The modern necktie spread by Europe traces back to the time of the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) when Croatian mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians. Due to the slight difference between the Croatian word for Croats, Hrvati, and the French word, Croates, the garment gained the name "cravat" ("cravate" in French) — MORE
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1622: The oldest known portrait with a cravat is Croatian baroque poet Ivan Gundulić.
The tie is the most popular Father's Day gift around the world.
1993: The neckties reappeared as prominent fashion accessories for women in both Europe and the U.S.
Grabatologist: A person who collects ties.
Shengzhou: The city in China that is one of of the world's biggest tie producers, with 200 million ties made each year.
At one point in history, merely touching a man's tie knot was cause for a duel.
The world's most expensive tie was created by Indian designer, Satya Paul for a 2004 Mumbai fashion show - and it cost $250,000. It was made of pure silk that was studded with 261 diamonds.