Welcome to Jacket’s Required, hello, I’m Dominic Lacquaniti, designer and tailor.
This week’s episode of Jackets required
Is all about Ascots baby!
An ascot, or cravat, is also a considered a tie. The name comes from the Royal Ascot race held at the Ascot Racecourse.
In British English the casual day term for ascot would be a ‘day cravat’ so as to clearly distinguish it from the more formal dress ascot.
It is wide, formal and typically made of a thicker silk material such as modern ties. However, the more casual day ascot is made of a lighter silk that is much softer against the skin and less formal. It is almost always brightly colored with a pattern.
Ascots are worn folded over and fastened with a stickpin or a tie tack.
Ascots are making a comeback and are definitely on trend for a cool, hip look.
Curious if an ascot is right for you?
Come in to Rocco’s and let us educate you a bit, try a couple on with your favorite jacket, then choose your fabric for creating the perfect custom look.
In an ascot, you own it. Who doesn’t want to be that boss?
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