Every gentleman's wardrobe should have this elegant accessory called an ascot scarf.
The Ascot scarf brings a casual twist to your dress and a nice variation on a classic tie or bow, while still maintaining a stylish overall look. Despite its long tradition, Ascot scarves bring a touch of something new and different to your outfits.
Wrap this luxurious silk tie scarf around your neck, under a collared shirt, and leave one or more of the top buttons open, depending on your style. Feel free to wear a suit, blazer, vest or even a stylish sweater over the collared shirt.
The Ascot scarf has been perceived as an outfit for not so formal occasions and has traditionally been a typical tie substitute, especially in daytime wear. Today, however, you can stretch these boundaries a bit, as long as you do it with confidence and listening to your own style, using discretion, of course, always in the spirit of the occasion and with respect to the dress of its organizer.
The birth of the Ascot scarf
Ascot scarves have their roots in 18th century England. The Ascot scarf is named after the racecourse in the city of Ascot, which still hosts the annual Royal Ascot under Ascot Galloping Race.
From 1807 onwards, in the royal auditorium, the dress code was an ascot scarf alongside a sachet and a top hat. Thanks to the gallop races and the royal example, Ascot gained a foothold as part of its stylish attire and spread great popularity for over a hundred years, an absolute part of the sacket.
Ascot, dressed with a sachet, was originally gray or silver according to the label, but later in the 19th century, when the label was slightly released, more colorful Ascot scarves were also used. In the golden age of Ascot, it served as the most formal outfit for daytime events.
However, the popularity of the Ascot scarf waned with the use of regular costumes and ties. The English mod culture of the 1960s momentarily brought Ascot back to the use of men in the subculture, but since then the popularity of the Ascot scarf has once again remained at the feet of the bow tie and tie.
Nowadays, the Ascot scarf is less likely to be encountered, but it definitely turns your eyes and gets admiration. After all, it’s definitely a personal accessory as part of getting dressed.
Versatile use of the Ascot scarf
An Ascot scarf is an accessory that is tied under a collared shirt and is used as a substitute for a tie. A scarf tied around the neck is a great choice for occasions where the tie is too formal. If the dress code is Smart Casual, you can easily put an Ascot scarf around your neck instead of a bow or tie.
Many people think of the Ascot scarf and the plastron scarf as the same accessory, but this is not the case. Plastron is similar to an ascot scarf, but it is held over the collared shirt and fastened with a tie-through tie. Plastron is less commonly seen, as it is mainly used in conjunction with a sachet in wedding dresses.
A silk scarf can be combined with a blazer and a collared shirt, or more casually dressed with a V-neck sweater. Ascot also works really well as a vest guy!
Ascot scarves are considered by many to be worn in the summer season, and demand for them is on the rise, especially in the spring. However, we believe that according to the style of the 2020s, everyone will have their own personal style and preferences in clothing, and the Ascot scarf is also suitable for use in autumn and winter. This is how the ascots on the Ashari are part of the selection all year round.
The purpose of the Ascot scarf is to bring detail and color to the dress, so when choosing a colorful silk scarf, you don't have to be afraid.However, for a more traditional and understated style, a gray, silver or blue Ascot cloth is a great choice
If you want to “set the rules” for the use of an Ascot scarf, it might be a good idea to choose a shirt with a solid color or a more neutral tone alongside a strongly patterned or intensely toned scarf, which gives the Ascot scarf the rights it deserves and stands out. If you wish, you can choose a handkerchief like a tie and a bow to match the shades of the Ascot scarf, thus combining the outfit down to the last detail.
Ascot scarf binding
The tips of the Ascot scarf are equally long and wide. When using a tie scarf, the top or pair of top buttons on the collar shirt are left open, the scarf is tied beautifully plumply around the neck with a simple knot, inside the collar of the collar shirt.
The Ascot scarf differs from the traditional silk scarf in that it is sewn into a shape and is not too long. The neckline is sewn with folds, which gives the scarf durability and fits better around the neck and prevents it from rising too high around the neck.
This great accessory is very easy to use and does not require special knots and techniques. Perhaps the best thing about the ascot is that it is comfortable on the neck as it does not tighten or squeeze on the neck.
- Leave 1 or 2 buttons on the collared shirt open
- Put the Ascot scarf around your neck so that the ends of the scarf are the same length
- Tie a light “regular” knot close to the neck
- Place the ends of the scarf under the collared shirt
- “Apply” the node appropriately
Watch a video on how to make an Ascot scarf
Ascot Scarves at Asni Boutique
The Ascot scarves from Saar's boutique are made of high-quality and light silk and can be worn with care even in the summer heat, as they feel comfortable and breathable well around the neck. Instead of a tie or bow, Ascot often feels more comfortable to wear and doesn't feel strangled by its wearer.
Our silk scarves are unique, beautifully textured and deliciously colored and are handmade in Italy. Of course, you will also find in our selection monochrome and more harmonious shades for more restrained tastes. Check out our comprehensive selection of ready-made, stunning Ascot scarves!