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The cravat is one of the longest-surviving trends in the history of men’s fashion. It began life in the 17th Century as Croatian military-wear but savvy trend-setters in Paris liked it so much, they made it mainstream. The word ‘cravat’ stems from the French Baroque slang for Croatian.
Over the years the cravat evolved into the contemporary neck tie and the bow tie – but recently this flouncy forerunner has been introduced back into high fashion, giving men a way to add a little pizzazz to their smart-casual or formal outfits.
The day cravat is, as the name suggests, designed to be worn with day-wear, beneath an open-necked collar. It is a statement piece, serving both to cover the neck and add color to a smart-casual outfit. We recommend pairing your cravat with a matching handkerchief, which you can fold into your breast pocket to anchor the color scheme running through your outfit.
At Dobell we stock a range of day cravats, perfect for wearing with your business suit, with a casual blazer at the weekend, or at an informal garden wedding. You’ll also find a beautiful collection of paisley day cravats plus a range of other patterns. Whether you’re a pink polka dot man, or a more subdued blue, you’ll find the perfect day cravat for your collection here.