Our Cravats are all in 100% pure silk and are of the type mainly used for weddings where the groom wants that traditional or vintage look. Tying a Cravat yourself is a daunting task, which is why ours all come pre-tied and are fastened easily using a hook in the adjustable neckstrap. The Wedding Cravat will sometimes also be, correctly or not, referred to as a Formal Cravat, Formal Ascot, Ascot Tie, Rouche or Scrunchy Tie. A Wedding Cravat is in most cases worn with a waistcoat.

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The cravat must be one of the most confusing accessories in menswear! The modern British ´cravat’ is usually referred to as an ‘ascot’ in America, although the ascot is technically a cravat and in Britain is only ever worn with formal attire. It can also refer to any type of neck wear, and was certainly the 19th century precursor to the neckties and bow ties of today.

A cravat, also referred to as a ‘day cravat’ in Britain, is typically worn above a shirt and worn with morning dress or formal suit. It is distinct to a typical necktie by its relative thickness and more complicated form of being tied.

The cravat as known today is derived from the French word, la cravate. That word dates back to 1660 during the reign of Louis XIV of France, when Croatian mercenaries were observed wearing knotted scarves around their necks, which soon became fashionable in Paris. That explains why the word is derived from the French word for ‘Croats’.

Our cravats at Tieroom are all 100% silk and are a high-end accessory typically worn for weddings or other special occasions. Our cravats are all pre-tied with an eye-catching, fulsome Balthus Knot.