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History of Fashion 1840 - 1900
Victoria and Albert Museum: c. 1890; The sitter in this portrait sports a four-in-hand Ascot tie, very fashionable during the 1880s and 1890s. The Ascot tie is made of a narrow neck band with a wide cravat style front, neatly folded and pinned with a tie-pin. It was generally worn for morning dress, and is now commonly worn for weddings. The collar is typically high, with folded wings. The waistcoat is buttoned high on the chest.