Defining the Modern Gentleman: Revitalizing the Ascot
Posted on 25 October 2012
A New Era for the Ascot Tie
As men everywhere ditch their traditional neckties in favor of more playful and fashionable alternatives, we have witnessed a shift towards the skinny tie and bow tie. The real modern gentleman; however, prefers the ascot.
[Photo Credit: Iann Ivy, Photographer]
The ascot is a clear choice for the dapper fellow looking to step up his game. Men have chosen this variety to separate themselves from the boys. The versatility of a modern ascot is far greater than a simple necktie and has the ability to transform a single outfit in numerous ways depending on the occasion.
So what does this gentleman in an ascot look like?
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Using the terms “gentleman” and “ascot” in the same sentence may conjure images of a man in the 19th century Victorian era wearing a long tailed tuxedo and top hat. For good measure, he might also be propped with a cane. Entertaining as it may be, this is not our modern gentleman.
The modern gentleman pairs a knotted ascot with jeans, an open collar, cardigan and Wayfarers during the day. In preparation for a night on the town, he changes into a blazer, slacks and a button-up shirt and uses the ascot as a scarf.