The necktie is a powerful gesture and sometimes we may underestimate its effect. After being commissioned by Parisian Gentleman to write about this complex “strip of fabric” that can say so much with so little, I found the necktie’s story to be more captivating than expected.
Consider the power of a rather small piece of apparel such as the necktie. This slice of fabric can make or break a job interview, determine admittance or rejection into a fine restaurant and be a key factor in whether a man is to be taken seriously, or not. And it is fascinating to consider that a man’s choice of a necktie may give insight into his personality.
AN UNLIKELY BEGINNING
The first known version of the necktie is located in the massive mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Shih Huang Ti (buried in 210 B.C and whose tomb was unearthed in 1974 near the…
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