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Anyone Use Tie Bars?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I've happened upon some really cool looking vintage tie bars with chains. First problem: how does one wear such a thing? Second problem: I can't see myself wearing one.

Does anyone here ever wear a tie bar?


post #2 of 27
i use tie bars quite a bit

i have a few gold ones but i mostly use a silver tie bar that is fairly small about 1.8in

it does well
post #3 of 27
You wear these by pushing the larger part onto the shirt and bringing the tie through the chain. But I would not wear this one because it is a Shriner symbol and some guys will fight you if you are not entitled to wear the symbols.
post #4 of 27
I use tie bars regularly. They are an inexpensive way to add some old world charm. My favorite is a commemorative Chicago World's Fair bar I found recently in an antique store.

I do not prefer tie bars with chains however or tie clips which can damage silk.
post #5 of 27
I use tie bars on occasion, but not with chains.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
I use tie bars on occasion, but not with chains.

+1
post #7 of 27
I use them most days - stops my tie dipping into my cereal..

Accessory - SS tie-clip with "intrecciato" treatment (Bottega Veneta)


Accessory - SS tie-clip with "Jolly Roger" (Calibre - Australian label)
post #8 of 27
This is my most tasteless tie bar: If one ignores the engraved and ostentatious Dolce & Gabbana, it's actually a VERY nice tie bar. The sterling silver is extremely thick and nice to handle, and when it's been rubbed clean with a cloth, it looks fantastic.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
I've happened upon some really cool looking vintage tie bars with chains. First problem: how does one wear such a thing? Second problem: I can't see myself wearing one.

Does anyone here ever wear a tie bar?



If you can't see yourself wearing this, why did you buy it?
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
I didn't buy it. I found a site where they are offering these items. Damn, its getting harder to say anything on here without someone being a wise ass.
post #11 of 27
OK, Relax. My opinion is the chain is that it is a bit much and I couldn't see myself wearing it either. Good advice on the Schriner symbol too, you don't want to be chased down the street by a bunch of little motorcycles (sorry, Wiseass again). I would go with a simple bar to start, see how you feel about it and gear up from there to chains or heavier decoration. We good?
post #12 of 27
Lawman, you kinda motivated me to try a tie bar, so I just bought this rather simple one to try on.
What do you guys think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=012

Regards.
post #13 of 27
ya, i wear them and love them. the one pictured tho is horrid imo
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
I use them most days - stops my tie dipping into my cereal..
Accessory - SS tie-clip with "Jolly Roger" (Calibre - Australian label)

I love it.
post #15 of 27


http://images.jcrew.com/erez4/erez?s...if&tmp=prdDtIm

I'd like to find a plain tie slide like one of these which doesn't cost $50 or $80.
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