Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fashion Victim: When Is An Ascot Not An Ascot?

A lot of hairdressers and non-hairdressers alike are talking about the hilarious video screenshotted (is that even a word?) above, where this total queen tries to convince us that 1. hairdresserdom (words invented especially for this post so far: two) is a sin and 2. he's not one. Well, haw, he isn't convincing anybody. But! That's not what I want to discuss. This is what I want to discuss:

  • "Nice Ascot" – Andrew Sullivan
  • "Ascot Advocate" – Joemygod
  • "Ascot-Wearing" – Gawker
  • "Wearing An Ascot" – The Awl
  • "Wearing An Ascot" – Huffington Thing
  • "Wearing a Gold Ascot" – The Gospel According to Hate
  • "Does This Gold-Flecked Ascot Make Me Look Ex-Gay? – Towleroad

Mary, please! I'm so disappointed in you!

Let's get back to the question posed in the title of this post: when is an ascot not an ascot? Well, it's a trick question, because it's not an ascot. Dearies, that is a scarf, a very, very gay scarf, and it's tied in what is called a "European Loop."

This is an ascot:

I'm glad I could clear that up for you.


Fran said...

You totally - er, um - you totally straightened that one out for us!

Thanks! Silly hairdressers indeed!

sfmike said...

Thank you for paying attention to the details since nobody else seems to be doing so. In the video, I love that he associates witchcraft, homosexuals, the mafia, and San Francisco General Hospital all in one sentence.

Anonymous said...

Well, duh. Of course that's not an Ascot. Thank you for speaking up for us effete Ascot-wearers everywhere.

One of the more embarrassing aspects of this flaming queen's video is that neck scarf in all its gold-flecked vulgarity. My fave moment is, when describing his deflowering of his wife on their wedding night (all my straight friends do that, describe it, I mean) he screams "Jessssussssssssssss!" Girlfriend can etch glass with that sibilance.

He is, however, not merely a deranged queen reliving disco. He is a straight-for-pay professional homo-hater affiliated with Lou Engle Jr's 'mission to the Castro'. He is therefore used to extort money from old ladies in Waukeegan who will believe any kind of flim-flammery, it seems.

Jason Zenobia said...

Fred Astaire made an ascot look good, but I can't think of many more people who can pull it off.

Dr. McCoy in Star Trek IV?

It's such dangerous territory.

Peteykins said...

Thurston Howell III

desertwind said...

There must be a photo of Charles Nelson Reilly wearing an ascot, no?

samael7 said...

Barrel-chested (yet fashion-forward) Fred from Scooby Doo.

Anonymous said...

"...screenshotted (is that even a word?)"

No. Thank you for asking.

Peteykins said...

It was a rhetorical question, anonymous.

Matty Boy said...

We come back here again and again, loyal Pony Pals all, because someone has to have standards.

Thank you, Peteykins, for holding the line.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Please, the guy's so gay that glitter shot out of my CD port when his photo came up.