Spring Styles For Men 2023
This haphazard weather can only mean one thing - the seasons are changing. As we gradually transition into spring, you may want something to reflect the new season's palette. It's time to refresh your wardrobe, and to give yourself something suited to these more comfortable temperatures.
If you're looking to brighten up your attire with some new silk accessories, then you've come to the right place! You'll find a kaleidoscope of colours to play with at Cravat Club. From pastel pinks and purples, sherbet oranges and lemons, to more strident greens and blues, along with some earthier browns and more reserved tones of navy, grey and black.
We have cravats, ascots, scarves, ties and pocket squares to really make your outfits slot into the season beautifully. All is required is a little imagination, and perhaps a touch of devil-may-care, to experiment with your usual get-up.
The Cravat, or Ascot tie, has a long history. Originating from Croatia, or Hrvatska in the local language, it began as military wear, which evolved into elegant courtly fashion in France at the court of Louis XIII. These cravats were often made of lace, to signify the wearer’s wealth and social standing. The English aristocracy took to the cravat with some enthusiasm, introducing colours, patterns, and other fine fabrics, which were taken up by Carnaby Street tailors in the sixties to new, flamboyant heights. These silk cravats are the inspiration for Cravat Club’s collection of beautiful patterns, fine fabrics, and creative approaches to men’s style.
Our range of silk cravats include something to suit every style and skin tone - from warm pinks, purples and crimsons, to cooler tones like blues and greys. We also have bespoke, artist-drawn designs from Europe and Asia, to really accentuate your individuality, and to let you explore your own personal style. At Cravat Club, we want to offer even the most stylish young gentleman something to really take the silk cravat into the modern age, to change the association with age and wealth. We bring a sense of swagger and a modern flair to all of our fine silk cravats.
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The modern tie began life at the French court in the 17th century. Louis XIII was said to favour the cravats worn by Croatian soldiers as an elegant accessory, which gradually made their way over to England. During the 20th century, the tie evolved into its current state, where it became an indispensable part of men’s fashion, for formal occasions, work, and play. The many various styles of ties, knots and patterns have come and gone as fashions change, but the tie remains - a timeless classic of men’s style.
At Cravat Club, all of our silk ties are hand-stitched here in England, and made from the highest quality fabrics, with the greatest attention to detail, with real silk backing. From reds and blues, to floral patterns, tessellations, and bespoke prints that would look good around any gentleman’s neck, we have something for every occasion. We interpret timeless classics for the modern gentleman, making sure all our fine silk designs make the perfect accessory for any outfit.
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The history of the scarf dates back to as early as the 3rd century BCE. Terracotta soldiers buried with the first emperor of unified China was can be seen wearing tied neck scarves, which were used to denote rank.
In the late Roman empire, a band of linen cloth known as a “sudarium” was part of a standard gentleman's costume, either worn around the neck or knotted around the waist. Emperor Nero wore a sudarium during almost all public appearances, and some coins from his reign even feature him wearing it around his neck.
By the First World War, scarves were a staple winter garment for men. Art from the time depicts soldiers wearing scarves in the trenches - (the iconic trenchcoat, fittingly enough, was also designed by Burberry for the war). Silk scarves were then introduced as an accessory for pilots to protect their necks from the elements, as they flew in open cockpits.
A silk scarf is the perfect accessory to show off your rakish demeanour - it's one of the few accessories for men that makes a statement, while simultaneously projects an air of nonchalance. Whatever age you are, whatever milieu you move in, there is nothing quite so elegantly raffish as a men's silk evening scarf casually draped around one's neck.
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The pocket square dates from antiquity, all the way back to ancient Greece, where a simple piece of white linen worn as a handkerchief was a sign of elegance and wealth. This evolved in the middle ages as a gentleman’s way to protect oneself from the foul smells of urban life, often scented with perfumes and herbs. The links to the aristocracy allowed the handkerchief to evolve into a fashion accessory in both the English and French courts, with loud patterns, exquisite fabrics and prominent displays of style. We have a wide range of silk pocket squares, from reds and greens, to blues, floral prints, paisleys and more modern tessellating patterns, so you can have something to suit your occasion, in whatever fashion you choose.
A silk pocket square is perfect for adding detail, for a splash of colour on a formal outfit, or displaying your personality and personal style. Paisley, floral patterns, polka dot prints, bespoke artistic designs - all find their place in our range of handkerchiefs. Our pocketsquares are made of the finest silks, and are handcrafted in England to the highest standards, as are all of our cravats, scarves and ties.
A plethora of pastel pinks and oranges, some brighter reds and blues, and spring fresh greens and yellows, elegantly mixed with muted browns and greys. Here you'll find a carefully curated collection of silk cravats, pocket squares, scarves and ties to help you merge into spring and give your wardrobe the refresh it needs.