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Here's the Skinny on the Skinny Tie!

Men’s neck ties have always been around. For centuries, in various forms, they've been the driving fashion staple for the savvy man. Today’s neck tie started out with the Chinese warriors and Roman soldiers

( ). Cravats used to be worn by European gentlemen in the 1700’s and these were closely linked to today’s ties also.

Modern neck ties are attributed to Jesse Langsdorf who patented all weather wrinkle free ties in the 1920’s. After World War II, men started taking interest in their fashion. As a result, ties were introduced in bold geometric designs, mostly in silk and rayon fabrics. Ties of this time were being worn at up to a five inch width. In the 50’s ties started getting thinned down and were called Slim-Jim ties. Some slimmed down ties were no more wide than bootlaces. In the 60’s, again ,ties became wider, ranging from the width of 5 or 6 inches. Of course, these were all the rage in psychedelic designs.

In present day, a man has a large variety of ties to choose from. Options range from novelty ties to custom silk ties. Anything goes when it comes to the category of novelty neck ties. Ties have been known to feature many eccentric things from a hula dancer, to a picture of your pet, your favorite sports team logo, or even Christmas trees that light up! Most of these designs of ties are priced between $20 and $30.

Among these clothing items, custom silk neck ties are much more popular. Therefore, there are numerous companies in the U.S. and Europe that specialize in custom made silk ties. These tie manufacturers use only the finest ,pure, silk fabrics and linings. These companies also ensure that each and every tie is handmade. Do you know that the lining of a tie could also affect its weight and the size knot it will make?

Today there are many designer ties to choose from in both department and men’s clothing stores. Many of the top fashion designers include silk neck ties in their collections. These can range anywhere from $75 to $150 or higher.

Hope that ties things up nicely for you! For further information, take a look at this link.

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