neckwear

Men’s fashion ca. 1830: Cravats

It’s my birthday today, and what better way to spend it than with that under-appreciated little gem of the 1820s/1830s outfit, the cravat.  :)

Last time we talked about the under-layers of male clothing between 1825 and 1835: shirts, trousers, and braces.  Today we’ll talk about the next layer up: cravats, the early ancestor of the modern-day tie.

Keep reading

5

On National Bow Tie Day, we highlight some 19th-century precursors of this natty neckwear. While dapper men skillfully created decorative knots from kerchiefs or long ties, the less deft could opt for pre-tied versions. Which would you choose?

Portrait of Edward Sturdevant of Hartland, Vermont,” 1823, attributed to Thomas Wale

Man’s Printed Kerchief, c. 1840, France

Man’s Stock with Bow, mid-19th century, United States

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Wingfield,” 1803, by John Smart

Man’s Wedding Bow Tie, 1889, United States

4

A collection of Bespoke handmade Mode bei klein neckties.  These ties feature 6 fold construction and hand sewn top stitching, rolled edges and the classic mode bei klein roman numeral 6 on the back.  Each tie is made one of a kind to your specifications.

We can be reached at mode.bei.klein@gmail.com for inquires and to place an order.

check us out here