With Bow Tie Day to­day, we re­visit the vintage fash­ion trend, map its evo­lu­tion over the years and celebrate its vari­a­tions

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Ruchika Kher ruchika. kher@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

For­mer Amer­i­can foot­baller Dhani Jones aptly puts forth the ef­fec­tive­ness of a bow tie when he says, “When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you ... It’s about the re-es­tab­lish­ment of the gen­tle­man.” The bow tie is known to have first emerged as a fash­ion ac­ces­sory in the 17th cen­tury. Its de­mand since then has steadily in­creased. It was in­tro­duced to In­di­ans by the Bri­tish. How­ever, it is to­day as much a hipster style state­ment as it is a clas­sic one. There are myr­iad va­ri­eties — from loud prints and pat­terns to dif­fer­ent de­signs and quirky colours — that are equally in de­mand to­day.


It is said that bow ties first came into promi­nence in the 17th cen­tury in Croa­tia, where the mer­ce­nar­ies used to sport cra­vats. Later, these scarves of sorts were adapted by the French, and the re­sult of the adap­ta­tion was what we to­day call the bow tie.

L-R: Ac­tors Ran­veer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan, Ayush­mann Khur­rana, Brad Pitt and Ge­orge Clooney

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