The History and Evolution of Neckties

Neckties have definitely become accessories that have come to stay with us for a very long time and even as some school of thought trace back the history of the necktie to the Croatian mercenary soldiers in the mid seventeenth century, the use of the necktie has spread across the globe with different quarters using the neckties for different reasons. This has also led to the different modifications of the necktie to suit the different purposes of the different users. While the Croatian soldiers were said to have worn the neckwear to psyche out their enemies, the use of cravats among the French was a result of the French sun king, Louis XIV adorning a lacy cravat. The British use of the neckwear however led to the global acceptance of the necktie.

Neckties have evolved and there are presently more 80 great ways to knot a necktie with about 13 of the knots classified as highly aesthetic as a result of their balance and symmetry. Even with the over 80 necktie knots and with quite a number of them seemingly complex, virtually every one of them were learnt just as the schoolboy knot came into existence. Thankfully, knotting a tie does have to be as difficult as it used to be as a result of the different books, videos, and even online guides designed to teach people how to knot neckties easily.

One of such works is the “Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox” story, which illustrates, using an instructional song, how anyone can easily knot a tie especially for parents teaching their kids. Regardless of the age of your kid, you can be certain that he would master the art of knotting a tie after going through the book.

As mentioned earlier, neckties have come to stay with us and they only evolve and get modified to suit different cases. It therefore makes much sense to learn the art and teach it to your kids as soon as they start learning.


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