Think it's a pain to get the
right knot in your tie? Apparently some of the Victorian gents did too.
Here are examples of ascots that came pre-tied. The knot is already
sewn in place, and the neck band ends in a point which slides in one
side of the knot. After you have pulled it down, little spikes in the
pointy end grab the fabric in the knot and ensure it does not pull
out-- very similar to the way the belt buckles on the back of