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    Neck Tie

    März 30th, 2015

    A neck tie is a decorative piece of fabric worn around the neck, partially covered by the shirts collar typically by men in a business or formal environment. The neck tie as it is worn today originated in the previously worn cravat which was a lose knotted piece of fabric also worn around the neck. One differs between neck ties and bow ties. While the neck tie covers the button tape, the bow tie only covers the first button of the shirt it is worn with. Today, neck ties are traditionally made of silk but are also produced in wool and cotton. There are specific social rules as when and how to wear a neck tie. They remain a crucial part of the business suit.


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    Bow Tie

    September 12th, 2013

    A bow tie is a strip of fabric, that is tied around the collar of a shirt originally to close the top of the shirt and joins ends in the front in a bow. Bow ties were first worn by Croatian mercenaries in the 17th century. They were soon adapted by the French high society and made popular especially in the 18th and 19th century. Nowadays bow ties have been crowded out by regular ties and are rarely worn if not at a black-tie event or by fashionistas. Bow ties can be adjustable or one-length and can be pre-tied for those who do not know how to tie a regular bow tie. They can be made of cotton, silk, blends and in rare cases wool. Some people have made bow ties their trademark such as Winston Churchill, James Bond or Korean singer Psy.


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