Popularized in the late 1800s, men’s tie clips are meant to fasten ties onto the shirt underneath so that they're kept neat and straight.
Features of men’s tie clips
Typically clipped between the third and fourth button of a shirt, tie clips comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs. Some of the most important features to take into consideration when shopping for this accessory include style, material, and decorative embellishments.
Men’s tie clips come with a pinch clasp, slide clasp, or magnetic closure. Pinch clasps are ideal for clasping onto heavier fabrics and thicker ties, while slide clasps are better for thinner materials as they place the least amount of stress on fabrics. Snap magnetic closures also work well for thinner materials and offer the convenience of extra easy use.
Gold and silver tie bars are versatile and can be paired with most any type of suit. They're a good choice for more formal occasions as they're simple but elegant. Steel bars are modern-looking and scratch resistant, and they don't tarnish so they're easy to maintain. They offer long-term use and can tolerate a substantial amount of wear.
Some tie clips come with embellishments, such as gemstones or badges. Designer clips with gems or colorful stones add a dash of panache to formal-occasion outfits, while those with images of horses, planes, or sport team logos are fun for everyday use to show off your interests. Clips with badges that indicate membership or affiliation to a certain organization, such as a branch of the military or a charitable cause, are proud accents to wear to events and get-togethers.