Here you can find some expressions that interested you, but you did not know their meaning.


Academia Cravatica
a non-profit institution whose mission is to preserve and promote the cravat as a part of Croatian and world cultural heritage.
Ascot-necktie
dates from the mid 19th century and looks like a scarf with ends of the same length and width. It is tied under the chin or it is fastened with a pin.
Bandanna
a light-coloured scarf imported from India at the beginning of the 18th century. Various imitations like cotton bandannas soon spread across Europe, especially among the working force.
Bow tie
a decorative ribbon tied around the neck like a bow. It became popular in the 19th century. It is usually worn by artists and people from intellectual circles because it expresses individuality.
Cravatier
a court official whose duty was to present several cravats to king Louis XIV so the king could choose a cravat he was going to wear that day.
The Duke of Windsor (1894-1972) or King Edward VIII
voluntarily abdicated in 1936 and took the title of the Duke of Windsor. He was an authority on cravats and ways to knot a cravat. The Windsor knot was named after him.
Francois Chaille
author of the “Le grande historie de la cravate” monograph that confirms the Croatian origin of the cravat. His real name was Alain Blattier.
French-cut
shirts with a wide and cut collar onto which a Windsor knot is tied.
Jacquard
the most common type of weave used in cravat manufacture.
Jesse Langdorf
an American cravat manufacturer who patented industrial cravat production by cutting the fabric in three parts and then sewing it back together.
King George IV (1762-1830)
introduced a black cravat.
Lavalliere
the duchess de la Valliere created the bow shaped cravat. This way of knotting is still called lavaliere in France.
Louis XIV (1643-1715)
also known as the Sun King. He acceded to the throne after Mazarin. He introduced the absolute monarchy. He was a great cravat fan.
Norman Davies
British historicist and the author of the book ‘Europe: History’. In one chapter he writes about the cravat in an interesting way: ‘People who underestimate the influence of small nations should be reminded that Croats are holding all of us by the neck.’
Neckclothitania
a satiric book on cravats and men’s clothing with amazing illustrations and comments on the meaning and the fashion of cravats.
Pierre Cardin
a famous French fashion designer and a cravat-lover.
Royal Cravates
a special regiment formed in 1667 named after Croats.
The Thirty Years War
a religiopolitical war (1618-1648) fought in Germany. Croatian soldiers participated in this war.