To Ascot or Not to Ascot?

This is my friend Hal. Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 4.23.50 PMIn this photo, he's wearing a seersucker ascot made by Otis James right here in Nashville. And somehow. He pulls it off.

Now listen. I'm not a dude. And I don't pretend to know that much about fashion. (Because let's be honest, I basically just ask myself what would Whitney wear every time I look in my closet.) But, if I were a guy... would I have the guts to wear an ascot?

Otis says the goal was to rid the ascot of its "commonly-implied pretension" and to "bring it into the realm of comfortable approachability."

So what do you think... did he succeed?

Would you ascot?



Photo via otisjamesnashville