We’re often asked ‘How to tie an Ascot?’ – So, we have come up with 5 simple steps.

How to tie an Ascot

1. Place the Ascot around your neck, just under the shirt collar.
2. Simply cross the left side over the right and tuck it under.
3. Pull up towards your chin.
4. When comfortable but not tight, tuck both ends inside your shirt collar
5. Finally, Puff up the front a little.

What is an Ascot?

The Ascot (Cravat) is one of the earliest forms of necktie, named after 17th century Croatian mercenaries. In cotton or linen, it became a practical neck cloth, protecting the neck of a doublet or jacket from unsightly soiling and saving on laundry bills.

For many years the Ascot has been the mark of a gentleman of leisure, in the 20’s and 30’s it was worn by Edward Prince of Wales, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable and Cary Grant. It’s loose and relaxed style reflecting the leisure of a Hollywood lifestyle.

Watch: How to tie a Cravat (or Ascot Tie) and the history behind them.

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