Most of you might be tying a neck tie daily, but do you know about some interesting facts about neck ties?
- The neck tie was originated from a silk scarf that used to be worn by Croatian soldiers and it later came to be known as cravat.
- In 1993, Mary Beloff invented the wooden bow tie and insists that the only thing you should worry when you wear them is termites and fires. This is why we prefer our own style of bow tie.
- British ties usually had stripes that run from top left to bottom right while the stripes on American ties run from top right to bottom left. The English developed neckwear so thick that they could even stop a sword thrust. Lord Wallington prefers a horizontal stripe. It's unique and classic.
- At some point in history, merely touching a man's tie knot was a cause for a duel.
- Americans spend more than $1 billion every year to buy a staggering 100 million ties.
- A good quality silk tie requires approximately 110 silkworm cocoons.
- The city of Shengzhou in China is among the world's biggest tie producers with about 200 million ties being made every year, but we prefer to have our products crafted by hand in the USA.
- It is also possible to buy a bulletproof tie that can even stop a 9mm bullet, but we don't recommend trying.
- A person who collects ties is known as Grabatologist.
- Around the whole world, neck tie is considered to be the most popular Father's Day gift.
- Shih Huang Ti, the first Chinese emperor wore a tie as long ago as 210 B.C.
- The Bola tie is the official tie of Arizona, USA.
- In the year 2002, the tie industry in America saw sales slump by 10% due to the popularity of dress down days (thanks casual Friday, but hello Bow Tie Friday!).
Now you have a little more knowledge of the neck tie and can use these to stump your coworkers at the next business meeting and click here to see Lord Wallington's collection of neck ties.