Just what is an ascot stickpin? How does one wear one?
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Just what is an ascot stickpin?
An ascot stickpin is exactly that. A metal 'stick' with an adornment at the top and a 'clutch' at the bottom (to keep you from poking yourself and to keep your pin secure). It's one of the oldest styles of pins there is, often also worn on lapels, and lady's hats.
It is very well suited to ascot wear over a tie tack or other style pin, because the long 'stick' helps keep the entire ascot secure, and the two flaps of fabric from seperating while being worn. It also looks fairly deboinaire while doing so.
How to wear an ascot stickpin:
After you have satisfactorily tied your ascot, take your pin and center it over the area where you wish it to be 'held' and gently push it through the fabric of the top flap to the other side.
Flip the first side back so that you can get at the lower flap. Center it as best you can and push the pin end through the second flap.
Push the pin through the bottom flap and take up a bit of the shirt, this helps your ascot stay in place while being worn.
Come back up through the bottom flap and secure the end with the pin clutch.
Flip the top flap over, and you're done! It does take a few tries to get the hang of, but don't fret! Soon you too will be pinning with ease.
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