Mens neck ties have always been around for centuries in various forms. Todays neck tie started out with the Chinese warriors and Roman soldiers through the past history. Cravats were used to be worn by European gentlemen in the 1700s and these were closely linked to todays ties.
Modern neck ties are attributed to Jesse Langsdorf who patented all weather wrinkle free tie in the 1920s. After the World War II, men started taking interest in their fashion and as such ties were introduced in bold geometric designs mostly in silk and rayon fabrics. Ties of this time were being worn at up to a five inch width. In the 50s ties started getting thin down and were called as Slim-Jim ties and some of these were no more as bootlaces. In the 60s again ties became wider and sometimes it was seen in the width of 5 or 6 inches and in psychedelic designs.
In the present times, a man has a large variety of ties to choose from beginning from novelty ties to custom silk ties. Anything could go as far as novelty neck ties from a hula dancer, to a picture of your pet from your favorite sports team logo to a Christmas tree. Most of these designs of ties are priced between $20 and $30.
Among these custom silk neck ties are much popular and there are numerous companies in the U.S. and the Europe that specialize in custom made silk ties. These tie manufacturers use finest pure silk fabrics and linings and also each and every tie is handmade. Do you know that the lining of a tie could also affect its weight and the size knot it will make?
Today there are many designer ties to choose from in a department and mens clothing store. Many of the top fashion designers include silk neck ties in their collections and these can range anywhere from $75 to $150.