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Anyone Use Tie Bars?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lawman, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Lawman

    Lawman Well-Known Member

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    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?


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  2. chestercopperpot

    chestercopperpot Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  3. pajames

    pajames Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Mr T

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    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.
     
  5. AR_Six

    AR_Six Well-Known Member

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    I use tie bars on occasion, but not with chains.
     
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    I use tie bars on occasion, but not with chains.

    +1
     
  7. GuidoWongolini

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    I use them most days - stops my tie dipping into my cereal..

    Accessory - SS tie-clip with "intrecciato" treatment (Bottega Veneta)
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    Accessory - SS tie-clip with "Jolly Roger" (Calibre - Australian label)
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  8. Deipnosophist

    Deipnosophist Well-Known Member

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    This is my most tasteless tie bar: [​IMG] 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.
     
  9. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    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?


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    If you can't see yourself wearing this, why did you buy it?
     
  10. Lawman

    Lawman Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    ya, i wear them and love them.
    the one pictured tho is horrid imo
     
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    I use them most days - stops my tie dipping into my cereal..
    Accessory - SS tie-clip with "Jolly Roger" (Calibre - Australian label)
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    I love it.
     
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  17. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Well-Known Member

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    That's just the price range I was looking for, and the design is rather subtle.
     
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    PandArts Well-Known Member

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    This is the one I inherited from my grandfather. It used to have matching cufflinks but, alas, one has been lost.

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  19. kjm

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    Lawman,

    The crescent moon and star symbol on that tie clip looks like the symbol of Kappa Sigma fraternity. If you bump into a member of Kappa Sigma while wearing that, he may be offended. Just a thought.
     
  20. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    That's just the price range I was looking for, and the design is rather subtle.

    They have some more that are similar to the one you initially posted. Their stuff tends to be a little small in general, so make sure you check the measurements so you'll know what you're getting.
     

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