It is rather sad when certain customs are lost in the world of men’s fashion. With the rise in popularity of street wear amongst young men, its quite rare to see a well put together gentleman walking the streets in a suit and tie, let alone donning a tie bar.
For those that need a little education; a tie bar (also known as a tie slide, clip, pin or clasp) is used to clip a tie to the underlying shirt front, preventing it from swinging and ensuring that the tie hangs straightly, resulting in a neat, uniform appearance. The use of a tie bar gained prominence during the 1920s, and at times would display a small badge indicating membership to a club or group affiliation.
Although those days are gone, we’re hoping the gentlemen below might inspire you a little in the lost art of dressing well.