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    Juni 2nd, 2015

    A cravat is a plain strip of cloth, worn tied around the neck, which originated in men’s military uniforms in the 1630’s and is the forerunner of the modern neck tie. The original purpose of the cravat is still debated but it is thought to have been used to hide stains on shirts or as a psychological protection during battle, shielding the neck from injury. The cravat was worn by men and women for two centuries before it started to be referred to as a “tie”.


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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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    Ascot Tie

    September 5th, 2014

    The ascot tie often referred to as day cravat as opposed to the elegant and formal dress cravat is a more casual neck tie that became popular in Great Britain in the early 20th century and was derived from the type of neck tie British dandies such as Beau Brummell used to wear in the early 19th century. An ascot tie is usually made of a light, more valuable printed fabric such as woven silk and is worn with wide pointed wings attached with a tie clip or pin over the chest.


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