2,000 Years of the Necktie: Lord Byron's Legacy
Lord Byron's Legacy
by David Johnson
Neckties Through the Ages
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.