“…despite the headmaster’s claims that the origin of the cravet went back to the silk fascalia worn by roman orators to warm their vocal chords. langdon knew that etymologically cravet actually derived from ruthless band of croat mercenaries who dawned knotted neckerchiefs before they stormed into battle. to this day, this ancient battle guard are dawned by modern office warriors hoping to intimidate their enemies in daily boardroom battles.”
yup i am reading dan brown's the lost symbol. love reading his books. aside from his amazing writing skills, i learn so many random facts throughout the read. like the history of neckties. who would've have known. now it makes more sense why uniforms especially in the military usually have neckties. i've always noticed that political figures usually wears red ties. is there a connection, probably not but it does make a statement. i thought its because red wears out the evil eye as my boss always say or maybe just to add a pop of color in their outfits.