Ties, ties, Ties, ties, Ties, ties, Ties, and…?
You adorn your head’s pedestal with one amazing tieroom tie after another. You look amazing. But maybe “satisfied” is not in your vocabulary. Maybe you demand that extra little ummph! If so, we suggest adding either a tie tack or a tie bar for a finishing touch that will elevate your look to a whole new level.
Tie tacks have been around since the 1800’s; tie bars or clips, the mid-1920’s. Both were borne out of the same need: to keep ties out of soups, faces, ways, and so on. And both have become staples for the tie-wearing community, not only for their functionality, but for their fashion. Below are a few simple rules of thumb to get the most UMMPH! out of this tie accessory.
Tie Bars Rule of Thumb:
- 1/2 inch thickness is best for either short or long tie bars
- Narrow tie = short tie bar
- Thick tie = long tie bar
- Place bar between 3rd and 4th button of shirt
- Clip tie bar onto placket (fabric that runs down shirt where buttons are sewn) as well as tie
Tie Tack Rule of Thumb:
- Position tie tack around your midsection or slightly higher
- Remove clasp, pin tack to tie
- Locate nearest button hole and pull bar that is connected to chain through and button
- If tie hangs too loose, try lowering the pin
One last rule of thumb:
- Subtlety wins the day
*Entertaining, informing, and inspiring the person behind the tie*