|From left to right are a Chinese "terra cotta" warrior, |
a Croatian soldier, and Beau Brummel
What does Rush Limbaugh, Peter Max, Salvador Dali, Jerry Garcia, King Loui the XIV of France, Croatian Mercenaries, Napolean, and the first emperor of China have in common? The evolution of ties !
Actually the origin of neckties is not just fashion history, the tie is part of world history. This seemingly useless accessory of clothing that men either love or hate has taken quite a path through the ages.
Not true but for fun it is added here - around one hundred thousand B.C. a gorilla fashions A crude necktie out of leaves and vines in hopes of successfully courting a wife. He passes his ingenuity to his son who later invents the wheel a turning point in evolution. In fact, primitive man did adorn feathers and other forms of artistic display around their necks. However this would not be the invention of ties or even a predecessor of the modern necktie. This was certainly an early sort of fashion statement that signified a way of distinction of character and personality. That is in fact, basically what modern ties are, a form of self artistic expression.
Read more here The History of Neckties