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Wearing an ascot

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Distinguished Member

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    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.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    What.?.? No spats? I'll bet that particular client is so crass as to leave the house without a malacca cane. The cad.
     


  3. LondonCalling

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    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.
     


  4. Alexander Kabbaz

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    Actually, he has joined his beloved ascots. R.I.P.
     


  5. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Stylish Dinosaur

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    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
     


  6. hopkins_student

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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"
     


  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    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...
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If you decide to try that, let me know how it goes over. [​IMG]
     


  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    likely you would get several of those "you ain't from around here, are ya boy" looks.
     


  10. BjornH

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    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 .
     


  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    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.
     


  12. oscarthewild

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    I wear them whenever I have a monocle on.
     


  13. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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. Â [​IMG]
    [​IMG] 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.
     


  14. Alexander Kabbaz

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    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.
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    You left out the most important requirements for the shirt: must be 2x2 170s, with an Italian collar.
     


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