Neckties have been around since the 17th century; elaborate poufs, lace, and silk fabrics gave men free reign to distinguish their positions in royalty, aristocracy, and military. It was not until after the end of WWI that men decided to use ties as a fashion statement. Lengths and colors may have evolved but the actual knot, for the most part has remained stagnant. There are some very elaborate and fashion forward tie knots that will…