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How to pull off an ascot?

vincent

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Do some of you wear ascots on occasion?

If yes, then what do you recommend wearing it with?

What type of clothing do ascots compliment the best?
 

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How to pull off an ascot in only two steps!
1. Untie it.
2. Pull it off. It's that easy.

In all seriousness, I'm not much a fan of the ascot. For morning dress, fine, but I don't really condone wearing them between shirt collar and neck.
 

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I personally like them and they happen to look very good on me. My wife loves them and has purchased a few for me. That being said, I really only wear them when the two of us are alone as I am a bit shy to go too far out on a limb style wise.

I think that they look great with sportcoats and especially with sportcoats and a sweater vest.

I would be thrilled to hear more advice so some day I can come out of the Ascot closet.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt

I would be thrilled to hear more advice so some day I can come out of the Ascot closet.

I've been thinking of coming out as well. Paris seems like the logical choice of venues.

What do you think of this look?

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Jovan

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Definitely not a strong point for Cary Grant there. Looks silly.
 

itsstillmatt

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It looks good on him, but what doesn't? That sort of strikes me as a Ph.D where an ascot is a Masters degree.

Paris is definitely the right place. My wife actually suggested the same to me this evening. Maybe Prague or Vienna would be right as well.
 

Jovan

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Not really. It looks like he was playing cowboys with his children and forgot to take it off before dinner.
 

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I have worn them before; however, I did not truly like the look since it tends to belong on older men, perhaps with facial hair.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
I would be thrilled to hear more advice so some day I can come out of the Ascot closet.

You could probably wear an ascot and look extremely stylish almost anywhere in the world except the U.S. and England.
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I completely agree. I can see it being acceptable and stylish in Europe. However, I think it would be rather hard to pull it off in North America, where the only thing that people would be thinking about is your sexual orientation.

North Amerca is quite backwards in terms of style and really needs to drop the whole macho mentality.

Originally Posted by Dragon
You could probably wear an ascot and look extremely stylish almost anywhere in the world except the U.S. and England.
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LabelKing

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Originally Posted by Dragon
You could probably wear an ascot and look extremely stylish almost anywhere in the world except the U.S. and England.
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The English might appreciate it more than the Americans. Perhaps if you visited with really old-line Southerners, they would appreciate it as well.
 

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I still don't see what an ascot can do that a scarf can't, I guess. It looks pretty affectatious to me.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I think the only way to wear them properly is with the look of worldly wisdom that can be accumulated only after 50 years or so.

+1

I was just going to reply with a "Turn 50". Or if you have a young looking face..."Turn 60"
 

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The ascot is a bit too much for me, but wearing a scarf or neckerchief (whatever it's called) a la Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief is something I might try one weekend. Sorry, I couldn't find a better photo, but you can see it peeking out on the left.

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