How to Tie An Ascot Tie
Ascot ties are not really ties and are not really scarves either. They’re somewhere in-between but, most importantly, they’re a hidden style gem that will make you look amazing.
I just took my new ascot tie for a “drive test” in the mall today. Now, if you’re a serious style student of mine, you’ve read my articles and you know the kind of stylish clothes I wear and I recommend that you wear as well. These clothes get you noticed almost guaranteed.
But something happened when I wore my ascot tie in the mall today. I felt in a way that I haven’t experienced in years. Truth be told, the last time I felt this way was back when I started wearing really bold clothes. Back then I was somewhat nervous when women looked at me because I wasn’t used to it.
Wearing this ascot tie got me A LOT more attention that I expected. I mean, women would involuntarily smile at me. Even though I consider myself experienced in style, today I felt like a new man.
So I thought I’d jumped into the blog and share my experience with you. Plus, I wanted to post some YouTube videos on how to tie an ascot.
Tying an ascot is very similar to the four-in-hand knot that you would perform on a tie. Just watch the videos below and you’ll get the hang of it pretty soon:
Here’s a video that show you how to tie a variation of the ascot, that has only one wide end and a sewn loophole at the other:
The Ascot tie, as you may have noticed, is pretty big but chances are you ended up buying one that had a shorter midsection, like I did.
I actually had to bang my head against the wall a few times because of this. It seems that nobody knows how to tie such a tie. SO I finally figured it out through trial and error.
If your ascot is short, tie it just like in the videos above EXCEPT for the last step. Don’t put the longer end through the loop at the end, just leave it hanging. and widen it to cover as much of your neck as it possibly can.
The point of the ascot is to protect your neck from cold temperatures and wind so it has to cover most of your neck. A short ascot, if you tie it the usual way, will not be able to serve that purpose. That’s why you have to skip the last step and do it the way I recommend.
Questions: Do you have an ascot tie? And what do you think of this accessory?