SkinTie the new tie

Can you invent a new tie when the tie was invented several centuries ago? Although the origin of the necktie is attributed to Croatian mercenaries who fought along with King Louis XIII in the 17th century, a much older origin of the necktie can be seen at the Terracotta soldiers (China) and also depicted on Trajan’s column in Rome. The column erected around 113 AD is presenting the long battle to conquest Dacia (103-106 AD) and it’s easy to see soldiers wearing various styles of neckwear.

The necktie evolution continues and the industrial revolution was the catalyst that led to the way we know it these days. The necktie evolved from being worn by the soldiers to royalties and then the “white collar”, today it’s worn by everybody no matter the age or the profession.

The tie became a fashion accessory and almost every sartorialist has at least several ties in the wardrobe and knows how to create a couple of tie knots.

Fun fact : Using a mathematical formulation Thomas Fink and Yong Mao, Cambridge Physicists, determined that are eighty five (85) ways to tie a tie! (Wiki)

I’m a big fan of ties and I have worn them since I was a child – my 14 ID picture is with a red tie. I’ve always worn a shirt with a tie, long sleeves shirt, short sleeves shirt, black shirt, colorful shirt but always a shirt with a tie.

This weekend I was introduced to a different type of tie – Skintie created by Christophe Schuhmann. After he walked me through his creation, from the concept to the final product I’ve decided to give a try to this tie that it’s worn directly on skin.

I took his new idea and introduced it to my style, who said you can not wear a dress with a tie? Not only that I’ve worn it with a dress but more than that I’ve chosen a straplesses dress, something that is not related in any way with a shirt or a collar.

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

SkinTie

It was easy to have the SkinTie directly on my skin due to the quality of the silks, it was like I had on a soft and delicately unique necklace. To learn more about the fabrics used and to see more designs visit Christophe’s website SkinTie.com or the fast way to get the bigger picture watch this movie on Indiegogo .

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