Re: The Origin of The Cravat (Was: Are Ties Phallocarps?)

Joel and Lynn GAzis-SAx (
Sat, 18 Nov 95 01:49:12 GMT

Gerold ( said something else:

>Here is a hypothesis: the rise of the cravat is linked to the decline of
>the codpiece.

I will grant that codpieces came and went before ties. But I *strongly
suspect* that there was a one hundred to two hundred year gap before the one
fell out of fashion and the other supplanted it.

Thus I put this hypothesis in the same class as the assertation by some
Afro-centric historians who claim that Aristotle stole all his ideas from the
Library of Alexandria. (Aristotle died before the Library was even built --
by Greeks!)

Joel GAzis-SAx

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