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

Lennart Regebro (
23 Nov 1995 20:13:37 GMT

In article <>, says...

>I still contend that a better hypothesis is that neckties (actually,
>anything wrapped around the neck) symbolizes the separation of the
>body (i.e., impulses, desires, ...) and the mind. I.e., self-control.

But you can't see the separation. It's hidden under the flaps on the shirt.
(the collar?). Ties are popular, because suits are popular. Why ties and not
bowties? Because it looks better. Why then is the siut popular?
No idea. Is it?

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