5 Insane (but true) Facts About Ties You Need to Know

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian

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Do you know these 5 insane (but true) facts about ties? When I was little, I remember watching my father tie his tie every day as he got ready for work. He worked in an office, and a suit and tie were just something that he had to wear every day. I can remember playing with a few of his older ties trying to learn to tie them like he did. Marty has always had casual jobs that didn’t require a tie but I never quite got rid of my fascination for ties.

5 Insane (But True) Facts About Ties

5 Insane (But True) Facts About Ties

Eventually, my son needed to wear a tie for a wedding and then for prom. We always went with the clip on ties because that’s what was available. Somehow it’s not quite the same thing. While there is no National Tie Day, there is a National Bow Tie Day on August 28th. Here are some fun facts about ties that I bet you didn’t know.

  • To make one good quality silk tie, you need 110 silkworm cocoons.
  • You can buy a tie that will stop a 9mm bullet.
  • 15,000 men in the US learn how to tie a tie each day.
  • In the United States, people buy about a million ties per year.
  • It takes a silk thread that is 245,000 feet long to make one silk tie.

I’ve always been amazed by the number of ways you can use a tie except wearing them as an accessory for your suit. I’ve seen many crafts at craft fairs that are created using ties. At a Renaissance fair, I saw a woman who created a skirt from some men’s ties that were sewn together at the thinnest end.  While most ties are made of synthetic fabric today, my favorite is still the silk tie like the ones my father wore when I was a child.

Did you know these 5 facts about ties?

5 insane (but true) facts about ties. Everything you wanted to know about ties.

4 thoughts on “5 Insane (but true) Facts About Ties You Need to Know”

  1. I am totally sharing this with my husband and son! I am sure they did NOT know these 5 facts! We always need to reference youtube videos on how to tie a tie when they wear one because they wear one so little that they never remember how to do it lol. 

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