In the 1600s, my mercenary ancestors from what is now Croatia wore scarves around the neck. This quickly caught on amongst fashionable types the word "cravat comes from what enemy soldiers saying the cravatas are coming. With time, the cravat evolved into the "lawn tie," which is essentially a bow tie. but the cravata is actually originating from a neck scarf so it evolved into a lawn tie and neck tie
It is considered poor form to wear a formal cravat without a waistcoat. An informal cravat (called a day cravat) can be worn with only a shirt. This type cravat style is tied with the cravat underneath the collar; the top button of the collar is undone; and the cravat is tucked into it. Google Day Cravats
Put tie around the neck with the right side twice as long as the left. Right over left and under, over again and under (loosely), this time bringing the end through the gap in the centre to the front and tucking it through the loop just created. Tighten gently. Hope this helps, did my school tie this way for years. I can also tie a cravat and a bow tie!! multi-talented Eh!
Like all things "business casual" is a context driven term - depends on the culture of the organization and the region of the country. There are no formal rules, but here are a few basic ideas: California Casual: t shirt, jeans Business Casual: collared shirt, dark jeans Business: Sportcoat, dark jeans (no tie) Formal: Tux, dress Midwest Casual: t shirt jeans Business Casual: polo, khakis Business: Suit and tie Formal: Tux, dress New York Casual…