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Bow Ties For Men: The Complete History

Bow Ties For Men: The Complete History

We now have bow ties for men because we know that a man who dabbles in the world of ascots likes to stand out.  Although ascots are the bravest fashion statement for a man, the bow tie comes in at second.  Every man should understand the power of the bow tie and its history. To hold together the gaps in their shirts, Croatian mercenaries used scarves around their neck--this functional practice was the bow tie's humble beginning.  Those cold days during the 17th century Prussian wars were a little warmer with early bow ties to keep their shirts tight and...

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Where To Buy Ascots: The History of Savile Row

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Where To Buy Ascots: The History of Savile Row

Napoleon was a Savile Row frequent shopper. The reason why Savile Row is important Men who like to dress well and consider themselves a guiding light for comfortable fashion have heard of Savile Row.  Style, high-quality clothing, original ideas, and high standards of dress are all elements associated with this important London street that houses some of the top tailors in the world.   If you're the sort of man who wears an ascot, you'll be entertained by the history and culture that surrounds Savile Row.  The famous street is where to buy ascots. High-end men's fashion bespoke clothing (custom clothing),...

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How To Tie An Ascot

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How To Tie An Ascot

    Procuring an ascot is half the battle.  The second piece to exciting your audience with style is how to tie an ascot effectively.  Let's explore the four simple steps it takes to wear your ascot tie: First Wrap the ascot tie around your neck with the left end hanging slightly longer--(I'll explain why this is in a second). Second Cross the left (longer) end of the ascot tie over the shorter right end, so the two ascot tie ends hug passionately. Third Don't let this third step stump you--stay with me.  Now, pull the ascot tie longer right hand end...

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The History Of The Ascot Tie For Sale

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The History Of The Ascot Tie For Sale

Christian Martin Monsen of Norway enjoys an early cravat. Photo: Municipal Archives of Trondheim A work of art as masterful as the ascot tie takes time to reach perfection over many fashionable years.  You could look at the ascot tie as the father to the modern man's tie and be thankful that there was a day when men enjoyed something looser around the neck.  Let's look at the history of the ascot tie for sale in its entirety. Horse racing anyone? It all started at the Royal Ascot race, probably around June of 1711, when Queen Anne visited the now famous horse racing grounds....

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