Interestingly that during the Thirty Years War, Croatian mercenaries wore scarves around their necks as a distinctive sign. The French soldiers followed their example and eventually, by the middle of the 17th century, the fashion for the tie spread throughout Europe.
A good silk tie will require about 110 silkworm cocoons to make.
China is one of the world's largest necktie manufacturers, producing 200 million pieces every year.
Special bulletproof tie can stop 9mm bullet.
Interesting fact, the tie is the most common birthday present for a man.
In 1924 Jesse Langsdorff patented the modern tie. Interestingly his know-how was the shape of the tie at a 45 degree angle.