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A cravat is now a common form of neck tie, to be partnered with mens wedding suits. The history of the cravat is an interesting one. They predate what we now see as the common mens silk ties and bow ties. During their rise to popularity in the 17th century, they were used as ways to cover the exposed shirt underneath a jacket, to protect it from food and drink spillages, during meals. They were also a way in which to cover any stains form an unwashed shirt. It was also said that men wore it for psychological reasons, as a way to further protect the throat from a sword attack; where as they would obviously offer little defence to such activity.
They came in various materials, such as coarse cloth for lower ranking military, to the silk version, similar to the now popular at wedding cravats, for the highest elite and commanding officers.
The cravat is actually so popular, it is celebrated on the 18th of October, as the day in which the cravat, and any form of neck tie that has come since it’s creation, is commemorated. When considered, the cravat has had an extremely influential impact on mens formal wear, with any modern day formal dress code requiring some form of neck tie.
We offer both a pre tied cravat or a hand tied, or self tied cravat, if you wished to add your own knotted style to your outfit. Our pre-tied cravats offer the appearance of being expertly tied by yourself, without the need to learn the complex process prior to your event.