who invent neck tie?

September 16, 2011

The answer as to who takes credit for inventing the necktie is debatable. It was long thought that Croatians mercenary soldiers fighting a 30 year religious war in Europe in the 17th century were the cause of this fashion accessory for men. However, about 40 years ago archaeologists discovered neckties around the necks of “Terracotta” army of soldiers that were buried with the fist Emperor of China to protect him in the after-life. As well in the beginning of the 2nd century Roman Soldier servants are depicted in painting and other art works wearing ties. Rome had forbid any cloth to be tied around a neck so back then there apparently was an anti necktie movement we are seeing today.

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