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Historical origin of the collar

Mar 18, 2020

Men are inevitable to decorate themselves with a little jewelry, the subtleties can leave a good impression on others. And don't wear the collar pin on the collar of the suit. It is small and exquisite, which can show the noble, elegant, mature and stylish qualities of men. And collar pins with different styles can bring you different personalities. Such a small embellishment is a perfect display of men's details.


As a decoration, the historical origin of the collar pin can no longer be verified, but it is certain that it is earlier than the suit, although the collar pin is a tool used to decorate the suit. Modern suits were formed in the middle of the 19th century, but in terms of their compositional characteristics and dressing habits, they can be traced back to at least the Louis XIV era dating back to the second half of the 17th century. As for the collar pin, it dates back to medieval Europe.


The British arrived in Britain as early as 787. They bypassed northern Scotland, landed in Ireland, settled there, and made a living from the tribute of local residents. In 815 AD, they established their own kingdom in Ireland, the capital of Dublin. At that time, the English men's standard dress was knee-length outerwear and trousers, and a cloak was put on the outside, which was fixed with a collar pin. Women have long knee-length dresses and cloaks on the outside. Women's accessories include rings, amulets, necklaces, and even headwear. So the history of collar needles is largely related to the aristocratic dress.


In China, in the book "Restoring History as It Is: Who Has Changed Face in History" reads: "At the end of 1945, after the Soviet Red Army occupying Shenyang seized Pu Yi, it was found in the collection of the Puppet Palace in Changchun. A large number of "Northeast goods". Pu Yi packed some of the most valuable jewelry in the mezzanine of a small suitcase that he carried with him. When he was caught, he took this small suitcase.


Pu Yi became a war criminal and was detained in the former Soviet Union. His cultural relics were also confiscated and placed in the custody of the staff of the Fushun War Criminal Management Office. At the end of 1947, the People's Liberation Army took over the area and Fushun prison, and also controlled those cultural relics.


Those cultural relics have remained in Fushun. Until 1964, Zhou Enlai issued an executive order demanding that these cultural relics (a total of 245 pieces) be returned to the Forbidden City of Beijing. These include the Sanlian Tianxian Zhang used by the Emperor Qianlong, precious emperors from the Six Dynasties, and precious jewelry (including white gold diamond ring, white gold sapphire ring, tourmaline eighteen bracelets, coral eighteen hands) String, gold emerald emerald collar pins, etc.). It can be judged that the Qing Dynasty had the decoration of collar needles, and there were many patterns. Most of them were decorated for nobles. We recall the clothing of the Qing Dynasty, and it is not difficult to understand the importance of collar needles in the Qing Dynasty.