Ottoman Dandy

Ascot : The Bohemian Rhapsody

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If you were to ask me an accessory which evokes a lot of flairs all at the same time, I’d no doubt name ascot . Its finely british aristocratic origin takes you to a journey through time; it is some vintage with that retro look but it’s also beyond time as it re-makes any look more classy and stylish. With its magic silky touch, it suddenly turns you into a flamboyant writer, a Hollywood actor of 50s, a famous diplomat, a flaneur painter or a poet , a bohemian performing artist either in the back stage of neon signs in Broadway or just in a gloomy theater situated in the shadowed heart of Paris. The way you tie it, its pattern, its color betrays the way you look at life, the way you live it…

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(pics: pinterest.com/daycravat/celeb)

21 comments

  1. It is a long time since I have seen anyone in my city wearing that accessory. Very refreshing reminder of elegance. Because our city was destroyed by earthquakes, there is a lot of construction work happening now. Almost all the men out and about in the city seem to be wearing a hard hat and a high visibility work vest and working boots.

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