Hello there, I have a question about the early Edwardian ties, around 1900. I can see some men on the photos wearing scarf ties, but i cannot find them anywhere to buy (unless they are just silk square scarves, tied in that way). Also, is it possible to wear an ascot outside the collar during the day, just plain tie without ruche or any other knot? I have seen some examples of the same way of tying an ascot as inside the shirt, but outside tucked into a waistcoat. And last one, also Edwardian neckties. Is there any difference between a necktie and tie ?
Thanks so much for writing, Daniel. The only “Edwardian Ties” I’ve ever come across are usually found on sites like GentlemansEmporium.com. These ties are generally for the highest of formal wear occasions and are very Dandy in deed. But you will most likely have a hard time finding them in a brick in mortar store which is why I would recommend just going with a plain ascot which always has the perfect blend of casual yet dressy. You will also most likely have a difficult time finding ascots sold in stores these days, yet plenty of online shops offer them like Sterling Ascots and Ceravelo.
As for your other inquiry, if you take a look at the photos below, it’s entirely possibly to wear an ascot on the outside of the collar for a more casual look, but if that’s truly the look you are going for I would almost recommend just wearing a silk scarf like the one seen on Johnny Depp. Back in the day I used to wear an ascot from time to time and I loved how it looked. I didn’t even have a proper ascot, I just used a thin cotton scarf that I had and it looked great (at least I thought so). What was great about it is it didn’t have the ruching on the back so if I wanted to wear it like a scarf, I still could. You can find plenty of silk scarf options online, which will lay the best, at stores like Nordstrom. Once you find what you are looking for, head on over to our “How To Tie an Ascot” tutorial.
I hope this helps Daniel. Thanks again for the question. Be sure to keep reading and as always, stay Dandy.