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Turnbull & Asser Navy & White Small Spot Silk Ascot Tie: €195.

Top 10 High-End Luxury Ascot Ties and Cravat Brands

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An ASCOT TIE, or ascot, is a narrow neckband with wide pointed wings, traditionally made of pale grey patterned silk. This wide, formal tie is usually patterned, folded over, and fastened with a stickpin or tie tack. It is usually reserved for wear with morning dress for formal daytime weddings and worn with a cutaway morning coat and striped grey trousers. This type of dress cravat is made of a thicker, woven type of silk similar to a modern tie and is traditionally either grey or black.

The ascot is descended from the earlier type of cravat widespread in the early 19th century, most notably during the age of Beau Brummell, made of heavily starched linen and elaborately tied around the neck. Later in the 1880s, amongst the upper-middle-class in Europe men began to wear a more loosely tied version for formal daytime events with daytime full dress in frock coats or with morning coats. It remains a feature of morning dress for weddings today. The Royal Ascot race meeting at the Ascot Racecourse gave the ascot its name, although such dress cravats were no longer worn with morning dress at the Royal Ascot races by the Edwardian era. The ascot was still commonly worn for business with morning dress in the late 19th and very early 20th centuries.

The CRAVAT is a neckband, the forerunner of the modern tailored necktie and bow tie, originating from 17th-century Croatia.

From the end of the 16th century, the term band applied to any long-strip neckcloth that was not a ruff. The ruff, a starched, pleated white linen strip, originated earlier in the 16th century as a neckcloth (readily changeable, to minimize the soiling of a doublet), as a bib, or as a napkin. A band could be either a plain, attached shirt collar or a detachable "falling band" that draped over the doublet collar. It is possible that cravats were initially worn to hide shirts which were not immaculately clean. Alternatively, it was thought to serve as psychological protection of the neck during battle from attack by a spear.

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  • Ascot ties at Amazon.com - as of May 28, 2021: 183 results.
  • Brooks Brothers Formal Cravat: US$150.
  • Brooks Brothers - founded in 1818. Ascot tie & cravat.
  • Budd Medium Spot Foulard Cravat in Navy and White: £95.
  • Budd London - established 1910. "We have long stocked cravats, but it is fair to say that they are enjoying something of a revival of late. They are no longer relegated to Noel Coward-esque moments or To The Manor Born, but are a simple way to bring nuance to your outfit. Cravats can lighten the tone of a formal outfit, or elevate a casual one. A silk cravat feels wonderful against your skin and is easy to tie. Our cravats come in pure silk, in classic paisley and foulard prints.
  • Cleofe Finati cravat.
  • Cleofe Finati - Haute Couture 100% Made in Italy since 1992. Ascots.
  • Cravat Club Dustin Hand Printed Silk Day Cravat (Ascot Tie): £95.
  • Cravat Club London - since 2014. "Our luxury printed and woven silk cravats are masterfully handcrafted right here in England from the finest quality silk available. Our printed silk is made from a medium weight silk twill which is finished with a special technique to further soften the silk. Our woven silk is crafted from iridescent Grade A1 Mulberry silk, using high density warp counts and multi plys." Handcrafted in England. Day Cravats & Ascot Ties.
  • Cravat ties at Amazon.com - as of October 10, 2020: 538 results.
  • E.Marinella Silk handmade Ascot tie, double blade with micro-patterns: €150.
  • E. MARINELLA Napoli - Italian luxury Ascot ties since 1914.
  • Forzieri Micro Dots Print Silk Tie Ascot: US115.
  • Forzieri - since 1999. "Explore our Ascot ties collection at Forzieri.com, a designer selection from cravats to ascot ties and self tie cravat now available at the Men Accessories store online, brought to you by our Fashion Editors & Designer buying experts. Buy the best Ascot ties of the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 season in an authentic luxury shopping experience." Silk ascot ties.
  • Gentleman's Gazette Ascot in Madder Silk with Red, Orange, Navy and Light Blue Paisley - Fort Belvedere: US$160.
  • Gentleman's Gazette - since 2010. Ascots.
  • John Henric men's ascots Navy blue geometric ascot in 100% silk: US$39.
  • John Henric - since 2008. "The ascot tie can be said to be the predecessor to the tie or bow tie. The ascot developed from the cravat in the late 19th century, when the European gentry began wearing cravats more informally. Cravats and ascots are very similar, which can cause some confusion. To distinguish between them, you could say that the ascot tie is an untied cravat that you tie yourself. The cravat is more like a tie while the ascot’s knot is best likened to a half-finished tie knot. Tying an ascot like this is referred to as a creating a ‘day cravat’ that is normally under the shirt collars for both wedding and every-day occasions. At John Henric we prefer the ascot and have therefore chosen to only produce these, always in 100% silk and of course made in Italy. More recently, ascots have, along with silk scarves, experienced a surge in popularity, and even if the suit is its perfect match, you can also combine the ascot with a blazer or denim jacket. The ascot tie is also a good option for those who are bothered by tight collars and tie knots and want to embrace a more casual style."
  • Sterling Ascots Monte Carlo Sterling Ascot Tie: US$60.
  • Sterling Ascots - since 2014. "Shop all microfiber and silk ascots from Sterling Ascots."
  • T.M.Lewin Gold Paisley Cravat: £10.
  • T.M.LEWIN - established 1898. Jermyn Street, London, U.K. Cravats.
  • Turnbull & Asser Navy & White Small Spot Silk Ascot Tie: €195.
  • TURNBULL & ASSER - founded in 1885. "The broad silk Ascot tie is the pinnacle of casual elegance. Whether attending its namesake racing event or daytime weddings, our dotty designs add sartorial kudos." Made in England. 71 - 72 Jermyn Street, London, U.K.
  • Yves Saint Laurent ascot scarf in crepe de chine with fringed edges: US$195.
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT - since 1961. Ascot scarf.
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