Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The good sport


Fun fact: The ascot is the "white flag of surrender" in the dating scene....

5 comments:

Hauntedheadful said...

Didn't Carly Simon write a song about this guy?

John Addison said...

And the bolo tie would be.......?

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to ascots anyway?

Anonymous said...

To answer your question, Anon 1, ascots migrated to the luxury yaht scene. They're still fairly common among a certain class of "captain". These gentlemen still value how effectivley a snappy ascot conceals their wattled, saggy negks and snow-white chest hair.

As for the mainstream, the look was (at its best) just a little too "dude western" and ended up looking like this.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/0f/60/bc/0f60bcfb72ab4b83a57d5afb45aa123f--mens-vintage-vintage-fashion.jpg

At their least flattering, ascots looked effeminate on a lot of men. When Elton John started wearing them on stage, that was it.

The only guy who ever looked completely put-together wearing an ascot was Fred on Scooby Doo.

http://margaretperry.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/scooby-cast.jpg

Anonymous said...

Oh gads!
All of my late 1960s nightmares, rolled into one! ;D

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