The bow tie is a type of necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar of a shirt in a symmetrical manner so that the two opposite ends form loops.
The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Prussian war of the 17th century, the Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted by the upper classes in France, then a leader in fashion, and flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is uncertain whether the cravat then evolved into the bow tie and four-in-hand necktie.
The most traditional bow ties are usually of a fixed length and are made for a specific size neck. Sizes can vary between approximately 14 and 19 inches as with a comparable shirt collar
Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors, clowns sometimes use an oversize bow tie for its comic effect, classical musicians traditionally perform in white tie or black tie ensembles, of which both designs are bow ties. Bow ties are also associated with weddings.
Wearing a ready-tied bow tie at formal occasions requiring a black or white tie dress code is usually considered a faux pas “false step”
There are generally three types of bow ties:
1. The pre-tie: Pre-tied bow ties are ties in which the distinctive bow is sewn onto a band that goes around the neck and clips to secure.
2. The clip on: “clip-ons” dispense with the band altogether, instead clipping straight to the collar.
3. The self tie: The traditional bow tie, consisting of a strip of cloth which the wearer has to tie by hand, “tie-it-yourself,” or “freestyle” bow tie.
There are many styles bow ties is used hundred of them schools, events, party, wedding, took a role, a simple piece of cloth entered the life of many.