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How to Tie an Ascot & Cravat 3 Ways + DO's & DON'Ts

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Welcome back to the Gentleman's Gazette! In this video, we discuss Cravats, Ascots, how

to tie them and what mistakes to avoid.

How to tie an Ascot? Here are three ways that you can do it. One, this is how you tie the

Ascot the traditional way, it doesn't matter if you wear the pleats up or down. The only

thing that's of importance is that the pleats overlap the knot so the knot stays tighter

and you will look great all day. First, the right end needs to be about three to four

inches longer than the left one. Second, the right end, the longer end, goes over the left

end. What's important here is that the pleated part is actually part of the knot and you

want to keep this rather tight. So now, the longer end goes back around as you can see,

around, up through the back and down. This is how the traditional ascot, you may want

to open another button on your shirt and then you close it. Once you have it tucked in,

you simply adjust it to your liking and you're done. Basically, there are two ways, once,

you can have everything popping out so you see it or you can have everything tucked in

like so. Personally, I liked it tucked in, I like a tight knot and depending on the shirt

I'm wearing, I open one or two buttons from the top. This way you see more of the ascot

and so it's more closed.

Number 2, the simple knot. The simple knot is actually really simple because it's just

one knot. Both ends are the same length and then you just create one knot like so, and you tuck both ends in. For this

knot, you really have to adjust it and the problem is it''s a very loose knot so over

the course of the day it will become loose. It can be a problem with the traditional knot

but it can with the simple knit, it's even more so. Personally, I don't really like the