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A BRIEF BOWTIE HISTORY

September 05, 2016 Bowties & Gents

The concept of bow ties originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian war of the 17th century, and flourished in the scene as a new style in the start of the 19th century. In the beginning, Europeans would wear scarves around their necks to hold together the top of their shirts (at the collar).



It wasn't long until the upper class in France, who were the leaders of fashion at the time, invented The Bow tie! Vive La France! Over the recent years, this accessory has gained a lot of attention among men, which also exceeds great class and sophistication, and anyone who wore a bow tie were thought of as "fashionable," also among women.  

Since it's introduction and mass acceptance in the wardrobe of men, bow ties have also experiences several changes in aesthetics, form and function. They are made from any materials, however the most common are silk, cotton, polystyrene or a mixture of fabrics, and the size may vary between approximately 14 and 19 inches. One can choose from two types of Bow ties: A ready-tied bow tie (most commonly worn) and a self-tie bow tie.

BOWTIE WEARERS: Winston Churchill, Walter Gropius, Pee-wee Herman, President Obama, Frank Sinatra, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Batman himself!



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