The cravat originated in the 1630s; like most men's fashions between the 17th century and World War I, it was of military origin. In the reign of Louis XIII of France, Croatian mercenaries were enlisted into a regiment supporting the King and Cardinal Richelieu against the Duke of Guise and the Queen Mother, Marie de' Medici. The traditional Croat military kit aroused Parisian curiosity about the unusual, picturesque scarves distinctively knotted at the Croats' necks; the cloths that were used ranged from the coarse cloths of enlisted soldiers to the fine linens and silks of the officers. The sartorial word cravat derives from the French cravate, a corrupt French pronunciation of Croate.
Whether you want a classic cravat, a wedding cravat or a scrunchie we have a wide choice from leading suppliers such as Hunt & Holditch, DQT, Lloyd Attree & Smith. Our wedding cravats match men's wedding attire such as wedding bows, waistcoats and pocket handkerchiefs. While we aim to cater for cravats to suit all needs, if you cannot see the cravat you are looking for then why not give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you.
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