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A Gentleman’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Tie

The necktie is thought to have caught on in the 17th century during the 30-year war in France when King Louis XIII hired Croatian soldiers who wore a tie as part of their uniform. It was a small garment used to tie the top of the soldiers’ jackets but the king liked it so much that he ordered anyone coming to his court to wear it permanently. This item of clothing was referred to as a cravat. Ties have since evolved as fashion accessories for men over the centuries, finally becoming essential business wear for executives as well as a part of formal and evening wear for men today. The right tie can be a perfect finishing touch to your outfit, while a bad tie will ruin your ensemble and leave people questioning your sense of style and possibly even your sanity in extreme cases.

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