i picked up a nice silver one from paul stuart for i think 12 bucks. i figured for that price i could afford to experiment. i prefer a tie bar as far as hardware goes, but this is probably due to the fact that i normally wear a spread or ainsley collar, and rarely a point. but my official opinion is they can be very nice, as long as they dont come off as a costume. i just try to channel john slattery as roger sterling when i do wear one.