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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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

    Pliny Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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    Head waiters at expensive restaurants.
     
  5. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    course only ones with PhDs
     
  6. tone76

    tone76 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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

    GusW Well-Known Member

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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 Well-Known Member

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

    jeromestyle Well-Known Member

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

    aj_del Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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    :rotflmao::rotflmao:

    :rotflmao::rotflmao:
     
  16. tone76

    tone76 Well-Known Member

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    Make that 3.
     
  17. Pliny

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    Cary Grant rocks a red with white polka dots Ascot in 'To Catch a Thief'.

    [​IMG]

    and a bow tie too for that matter (re: yo other thread)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. mercedezzz

    mercedezzz Active Member

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    That's not actually an ascot in To Catch a Thief, but he did wear them. I think the picture below left is from The Awful Truth. [​IMG]
     
  19. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    First off, I don't see the need to bash the OP. The board has been crawling all summer, and to his credit he is trying some new threads, (albeit a few too many).
    That aside, it would be nice to see more responses with useful information.
    The purpose of the ascot today would be to conceal the neck and therefore to offer a more youthful appearance on an older gentleman.
    They can either look great or garrish and seldom inbetween. They are an accessory better used by a man with the experience and discipline to dress well.
     
  20. jbw

    jbw Active Member

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    I don't think it is about experience and discipline. There is a reason why all the pictures being found are so old, and M.Caine, I think, was wearing it at least half-ironically even back in the 60s or early 70s or whenever that picture is from. There are a lot of class associations involved. In the US or a commonwealth country it is an item with too much (somewhat unpredictable) semiotic content. Most of that content has an affected or goofy flavor to it. There may be a slim minority (in the US, not the UK) who would label it "classy" because of the English aristocracy overtones but that is not the target audience of most posters here. It is too much of an affectation; It has become costume; there is a high-likelihood people will think you are a stuck-up fool.
     

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