2,000 Years of the Necktie: Lord Byron's Legacy

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Lord Byron's Legacy

by David Johnson
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Ironically several ties have been named after the romantic poet, Lord Byron, who seldom wore any sort of neck cloth. The first Byron was a big floppy bow in white, brown or black appeared in the 1820s. In the 1840s, a Byron was made of string or narrow ribbon, while after the 1860s it was a large, often readymade bow.

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