Unforgettable ascot

April 24, 1961
April 24, 1961

Table of Contents
April 24, 1961

Horse Shows
A Man And A Rod
Baseball Changes
The Masters
Part II: A New Dimension In Sailing
Horse Racing
Car Cultists
  • To many persons the automobile is a status symbol. To 1.5 million hot rodders, however, the car is the cornerstone of a cult with its own lingo, totems and heaven. The cats range from wild to mild, but the fuzzy world they live in can be far out, man, far out

Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Unforgettable ascot

The Ascot tie was developed a couple of hundred years ago to help meet emergencies—it served the horse-borne gentry not only as a neckpiece but as a bandage if an accident occurred in the field. The huntsman's stock still reflects this first-aid philosophy. Skiers and sailors use ascots to seal the space between sweater and neck. Nowadays the ascot also serves to bridge the social gap between the overdressed look of tie and shirt and the too naked look of the unadorned sports shirt.

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Because the ascot does have this rather limited use, it often is forgotten by the harassed weekender. Accordingly, Actor Richard Ney asked Robert Clark of his London shirtmakers, Turnbull & Asser Ltd., to make him a shirt with an ascot permanently built in. Here Mr. Ney wears the result—called the Clarney, after its two innovators. It has been brought to America and launched with great success by Brooks Brothers (at $14.50 or $17.50, depending on fabric). Its worldwide sale has reached 100,000. Clarney-shirted men have been beating the necktie-for-dinner requirements at northern ski resorts and southern sun spots all winter.