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In the early years, men wore cravats and ascots tied in many different ways that changed from year to year. The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year war of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for "Croat") by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries.
It is uncertain whether the cravat then evolved into the bow tie and four-in-hand necktie, or whether the cravat gave rise to the bow tie, which in turn led to the four-in-hand necktie. Out in the wild west men wore simple western bow ties, double ties (Doc Holiday style) or just a neck scarf. Solids, thin stripes, paisley, damask, and small polka dots were common patterns in rich jewel tones and black.
These ready-tied satin men’s bow ties offer the Victorian tie fashion but with modern materials and comfort in mind.
Material: 100% Polyester Satin. For best result dry clean, for small stains - hand spot wash with damp cloth.