Friday 25 October 2013

Ascot ties are cool

While I was researching a vintage pattern I came across something of interest to the Fourth Doctor’s costume.

At various times during seasons thirteen to sixteen Tom Baker sported varying neckwear, tied in a knot at the neck.

These are known as Ascot Ties and my book The Modern Tailor Outfitter And Clothier dating from 1949 describes how they are cut and tied, accompanied by a series of step-by-step diagrams.

Obviously this is not exactly the same cut as screen worn, but I thought readers might find this interesting period-based reference material.

1 comment:

  1. I think Jon Pertwee wore one of the formally-cut cravats tied that way in The Sea Devils, just not folded over and pinned down.