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That the tie and cra­vat were in­vented in Croatia? They orig­i­nated from the 17th-cen­tury mil­i­tary unit known as the Croats who used cloths tied around their necks. Coarse cloths were used by en­listed sol­diers while fine linens and silks were used by the of­fi­cers. The word cra­vat de­rives from the French cra­vate, a cor­rupt French pro­nun­ci­a­tion of Croate.

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