The origin of the necktie can be traced back to the 17th Century, during the 30 Years' War (1618-1648). The French hired Croatian mercenaries who wore traditional knotted neckerchiefs around their necks as part of their uniform. This held the top of their jackets together and was more practical than stiff collars.31-Mar-2020,
While the modern necktie emerged in the 1920s, the story really begins in the 17th century, during the Thirty Years' War in France. King Louis XIII hired Croatian soldiers who wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform.14-Dec-2017
: a long piece of cloth that is worn by men around the neck and under a collar and that is tied in front with a knot at the top.
Most historians agree that the necktie originated in the 17th century, during the 30 year war in France. King Louis XIII hired Croatian mercenaries who wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. ... He actually liked it so much that he made these ties a mandatory accessory for Royal gatherings.08-Nov-2017