deCravat vs. Ascot
Why is this on my mind? I’m really not sure. Maybe it is the hot weather that gets me thinking how thankful I am that I don’t have to wear a necktie to work.
This was not the case a few years ago. When I was on the faculty at College America in Fort Collins, I had to wear a necktie all four days of the week that I taught. Some days this was from 8 in the morning until after 10 at night.
Boy, am I glad the “uniform of the day” for me now is shorts and a polo shirt.
Anyway, back to the difference between a cravat and an ascot.
The cravat is usually a wide, straight piece of material. It is commonly work loosely tied with the neck of the shirt of the wearer being open or not fully buttoned.
It is tied in a slip knot. The ends hang vertically, and overlap.
Like its cousin the cravat, it is worn with an open neck shirt, but used for more formal occasions. I have seen ascots word with tuxedos at weddings too.
The ascot gets its name from the Royal Ascot Racetrack in England.