Ascots v. Dickeys

For the less-snobbish Planet staffers, however, there is another choice in passe neckwear: the dickey.Just as (im)practical, equally neck-warming, and  even more removed from common fashion sense, the dickey is the working-person's ascot. Egalitarian.

Of course, the patron saint of the modern era of dickeys is Randy Quaid, whose brilliant portrayal of Cousin Eddie in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" featured him wearing a black dickey under a light cream-colored sweater.

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