From Wikipedia encyclopedia
A tie or necktie is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants include the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and the clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform (e.g. military, school and waitstaff), whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire. Neckties are traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie knot resting comfortably between the collar points. Among younger men, neckties are sometimes worn as a casual item, tied loosely around the neck, with the top shirt button unfastened.
I would say go to the website to get the full idea of the history of the tie.
There is a long history of neckwear worn by soldiers (Roman), whether as part of a uniform or as a symbol of belonging to a particular group. Some form of neckwear other than the outdoor scarf can be traced intermittently through many centuries.
The modern necktie spread by Europe traces back to the time of the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648) when Croatian mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Due to the slight difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name “cravat” (“cravate” in French). The boy-king Louis XIV began wearing a lace cravat about 1646, when he was seven, and set the fashion for French nobility. This new article of clothing started a fashion craze in Europe; both men and women wore pieces of fabric around their necks. From its introduction by the French king, men wore lace cravats, or jabots, that took a large amount of time and effort to arrange. These cravats were often tied in place by cravat strings, arranged neatly and tied in a bow.
TYPES OF TIES WAS INTERESTING
TYPES OF KNOTS
- Four-in-the-hand knot
- Pratt knot
- half-windsor knot
- Windsor knotWhat I have learned that there are 85 ways to tie a tie
- The models were published in academic journals, while the results and the 85 knots were published in layman’s terms in a book entitled The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie. Of the 85 knots, Fink and Mao selected thirteen knots as “aesthetic” knots, using the qualities of symmetry and balance. Based on these mathematical principles, the researchers came up with not only the four necktie knots in common use, but nine more, some of which had seen limited use, and some that are believed to have been codified for the first time.
- Then there or other types of knots: Ediety, Atantic, Nicky, small, Christensen, etc.
The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie (ISBN 1-84115-249-8) is a book by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao. The authors were research fellows at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory. It was published by Fourth Estate on Nov 4, 1999, and subsequently published in nine other languages.
- The basic idea is that tie knots can be described as a sequence of six different possible moves, although not all moves can follow each other. These are summarized as follows. All diagrams are as the tie would appear were you wearing it and looking in a mirror. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_85_Ways_to_Tie_a_Tie
- Of the 85 knots possible with a typical necktie, Fink and Mao selected thirteen as “aesthetic knots” suitable for use. They made their selection based on three criteria: shape, symmetry, and balance.