A tie clip aka a tie bar or tie clasp is an accessory for men that has been around since the early 1920s. The purpose of a tie clip is to maintain the tie securely fastened to the front of a button down shirt.
How to wear a tie clip:
To wear a tie clip is really pretty simple. You want to make sure that the tie clip is a little more than half the size of the tie you are wearing and not from edge to edge. Below we will go over a few simple guidelines so that you can perfect your tie clip placement.
The next step is the most important of all, placement. This is where most people get it wrong. You don’t want to put your tie clip too low because it may not be visible and you don’t want to put it too high because it will be too close to your tie knot.
The rule of thumb is that you should place your tie clip between the third and fourth buttons on your dress shirt.
Next, A lot of people are under the impression that a tie clip was meant to just be “clipped on to the tie” and leave it there, but that is not the case. The purpose of the tie clip is to keep your tie from wandering around freely as you will see demonstrated in the image below.
A tie clip is a great accessory to put the final touches to your dapper outfit. Something as small as the tie clip can really make your dress shirt and suit jacket come to life, so next time your heading out, make sure you wear your favorite tie clip.