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The Versatile Ascot Tie Series: Man on the Move

Posted on 19 July 2012

How to Implement the Ascot Tie in Multiple Occasions within a Single Day

Coat and tie at work

Coat and ascot tie after work

When you work all day in a shirt and tie it’s likely that the first thing you do when exiting the building is pull down your tie and loosen up those buttons. Relief! Next, you might hop in a cab or walk a few blocks to the first happy hour spot.

[President Obama after a long day's work]

The loose necktie look has become somewhat acceptable as a fashion statement for the dressed up, but more casual male, and has long been the more comfortable choice at the end of a work day .The unfortunate result of this style choice is that it often looks disheveled and unkempt rather than casual. So, how do you achieve a casual look that looks put together instead of half taken apart?

[John Travolta: half taken apart]

We give you two options:

Option A: Lose the tie and replace with ascot

After you’ve relaxed with a couple libations, the last thing you want to do is cinch that work tie around your neck. Instead, adorn your collar with a silk ascot tie which fits effortlessly in your briefcase.

Option B: Lose the tie and work shirt and replace with ascot and a polo shirt

It’s understood that you want to look more casual but you don’t have the time, the space, or the inclination to carry a second outfit around. In this scenario a polo shirt and ascot tie is the perfect exchange. The polo shirt will provide a fresh shirt and a casual look and the ascot will dress up the polo enough to work with the suit or sport coat. Choosing this combination will help you achieve a look that is comfortable, fresh, and fashionable.

When selecting your outfit be sure to choose a solid color polo that is fitted. Then, match the ascot to bring in the colors of your shirt and coat. Tie your ascot in any number of ways but most importantly, find a style that you feel comfortable with.

By choosing the combination of the polo shirt and the ascot you have created a sharp look that is entirely different from your workday attire. This is a must for any superhero!

Be sure to check out our Tumblr blog for other men's style ideas and click here to see how to tie an ascot.


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