Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: necktie

  • The bow tie: For nerds only or necessary neckwear?

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden “You’ve been with the professors / and they all liked your looks…”–Bob Dylan, “Ballad of a Thin Man” The tie, whether the long necktie or the bow tie, is a piece of apparel without any real function. It is widely believed that in the late sixteenth century, Croatian mercenary soldiers tied a…