Where does the word “Ascot” come from and What does Ascot mean?

The Ascot was a popular tie affected by us young males in the late 1890’s, narrow around the neck and broad and slightly padded where it was loosely tied at the throat, the broad sections then crossing diagonally.

Popularity and name sprang from sporting circles attending the fashionable races held annually at Ascot Heath in Berkshire, England.

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