Updated: Oct 4, 2020
The bow tie first made its appearance in the 17th century. Croatian soldiers began knotting their neck wear to hold together their open shirts. When French soldiers saw this they began to modify it own their own naming it the cravat, a short, wide strip of fabric worn by men around the neck and tucked inside an open-necked shirt. Upper class citizens noticed this new trend on returning French soldiers and began adopting the style as their own. Adoptions by the upper class French made the cravat blow up in the 18 & 19th centuries. Eventually, adopting into the bow tie.
Here at Blue Atelier, we like the bow tie on its own or matching some accessories such as a bracelet or a headband! Just ask!