What kind of men can wear Ascots gracefully on daily basis?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jeromestyle, Jul 26, 2011.

Do you think ascots look good on men?

Poll closed May 22, 2012.
  1. YES

    23 vote(s)
    54.8%
  2. NO

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. NOT SURE

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. jeromestyle

    jeromestyle Senior member

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    examples of celebrities you admire wearing ascots are welcome here.

    after casting your vote you might explain why.
     


  2. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    Sigh. I might as well be the first to say it. Fred from Scooby Do.
     


  3. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    guy on Australian TV - a cooking show. wears Ascots all the time. He's very big, very articulate, and flamboyant. And an Englishman in Oz, so more or less expected to be eccentric - 'Mad dogs nd Englishmen.. '


    My Dad wore them all the time. He was in television too.
     


  4. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    Head waiters at expensive restaurants.
     


  5. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    course only ones with PhDs
     


  6. tone76

    tone76 Senior member

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    Yep, Fred from Scooby Doo and Matt Preston (the guy from MasterChef Australia that was mentioned by a previous poster) are the only two men on the planet that can successfully pull the Ascot look off. :p
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Don't mean to feed Jerome here, but this pic was too good not to post.
    [​IMG]
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I read the thread title and knew right away who started it. :facepalm:
     


  9. jbw

    jbw Active Member

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    Not true. The beast/prince from beauty and the beast pulls it off.
     


  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Literally everything about that photo is terrible. That man is a travesty.
     


  11. jeromestyle

    jeromestyle Senior member

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    what man? I didn´t post any man in this thread...
     


  12. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Are ascots made by BOttega Veneta out of interwoven leather hygienic for daily wear ?
     


  13. Spong

    Spong Well-Known Member

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    The issue has been raised many times before, it's as divisive an item as classic hats and other vintage inspired fare. Classy or out-dated depending on which side of the fence you sit.

    To directly answer the question - this type of man:

    [​IMG]

    I recognise I'm in the minority by saying I think it can still work today. I think it should be done in a more understated fashion though - dark blues or reds, little if any patterning and worn low so as not to be too 'in your face'. Can no longer be paired with a hat or other by-gone items at the same time, that way lies extremity and costume, sadly.
     


  14. jeromestyle

    jeromestyle Senior member

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    I wasn´t aware about Bottega making buttery leather ascots. I will check them out next time I visit their flagship store. to die for!
     


  15. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    :rotflmao::rotflmao:

    :rotflmao::rotflmao:
     


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