The ascot is a type of formal neckwear for men that originated in Britain during the late 19th century. The look of the ascot tie resembles part modern necktie and part scarf or pashmina.
Ascots are usually much loser tied than traditional neckties, and secured with a tie pin that is commonly decorated with a pearl or round silver or gold ball. Traditionally the ascot is associated with morning or daytime attire. In addition, it is matched with a type of tailcoat jacket called "Morning Coat".
The ascot got its name from the horse race called "Royal Ascot" - an event that even to this point requires men to dress in traditional morning tail-coat and ascot tie. Besides this event, the ascot is occasionally chosen as a formal type of neckwear for weddings occurring during the day.
At Ties-Necktie.com we also carry a selection of patterned, formal, as well as casual ascots. To see our selection please visit our category page containing all our Ascots