[blockquote]The history of a material covering for the neck is formed from the need to protect the throat from cold, but it evolved into dressing the neck as a pedestal for the head and a frame for the face.[/blockquote]
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This week our Fashion Body seems more naked than dressed - with buttocks and breasts equally on display. However, our latest essay from author, fashion historian and curator Alistair O'Neill is decidedly buttoned up - right up to the collar, in fact, with an essay exploring the meaning behind the still-ubiquitous wrapped and knotted neck in formal masculine garb.