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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by yfyf View Post
Really? I think the propeller one is great. I'm so tempted to buy one right now.

I think it gets too close to costume, but I've never worn a tie bar/clip so I'm perhaps not the best judge.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
I think it gets too close to costume, but I've never worn a tie bar/clip so I'm perhaps not the best judge.

I wear one every day, and I think the propeller is a little silly. Actually, the one I like best is the one in the upper pic, but that does not appear to be on offer.
post #33 of 48
They seem to cut against the free flowing looks of today. Sometimes they can have a certain youthful, retro chic like a thin tie paired with a short sleeved shirt for that hipster/office look.


Unless long enough, they only seem to work with narrow ties. Even when long enough, they leave an indentation in the silk which needs to be steamed out (thats is, if it doesnt crush the pile permanently)
post #34 of 48
sorry if this is considered thread jacking, but what about tie pins? i have an antique tie pin that my great grandfather gave me, and i like it a lot.
post #35 of 48


In 20 years, I have never had to steam a tie because of a dent in the silk, nor has my tie bar permanently damaged a single tie. Maybe I'm just lucky.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by danbachran2 View Post
sorry if this is considered thread jacking, but what about tie pins? i have an antique tie pin that my great grandfather gave me, and i like it a lot.

You mean tie tacks? Things that stick through the tie and pin it to the shirt? Or collar pins, a pin that pulls together the two sides of the shirt collar under the tie knot?

As to the former, I see no point with a four in hand tie. Maybe if you are trying for an antique look. They make sense with billowing formal ascots, but when are you going to wear those?

As to the latter, they can be very nice but they are "fussy" and noticable. A true pin, as opposed to a bar put through two eyelet holes in the collar, will rough up the collar over time.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
You mean tie tacks? Things that stick through the tie and pin it to the shirt? Or collar pins, a pin that pulls together the two sides of the shirt collar under the tie knot?

As to the former, I see no point with a four in hand tie. Maybe if you are trying for an antique look. They make sense with billowing formal ascots, but when are you going to wear those?

As to the latter, they can be very nice but they are "fussy" and noticable. A true pin, as opposed to a bar put through two eyelet holes in the collar, will rough up the collar over time.

well mine is a pin with a back and then there is a chain that attaches to the button. I haven't had any problems with it ruining any ties
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by danbachran2 View Post
sorry if this is considered thread jacking, but what about tie pins? i have an antique tie pin that my great grandfather gave me, and i like it a lot.



then wear it. If it has sentimental value, that's a great conversation piece. What's it look like?

It may snag the tie but generally holes put in the tie, you can steam out.
post #39 of 48
http://greatjewelrycompany.com/categ.../Tie-Clips.htm

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speaking of tie bars...wheres a good place to buy a simple thin one for cheap? by cheap i mean under $20?

something similiar to this one from jcrew but cheaper:
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
then wear it. If it has sentimental value, that's a great conversation piece. What's it look like?

It may snag the tie but generally holes put in the tie, you can steam out.

it is square, and silver, and it has an asterisk design on the front of it, and there is a chain that attaches to the button
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by danbachran2 View Post
it is square, and silver, and it has an asterisk design on the front of it, and there is a chain that attaches to the button

It sounds plain enough. You can wear that and feel good about it. If anyone asls have a few short war stories about your grandfather handy.
post #42 of 48
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It sounds plain enough. You can wear that and feel good about it. If anyone asls have a few short war stories about your grandfather handy.
well actually, he was a doctor at pearl harbor when it got attacked
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by danbachran2 View Post
well actually, he was a doctor at pearl harbor when it got attacked

That's perfect. Take care to never point the pin out and let people ask. If you live in America, itll happen.
post #44 of 48
Here is more information on this theme:
Tie Clip
Tie Slide
Tie Pin: tie bar, tie stick pin, tie tack

I hope you'll find this information helpful
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by Selena View Post
Here is more information on this theme:
Tie Clip
Tie Slide
Tie Pin: tie bar, tie stick pin, tie tack

I hope you'll find this information helpful


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