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Why do men wear ties, what is the origin of tie-wearing?

Its a garment that serves no function, so why must I wear one at weddings, church, etc?

Asked By: drew_walters88 - 12/14/2010
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ties originated from the scarf which most men and women wore to keep out the smells of the streets before sewers were built.they used to put sweet smelling herbs and such in pouches which they would sniff at plus to cover their noses and mouths whilst passing particularly bad places.this gradually became cravats just a... More
Answered By: silver44fox - 12/14/2010
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if you Research on the web you'll find the croats lay claim to the original - a cloth tied around their necks - some say to fasten their shirt, but I'm not certain of the reason. The French King - one of the many Louie's- liked it and adapted it and it became a hit... More
Answered By: Josh Thomas - 12/14/2010
 
Why do women wear earning's? The world is filled with mysteries.
Answered By: KVJ - 12/14/2010
 
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