Man tiesAuthor: K.Boni

To re-launch ties there are those celebrities who have a passion for this seductive and irresistible accessory/item that is also celebrated on the International Necktie Day on the 18th of October.

Oscar Wilde said that “a well-tied tie is the first serious step in life”. Maybe … but it has also became a female item during the recent years.

Today celebrities like a model better than all the others: the slim tie à la toreador proposed by Dolce & Gabbana for Spring/Summer 2016/2017 and inspired by Bizet’s Carmen.

For Roberto Cavalli the necktie is no more than “an accessory like any other”, while Moschino presents it with unbuttoned shirts.

Politicians have very bizarre anecdotes to tell, we only write about Berlusconi who, when Premier, bought 400 neckties a month at Marinella’s in Naples, the leader in the selling of ties and suppliers of the Italian main political figures of the time, from Agnelli to Cossiga to D’Alema.

It’s worthwhile noting that ties have a great history dating back to the year 1618 during the Thirty Years’ War. Croatian people were the first to wear them tied around their neck as foulards, then they were imitated by Parisians.

Interestingly, at the end of the Nineties, Thomas Fink and Yong Mao of the University of Cambridge were able to demonstrate through mathematical models that a conventional tie has precisely 85 ways to be knotted.

Actually, ties are still a love gift par excellence, and on S. Valentine’s day they sell like hot cakes! In particular, the customized sartorial tie is the most sought-after item.

Every man has its tie: longer for the taller ones, larger for the bigger ones. The thing to avoid absolutely is the unpleasant effect of “short ties”.