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from Oliver Bainbridge.
Whether you need a wedding cravat or one for a special occasion cravats can make a man stand out in a crowd. The Oliver Bainbridge cravats are made from polyester and finished in satin. They are supplied with a pre-tied scrunchie and adjustable strap fitting a neck size of up to 19 inches.
If you cannot see the specific colour, fabric or would like a self tie cravat please call us on 0191 377 2722 and we will source your cravats for you at no extra cost.
The origins of the cravat lie in the military. It originated in 17th Croatia long before the bow tie or traditional tie. During the reign of Louis XIII of France, Croatian mercenaries fought to support Louis and Cardinal Richelieu against the Duc de Guise and the Queen Mother, Marie de Medici. The Parisians were very taken with these unusual, decorative scarves the Croatians wore knotted at their throats. The fabrics varied in quality according to the status of the wearer, enlisted men wore cravats of course fabric while the officer wore only fine linen and silks.
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