How to tie an ascot

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Mr. George Augustus Sala, looking distinguished

While we’ve focused primarily on bridal fashion and accessories, the groom’s look is just as critical. The handkerchief is a great touch, but the ascot tie is often the signature of a refined groom. You may be asking yourself – just what is so special about an ascot tie? We present a quick history of this style. A traditional ascot is silk and gray in color. The ascot is usually worn for formal daytime weddings and often paired with a morning coat and a striped trouser pant. The daytime ascot will be composed of a thicker, more substantial silk. Formal ascots are thinner in comparison and typically colorful.

If the ascot had a father it would be the 19th century cravat. This accessory was made of a stiff linen and worn around the neck, in a more complex fashion. By the end of the 1800s, wealthy men wanted a more loose-fitting option for daytime. The ascot as we know it today was still worn for business purposes into the early 20th century. It is very easy to sport an ascot for your big day. Join us as we show you how to tie an ascot.

How to make an ascot with a scarf


An ascot in three easy steps

Cause A Frockus would like to thank their tremendous resources: “Vintage Wedding: Simple Ideas for Creating a Romantic Vintage Wedding” by Daniela Turudich and “Style Me Vintage: An inspirational guide to styling the perfect vintage wedding” by Annabel Beeforth.

For our readers: Do you think an ascot is still a symbol of sophistication?

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