Tie (patterned)


Hermès necktie (1949)

Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès in Paris, Hermès is a fashion brand, specialized in leather goods, luxury goods and ready-to-wear. Thierry Hermes started his business by handcrafting horse harnesses for caliches and carriages, and was renowned for crafting an indestructible saddle stitch. In 1879, Hermèz included the manufacturing of saddles and in 1937 they introduced their iconic silk scarves for women, all printed with an equestrian motif.

Introduced in 1949, Hermès neckties are made from the same silk material as the scarves and have featured, over the years, a huge array of whimsical and eccentric motifs. Hermès ties are immensely popular in the banking industry. Many banks require their staff to wear only ties without overt signs of frivolity. The story goes that once one has achieved a certain rank within the bank, it becomes acceptable to wear Hermès ties. Ergo, it represents a certain status.

Why on Wikiconic?
Heritage, design.
The Ferragamo tie is equally eccentric.
Photo credits
© Hermès, Paris, France

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