- Wardrobe Consultation
- Wardrobe package
- In house/same day tailoring
- Record of all purchases
- Gift cards
- Shipping and delivery
- Appointments available upon request
The Ascot Shop was established in La Jolla, California in 1950. It has been operating in the same location with its charming double Dutch front doors welcoming friends and clients for over 58 years. Jack Matzinger was the original founder and Bill White began working there while attending college at San Diego State University. Jack groomed Bill to eventually take over the store and while Bill soon began to run the business, he officially purchased the store from Jack once he retired.
Being founded as a traditional, conservative men’s haberdashery, the store was outgrowing its reputation and was in need of some updating. Bill’s son Andrew joined the store in the mid 1990’s and has been an integral part of the business. He has been responsible for creating a gradual shift toward more modern clothing while maintaining the traditional quality the Ascot Shop has always been proud to offer.
In 2000, the Ascot Shop underwent a complete store remodel, under the supervision of world renowned architect Robert Mosier, who designed the famous Coronado Bay Bridge here in San Diego. The store now showcases its exquisite merchandise with beautiful hardwood flooring, state of the art lighting, antique tables and Honduras mahogany cabinetry.
We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers changing lifestyles and while fashion changes over time, one constant that remains the same…The standard of quality and service you will receive from us will never change.
Bill was born in St. Paul, Minnesota but grew up in La Jolla, California. He and his wife Loretta reside in Mission Hills where they raised their four children, and enjoy spending time with their two grandsons. Bill began working at the Ascot Shop while attending college at San Diego State University, eventually taking over the business.
He has been at the Ascot Shop for over 35 years and is proud to have all four of his children working in the store. In his free time, Bill enjoys cycling and always looks forward to his annual backpack trip with his son Andy in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He also loves taking his family on vacation to the town in Minnesota where he grew up.
Andrew, the SOB (Son Of the Boss), is a San Diego native. He has worked at the Ascot Shop for over 13 years and is a buyer for the store. The friendships he makes with his clients and helping them to dress impeccably well are among some of his favorite things about the work that he does.
In his spare time, Andy likes to exercise and surf. He always looks forward to his annual backpack trip with his father in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and enjoys spending time in Hawaii and Minnesota.
David currently resides in Allied Gardens and is a fourth generation San Diegan. He has been in the clothing industry for over 37 years, with 28 of those years at the Ascot Shop. David and his wife Pam have been married for 31 years and they have two children. Matthew, 26, is a PhD Physics candidate currently researching in Geneva, Switzerland. Ashley, 24, is pursuing a Masters degree in Biblical Studies.
David enjoys photography, working in his garden, listening to music, and attempting to play golf. He is passionate about giving back to the community, having served 24 years with the Kiwanis Club, 7 years with Big Brothers of San Diego, and is currently serving on the Board of the San Diego USO. He is also active in the San Diego Honorary Deputy Sherrif’s Association supporting law enforcement. His favorite vacation spot is Kehei, Maui.
Mila was born in Armenia, and had been living throughout Russia in her early years. However, majority of her life she grew up in Los Angeles, California. She and her husband Joel a US Marine have made a recent change moving to San Diego and loving it! Prior to her husbands orders to San Diego, Mila had been working the past six years in various high-end men’s stores. Her love for fashion has enabled her to wardrobe to her customers liking.
Away from work she loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, read and write, teach dance, swim and play tennis.
Angela is a San Diego native and lives in Bay Park with her husband Chris. A graduate of San Diego State University, Angela was working in the business world before joining the Ascot Shop team as the company’s CFO and bookkeeper this past year.
She enjoys exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, spending time with family and friends. Her ingredients for a perfect vacation are good food, good drinks and most importantly good company plus a tropical place with plenty of sunshine and beaches…unless she is on a ski vacation, then she can handle the snow.
Alysson was born and raised in San Diego, lived in San Francisco for two years, and currently lives in downtown San Diego with her husband Eric and their three children, Luke, Charlie and Emelia. A graduate of San Diego State University, Aly began working at the Ascot Shop as President of the Marketing Department seven years ago.
She loves being in the family business and working with her father, brother and sisters. In her free time, Aly enjoys going out to dinner and spending time with her friends and family, especially her children.
Ashley is a native San Diegan and has been working at the shop for three years as Vice President of Marketing. However, she has been President of the store’s Gift Wrap Division since she was five. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Mission Hills.
She loves working in the family business and helping with marketing and gift wrapping. Ashley enjoys going out to dinner, shopping and vacationing just about anywhere.
Jack was born in Los Angeles, spent some time in northern California and has lived in San Diego for the past 43 years. He lives in San Marcos with his wife, Mary and their son Kyle, plus their dog and cat. Jack has worked at the Ascot Shop for over 17 years and his favorite part of his job is getting it done!
He enjoys spending his free time playing guitar and listening to music.