Never wear that tie bar wrong again

The tie bar. A quintessential menswear accessory that has enjoyed resurgence in popularity thanks to a revitalized interest in classic men’s style. A tie bar is a small detail that can have a big impact on a look. Here’s how to wear it properly.

 

Purpose: A tie bar is meant to keep your tie fastened to the placket of your shirt.

 

Styles: Tie bars come in two styles: pinch clasp and slide clasp.  a pinch clasp holds the tie more securely and stays in place better. However, if you have a thin tie, a slide clasp may be more appropriate.

 

Size: A tie bar should never be wider than your tie.  3/4 the width of the tie is just about perfect.

 

Placement: A good rule of thumb is to fasten the tie bar between your third and fourth buttons, around the sternum, and just below the pectoral muscles.

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Common tie bar mistakes: (L-R) tie bar fastened crooked; tie bar too wide; wearing with a waistcoat.

 

Angle: Always wear the tie bar perpendicular to your tie; never at an angle.

 

Color: You can’t go wrong with silver. It’s classic, matches almost anything, and looks great on everyone.  it’s always best to make sure your metals match. Avoid colourful tie bars;

 

Bonus Tip: A tie bar should not be worn with a waistcoat or cardigan. Just rock that tie bar.

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