Sterling Ascots, where all ascots are handmade.

“As Seen On”

In an attempt to do our part to bring back the ascot (cravat), we continue to utilize different public platforms to raise ascot awareness. We offer both silk and microfiber ascots. Silk ascots for the seasoned ascot consumer & admirer of fine fabrics. Microfiber ascots for the consumer new to the ascot market (also good for cold weather environments). In addition to advertising our ascots on social media, Sterling Ascots has also appeared on the following platforms:

The New York Times

ESPN NFL Countdown (Charles Woodson)

ESPN: SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt

Ebony Magazine: February 2016 Issue (page 96)

The YES Network: The Michael Kay Show

Cigar Aficionado Magazine: September/October 2017 Issue (page 160 Made For You Section)

Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine: January 2018 – March 2018 Issue

The Story Behind Sterling Ascots

While shopping for a weekend trip to Miami in July 2014, J. Sterling wanted to try something different for evening attire. Normally, a bow tie or a skinny tie along with a shirt and blazer would suffice but seeing that Miami is a humid place in the summer, the idea to purchase ascots (cravats) came into play. After a day of shopping in the Soho section of New York City, the hunt for ascots was an unsuccessful one. Even after further research in Midtown Manhattan at bigger department stores, we found out that there were no store selling ascot ties in the nation’s fashion capital. This resulted in J. Sterling turning to his grandmother Pearl, formerly manager of dressmaking at McCall’s Butterick & Vogue, to help design and develop 4 ascots in her sewing room to take to Miami.

Upon enjoying Miami’s nightlife in a number of ascots, positive feedback was received at restaurants and clubs such as Prime 112; Joe’s Stone Crab; Hakkasan Miami; and Club Liv (Nightclub) at the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach. Upon returning home J. Sterling met with his younger sister, Ayanna Soleil, about starting an ascot line. Soleil, a student of LIM (Long Island Merchandising) College at the time majoring in merchandising, gave the thumbs up on the idea and the siblings broke ground on the ascot line.

The Sterling Ascot is not just another ascot. The prints used for our ascots were personally hand selected by the siblings both domestically and internationally. Our ascots consist of top grade silk and microfiber. Whether it’s a microfiber ascot for the customer new to ascots or one of our vibrant lightweight 12 and 14 millimeter silk ascots for the seasoned ascot veteran, we have something for everyone and we promise our ascots are never generic.

Join us in our globe trekking adventures in our Cravat Corner Blog. Here we will take you around the world offering travel tips as well as some great tidbits on our products. Ascots are back!