To begin tying an ascot tie, lay the tie around the neck with the stitching facing inside. Leave one end shorter than the other, and wrap the longer end around it. Repeat this action twice.
Pull the longer end through the loop created between the tie and the wearer's neck. Adjust the tie with the longer end covering the shorter end. Many wearers choose to secure the tie with a decorative pin for a bit of added panache.
Tying an ascot is very similar to the actions taken when tying a four-in-hand necktie knot although the final appearance is a bit more formal.
- Put the ascot on
Place the ascot around your neck, keeping the ends of the ascot in front of you. Arrange it so the right end is approximately 6 inches longer than the left.
- Wrap the long end around the short end
Grasp the longer right end, and cross it in front of the shorter left end. Then, cross it again so that it is under and over the left side once more.
- Pull the right end through the neck loop
Bring the right end up, placing it through the loop at the neck. Continue pulling the right end up through the loop, straightening the ascot as you pull to create a snug fit.
- Adjust and smooth the ascot
Pull the right end down in front of the left end, straightening the ascot as you pull. If necessary, adjust the top portion of the right side so that it is smooth, even and tidy.
- Secure the ascot
Tuck the points of both the right and left ends under the front of your shirt or into your waistcoat. Alternatively, fasten the ascot with a tie tack to secure it.