How to Tie an Ascot

The ascot is a type of neckwear that looks like a cross between silken scarf and necktie. The ascot originated in England during the late 19th century, and it got its name from the horserace called the 'Royal Ascot' – an exclusive horserace at which men were required to wear an ascot tie in combination with a tailcoat jacket. Today the ascot tie is much less common, and usually worn during very formal day-time events and formal weddings.

Tying the Ascot-tie Instructions:

How to Tie an Ascot Tie

  1. Lay the ascot around your neck so that the stichng faces your body. Make sure that one end, the side needed for the wrapping, hangs down much lower than the other end.

  2. Wrap the longer end around the other.

  3. Repeat step #2 a second time

  4. Just like when tying a Four-in-Hand Necktie knot, take the longer end and pull it through the gap between your neck and the ascot.

  5. Let the longer end lay over the slightly shorter end.

  6. Give it a final adjustment, and if you prefer, use a pin (often times a decorated with a pearl) to secure the knot at the center.

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