Ashton Kutcher, the guy who made trucker hats the big fashion necessity a few years back (yeah, thanks for that Ashton), is on a new mission. According to his Twitter feed, Kutcher wants to bring the ascot back.
The ascot. That bastard child of the dickie and the necktie.
That loose-fitting silk neck accessory typically worn by the strange little old guy in your building with the four cats and a penchant for Earl Grey tea… by Thurston Howell III… and by Paul Lynde on the old Hollywood Squares.
Not exactly the guys I’m looking to for fashion sense.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for retro. Justin Timberlake brought back the vest and fedora. Sinatra wore a vest. He made the fedora iconic. I’m in.
But until someone can show me a picture of Sinatra in an ascot, (pre bloated-with-a-toupee days), I can’t get behind ya on this one, Ashton.