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The neck tie

June 16, 2009

The neck tie was invented by the English in 1352 when it was realised that there needed to be an easy way to distinguish an English gentleman from jonny foreigner. Other nationalities were forbidden from wearing the tie until 1826, and then only bowties.

Whilst playing Bond, Roger Moore naturally wore a tie however Sean Connery (a Scot) had to wear a bowtie.

Whilst playing Bond, Roger Moore naturally wore a tie however Sean Connery (a Scot) had to wear a bowtie.

Related non-invention:
The cravate (Non-invented by the French): Tying a handkerchief roughly round your neck isn’t fashion, Jean-Pierre

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