If you’re a Tieler customer, you already know you’ve got some serious swag. Our customers are the most stylishly dressed men in the world. But what if you want to up your game a little? If you’re already got the perfect suit, the perfect shirt, the classiest cufflinks, and the most awesome bespoke shoes, what’s next? Well, a tie bar, of course.
Also known as a tie clip, the tie bar serves a utilitarian purpose. It keeps your tie securely in place by clipping to your shirt placket and your tie. But how do you choose a tie bar? Well, it depends on the message you want to send.
Here at Tieler, we offer tie bars that run the gamut from professional to novelty. We even have a line of vintage style tie bars.
Novelty tie bars (also called tie clips) are fun and stylish and give you the chance to add a little bit of yourself to your outfit. In short, they’re a must-have fashion accessory for the discerning gentleman. Check out our upscale novelty tie bar collect to add a bit of fun to your wardrobe.
How big should a tie bar be? The first rule of thumb is that your tie bar should take up between 50-75% of the total width of your tie. If it’s too narrow, it will look silly, and if it’s too wide, it will just show that you don’t know what you’re doing. And we never want that for our customers.
It’s also important to know where the tie bar should be placed. Placing it too high defeats the utility purpose of the tie bar (which is to keep the tail of your tie fastened). By the same token, placing it too low also makes it an essentially useless accessory. Therefore, we recommend placing the tie bar between your breasts and lower sternum, which is approximately three to four buttons down from the top of your shirt.
So now that you know how to wear a tie bar, you need to know when to wear them. The short answer is, whenever you want. But use discretion. A fun, playful tie bar should be reserved for more casual occasions, whereas for professional and formal occasions, stick to a simpler and classier look when choosing your tie bar.