Cravat in French or neck cloth in English was commonly worn by wealthy men in the first half of the 18th century. The vast majority have about one inch of fringe at the bottom. The cravat became far less common in the 1760s and 1770s but they still are sometimes illustrated worn by gentleman and working people up to 1775 with the fringed end exposed. Later in the 1770s-1780s the waistcoat was buttoned higher and this may be why the fringed end is no longer seen.
Cravats were usually made of linen or cotton of a heavier weight but these reproduction silk cravats are available at an affordable cost. This cravat is 59 inches long plus two inches of fringe on both ends and about 5 inches wide with a hand sewn rolled hem all the way around.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 December, 2019.