Wilson & Bow
Official Covenant College Regimental Stripe Bow Tie
The origins of Authentic Regimentals date back to the "Cravat" worn by Balkan brigades of the 17th century. A hundred years later, as the 7th Royal Fusiliers gathered in the Tower of London to protect King James II from the oncoming Duke of Monmouth, they helped establish the Regiments by name as a unique part of British history. The roots of the Authentic Regimental designs can be traced back even further, however, as the court of King Henry V established a Royal Registry of military regalia in 1419. The descriptions of these "blazons" have been incorporated in the creation of the Regimental designs over the ensuing centuries. Even today the colors evoke the unmistakable presence of Heraldic times, azure blue represents loyalty and truth, while antique gold reflects generosity and claret symbolizes valor.