Quantfury Daily Gazette
A fashion with history
Experimenting is one of the things that has made us evolve; science uses this method to discover new things, which at first seemed meaningless, but only for those who could not understand it; that’s how a few have achieved so many advances, even in fashion. Fashion shows with great catwalks in Monaco or Paris have a component of science: experimenting. Fashion designers are permanently at the limit of creativity and try to go one step further by combining textures, colours, and prints to achieve a unique piece of design that steals the attention of the spectators on the catwalks.
Personally, I really like fashion, but in certain cases, very extravagant styles; I must admit that they are not for me; my style is more classic; every time I have an event that allows me to wear an elegant suit with a shirt and a tie I feel happy, it is my opportunity to connect with fashion and to be able to choose my favourite tie. With my more classic suit style, the tie is the main element of my outfit, which allows me to play with colours. Hermès International (BATS EU: RMS) is the paradise of luxury accessories, offering very high quality and designer accessories, such as handbags, watches, footwear, and of course, ties and scarves to go with couture suits.
Although a tie can be a very simple object, behind it, there are hundreds of years of history; its origins date back to the eighteenth century. In the year 1635 and for more than 20 years, Europe was at war; Germany and the Germanic Roman Empire were the main scenario but then joined France supported by Sweden, and that’s when everything got out of control; France hired soldiers from Croatia; these had a particularity, they had scarves that kept together the collars of their jackets; currently, the Guard of Honor in Zagreb, Croatia, continues to use these scarves. Croatian soldiers called themselves “Cravats,” and the French began calling their distinctive scarves “cravats.” This last French word is nothing more than cravat in English.
This accessory of French origin was encouraged by King Louis XIV, who began to use more elegant and delicate models, but also made his members of the royal court also use it, which quickly made this accessory spread throughout Europe. Years later, in 1650, King Charles II of England returned to his country with the famous French tie. The years went on, and this accessory that belonged to the high spheres, representing status, wealth and above all style, would mutate, and with the industrial revolution, the necktie would become a standard element of men’s fashion, of course, with simpler and more durable designs.
The boom for this type of accessories was boosted by industries such as Hermès International (BATS EU: RMS), founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837. In a small workshop located in the Grands Boulevards district of Paris, he began to manufacture leather accessories, but over the years, the company adapted to become one of the largest designers of handcrafted accessories. The ties went from having a more frivolous look to a more serious and sober one, which allowed these accessories to continue to be used to this day, and in my next event, I will be able to wear my most elegant tie, carrying not only style but also a piece of history, as did the European kings in ancient times.
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