by Stephen Garner

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The Ascot Shop and Robert Talbott commemorated their respective 65th-year anniversaries with a private reception on Friday, November 13 at The Ascot Shop in La Jolla, California. Executives, designers, and buyers from both companies, as well as VIP clients were in attendance. Following the party there was a Grand Celebration open to the public held at the store on Saturday, November 14.

“As one of America’s leading men’s specialty stores, the Ascot Shop shares our commitment to craftsmanship and sophistication, demanded by a discerning audience,” said Bob Corliss, president and CEO of Robert Talbott.

These two companies started in 1950, both finding success and forging a partnership that has lasted over sixty-five years. The Ascot Shop was founded in the beautiful coastal community of La Jolla and has been in the same iconic location ever since. Robert and Audrey Talbott began by hand making ties in their picturesque town of Monterey and sold them to menswear stores up and down the California coast. The Ascot Shop was one of their first retail partners, the beginning of a long-lasting and successful relationship that has endured the test of time.

“We feel honored to have experienced the longevity and success that is rare in today’s world, and we owe it all to our loyal friends and clients. It’s been a privilege to dress the distinguished men of La Jolla and San Diego over the past sixty-five years,” said Bill White, president and CEO, Ascot Shop.