Where does the tie originate from?

Tie History
The unassuming tie has a longer history than usually assumed.  On first impression, it’s a typical component invented in the last century.  However, this is where many people underestimate the history and significance of the tie!  Even the idea that the tie comes from the Anglo-Saxon region is a red herring. Neckerchiefs originate from old Rome and follow through until the middle ages.  It was most frequently soldiers, who wore these neckerchiefs in combination with their military uniforms.  According to the legend, the Sun King Ludwig XIV (“L’Etat c’est moi”) fell in love with the knotted kerchief around the neck of a Croatian cavalry. The kerchiefs were knotted in such a way, that the ends were displayed on the chest.  This Croatian way of wearing is called “a la cravate” (Hravt = Croatian for Croat) and slowly transformed into the German term “Krawatte”. This led to the full emergence of the tie as a staple men’s accessory.  In the 19th century, publishers released books about the correct way on how to tie the tie.  It was also during this time that the well-known form of a long and narrow tie proved itself as the most popular variation. The following emergence of the bourgeoisie (i.e. middle class) furthered the fashion trend around the tie. Hence the tie evolved into an essential accessory for every gentleman, even until today! In summary, the tie has its roots in Croatia.  As such, the Croatians beat the French in this respect and it might lessen the pain from the defeat in the World Cup Final just a little bit.   Stay trendy! Your MAEZU team