(Closed) Question About Wearing an Ascot

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
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Ascots come in two varieties.  The informal and the formal variety.

Informal, is the type that gets usually worn with an open neck shirt, and matched up with a Dinner Jacket (aka Smoking Jacket style)

PHOTO – one kind of ascot, for more styling tips on this more casual type of neckwear, take a look at this website (ascot can be worn inside the neck of the shirt as shown, or outside under the collar) = http://www.catchgaviola.com/2011/11/ascot-tie-why-not.html

This type of ascot can be worn with our without a jacket or vest.

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And then there is the Dress Ascot, that normally accompanies Daytime Formal Wear (Morning Dresswear / Morning Suit) which is worn before 6 PM, or sundown (whichever comes first).  This type of formal wear is avaialble for rent from a Tuxedo shop.

Morning Dress has the option of being accompanied by a Formal Dress Ascot (shown above) or with a 4-in-the-hand tie.

Morning Dress includes a Vest as a requirement (a regular tuxedo has the option of either a Vest or a Cummerbund).

For more info see this Webpage on Formal Morning Dress = http://www.blacktieguide.com/Supplemental/Morning_Dress.htm

For more info on men’s formal wear options, I suggest the aforementioned website, that covers everything you need to know

Black Tie Guide = http://www.blacktieguide.com

Hope this helps,

PS… When it comes to men dressing properly for Dinner… the rule of thumb is that a man will dress up for Cocktails, Wear his complete look thru Dinner, and then after Dinner… all bets are off (and usually the Jackets & Ties etc)

 

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