned.
post #30 of 34
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100% Polyester White Bowling Shirt - No logos unless "SF"
You left out the most important requirements for the shirt: must be 2x2 170s, with an Italian collar.
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