Things You Should Know About Necktie

History Of Necktie

The story begins in the 17th century, during the Thirty Years’ War in France when King Louis XIII hired Croatian soldiers who wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. Louis and his son Louis XIV loved it and even named it “La Cravate” after the Croatians he took it from. This was followed by the French Steinkirk (Sort of a looser version of the cravat) after the end of the 17th century and then by stock tie (two giant rectangles of fabric crossing over each other).

                                                                          

                                                Early Neckties                                                         

The actual layout of the necktie was designed in the 1920s by the New Yorker, Jesse Langsdorf. Of course, as years went by, the style and the design of the ties changed and the evolution of the cravat to the modern tie included many variations in style, some of which are still around today. The modern addition of Langsdorf was the 45 degree cut and a three piece construction and, even though the width and length had expanded and shrunken throughout the years, Langsdorf’s original design is pretty much the same design we use nowadays. One of the most handsome, and militaristic styles, which has unfortunately been left to history, is the stock tie.

                                

  Jesse Langsdorf Necktie Design                         Stock Necktie                                                  

The Evolution of the Necktie saw many ups and downs. When the 50s came with its youth culture the necktie went out of fashion. Instead t-shirts and leatherjackets applied. The necktie came back during the 60s thanks to the Beatles but vanished soon again when the hippie culture spread. Towards the end of the 70th century highlighted pop icons like Brian Ferry and David Bowie once again popularised neckties. The 80s also marked a massive comeback for the necktie. It was worn by everyone from pop and rock stars to financial yuppies. In the early 90s the necktie was frequently used and became a requirement in many workplaces. When the IT boom hit in the late 90s and in the early 2000s the necktie lost a bit of its status, but has made a strong comeback in recent years. Now the necktie is worn by practically everyone. It is embraced in a relaxed and casual way and is used at all sorts of events.

What is Necktie Used For

A necktie is a long piece of cloth, worn usually by men, for decorative purposes around the neck, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat.

In the old days these served the function of tying up the top of a jacket and thus protected against cold weather. In the modern times tie has become a symbol of professionalism like to meet a demand in certain social groups. There are still private clubs that require its use to enter a meeting. Groups of public officials, bank managers, private entrepreneurs who often hire the professional services of my company require the use of a locker they consider appropriate, formal, correct.

Types Of Ties

  • Apron Necktie:The wide ends at the front and back of a contemporary necktie. 

             

  • Ascot Necktie: A wide necktie worn looped over and held in place by scarf pin. The ends are cut diagonally and the scarf looped under the chin. 

                      

  • Bow tie: Mans tie, square-cut or with shaped ends, tied in a bow under the chin. Originally introduced in late 19th c. and worn with formal dress for men since then. ` 

                        

  • Bolo /Bola tie: Western types tie of heavy rounded braid with metal-tipped ends fastening with an ornamental side. Also called Shoelace tie.

                                     

  • Windsor tie: The Windsor knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot. Regular man´s necktie tied in four-in-hand style but large tie knot with suits wide collar shirt. After Duke of Windsor who made it popular in early 1920s. 

                                     

  • Four-in-hand tie: Long necktie that goes around the neck with one end looping over the other end twice, then being pulled through the loop making a slip knot. 

                                     

  • Cravat necktie: Sometimes used as a man’s wide necktie worn with morning coat and pinstriped trouser. 

                                   

  • Sailor tie: Large square scarf of black silk folded diagonally and worn under square sailor collar and either tied in sailor knot or pulled through strap on front of a middy blouse, which is a type of blouse copied from those traditionally worn by sailor.

                                                                                       

  • String tie: Necktie, usually not more than one inch wide, often black, worn in a bow with ends hanging down. Also called Bootlace tie, Southern Colonel tie, and in Britain, Sheriff´s tie. 

                                           

  • 7-fold tie: Unlined tie made from an outer fabric that is folded over 7 times. As a result no lining is needed, however, due to the cost of such ties, they are now relatively rear. 

                             

  • Clip-on tie: Pre-tied knot like a Four-in-hand or a Bow tie that is fastened to the collar band by a metal clip. 

                            

  • Kipper tie: Necktie 4 or 5² wide with ends like a Bow tie usually of striped or patterned fabric. Introduce from England in late 1960s. 

                                                                    

  • Hunting stock tie: Worn folded over once to fill in neckline of jacket. Used by equestrians when riding in hunt field or show ring. Decorative pins are used to join the two ends of the tie. 

                                                       

  • Macclesfield tie: Necktie made from silk fabric of a type produced in Macclesfield, England. Fabrics has small dobby weave patterns. 

                                                                                 

  • Rep/Repp Tie: Tie made from fabric with closely spaced crosswise ribs. Fabric may be made from a variety of fibers. 

                                          

  • Handmade Up Cycle Fashion Neckwear: This tie is made from different types of fabric, and it is decorated by leather, stone, or button etc. It is closely wrapped around the neck and mainly worn by women. Mainly used by fashion

                     

 

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