2,000 Years of the Necktie: Ascots Cross the Finish Line

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Ascots Cross the Finish Line

by David Johnson
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In Europe an ascot is a wide cravat of pale gray patterned silk only worn with very formal morning wear, to weddings, or England's Royal Ascot races, where it gets its name. In the U.S., ascot means cravat. The ascot was commonly worn for business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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