The evolution of the bow-tie

February 04, 2020

First some history. The first known tie was used by 17th century Croatian soldiers during  the Prussian wars in order to put the collars of their shirts together.  This style caught on by the higher classes in France and was in fashion in the 18th and 19th centuries. According to a rumor, the bow-tie which is described as the evolved version of the tie was first worn in 1763 by II. Corrock Joseph from the English Royal Family. In the 1860's ,it became an irrevocable accessory of the English origin tuxedo and then  in 1880's of the American tuxedo which was derived from the English version. So that is historically how the bow-tie started to be a dressing staple in our lives. It also wouldn’t be a lie to say that the bow-tie which has evolved a lot since those days is living its most colorful time nowadays. The bow-tie is also having its own renaissance outside of formal wear especially in the last 10 years. They have been gracing the windows of fine menswear stores, fashion shows, magazines and on celebrities. They are shown in classic ways and also in new colorful versions and fabrics. This accessory which was used only on special or formal occasions has now become an everyday accessory used in our daily lives. Although the classical black silk bow-tie used to be the most popular choice, now colorful silk, microfiber, cotton and woolen  bow-ties have gained a new popularity in men's fashion today.

This new popularity has introduced many people to the bow-tie for the first time in their lives despite having been around for 250 years. It also seems that it will retain its popularity for a long time to come.

That’s why I suggest that you go to a menswear shop and get a bow-tie that suits you. Surely you will smile the first time you look at the mirror but this is the most distinctive feature of a bow-tie. When people wear a tie, they have either a serious look or a smile of self-confidence in the mirror, but when they wear a bow-tie a true smile is guaranteed and it will be a special one. This also may be the most fashionable time in our lives to wear a bow tie comfortably and also in good company. That’s why you should make the most of it and enjoy one today.