Daily Archives: October 17, 2012

October 18: International Necktie Day

October 18 is International Necktie Day, or, for the more hoity-toity among us, the International Day of the Cravat.

This day is primarily celebrated in Croatia, the birthplace of the cravat, (check out the Academia Cravatica) but there are necktie celebrations worldwide on October 18. Nevertheless, my husband insists that he won’t be wearing a tie for it. In addition, I know that women do wear ties sometimes, but . . . I just can’t see myself doing it. Do you think it counts if I loop a scarf around my neck before heading outside?

If you’re feeling more adventurous than I am, here’s a great tutorial for several different knots and here is an article on picking the right tie from “The Art of Manliness.”


“Let love and faithfulness┬ánever leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Proverbs 3:3