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Tie Clip askewness

Zenny

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Why exactly must one angle a tie-clip (bar, clasp, whatever)?

I have heard keeping it horizontal is a sartorial sin, I don't see why.
 

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woot?
 

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I start out with mine horizontal, and prefer it that way, but it usually is at an angle by the end of the day.
 

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I think horizontal looks good with a narrow tie and a slim suit. It's a '60s look. With a fuller coat and wider tie, I prefer the angle.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
I think horizontal looks good with a narrow tie and a slim suit. It's a '60s look. With a fuller coat and wider tie, I prefer the angle.
I agree, and position the clip accordingly. However, I only use the clip when I wear slim suits and narrow ties, which has become mostly all the time.
 

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If I recall correctly, somewhere I read (from Flusser or Boyce), that the reason the tie clip is not straight across is because it creates a horizontal line that suggest width (i.e., make you look fat)

How a little clip worn horizontal straight across would do that is beyond me, but at least that's always the way I thought.
 

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Yeah, as I understand it, the tie bar/clasp/clip at an angle is just a slight touch of flair similar to leaving a working button undone.

I always wear a very slim simple tie bar and like the look of both straight and angled. It depends on the 'look' I'm going for.
 

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The correct angle for tie clips is 90 degrees.
 

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Even Gordon Gekko angled his tie clip.
 

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They are supposed to be straight not angled, I don't know why men do angle them. I think it shows a lack of cordination for those who wear them crooked.
 

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I only wear them with narrow ties, and like them horizontal. I don't mind if they end up crooked during the day, but deliberately slanting them seems a little too calculated for me.

Of course, I've been known to leave my collar buttons undone deliberately, so my hypocrisy knows no bounds.
 

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I wasn't looking right when I first moused over this thread title and thought it was about clip-on ties. "Poor OP," I thought, "he's probably already been torn to shreds." Thank goodness that is not what this is about.

As for tie-clips, I've never been fond of them; they always seemed to be for guys who never wore a jacket. Or maybe for a chef so he doesn't droop his tie into a pot of demi glace by accident.

As to whether 90-degrees or "other," I ask what Adrian Monk would do........

Right-angle it is!


Originally Posted by DocHolliday
so my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Well, that certainly is a quote to make you live up to your namesake (at least cinematically)! "I'm your huckleberry."
 

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Originally Posted by lordofpi
I wasn't looking right when I first moused over this thread title and thought it was about clip-on ties. "Poor OP," I thought, "he's probably already been torn to shreds." Thank goodness that is not what this is about.

As for tie-clips, I've never been fond of them; they always seemed to be for guys who never wore a jacket. Or maybe for a chef so he doesn't droop his tie into a pot of demi glace by accident.

As to whether 90-degrees or "other," I ask what Adrian Monk would do........

Right-angle it is!




Well, that certainly is a quote to make you live up to your namesake (at least cinematically)! "I'm your huckleberry."



Like Monk, I have a condition as well, its called CDO, its like OCD but the letters are in the right order!! AS THEY SHOULD BE!!
 

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