A guide for men and the women who want them to look their best
We love tie bars at Hattie Rex. They are fun to make in our Bozeman jewelry store, and they're also affordable gifts for the men in your life. Tie clips are sometimes called tie bars. No matter what you call them, these handmade and personalized gifts are classy additions to any man's wardrobe.
Tie clips and tie bars make great gifts because the metal, texture, and personalization can all be customized. Consider a personalized tie clip with GPS coordinates of his cabin in the Montana wilderness or the place you met. Or keep it sophisticated with a classic hand stamped monogram of his initials. Or showcase his favorite hobbies with a football, horseshoe, or a jumping trout design.
Our hand stamped tie bars are functional as well as fashionable. They give your often-boring suit and tie a dash of style and personality while keeping your tie from flopping into your pad thai and the water fountain. Unlike tie pins, which pierce your tie and can cause damage, tie clips maintain the integrity of your dress shirt while keeping your tie firmly in place.
But wearing a tie clip or tie bar isn't something most guys grow up doing. Maybe their dads didn't grow up wearing ties, either. Or maybe they just don't realize that there's a right way and a wrong way to wear a tie clip. What's a man to do?
No fear. Hattie to the rescue.
There are three simple rules for wearing a tie clip.
1. Place your tie bar between the 3rd and 4th buttons of your shirt. Not too high, not too low. If you're wearing a jacket, it should be roughly the same level as your jacket pocket (where your handkerchief would go).
2. Make sure you clip your tie bar to your shirt. This might sound obvious, but it's not just used to hold the two ends of the tie together. Use the tie bar to secure both ends of the tie to the placket of your shirt.
3. Make sure your tie is wider than your tie clip. If you're wearing a skinny tie or a wide tie clip, make sure the tie clip is narrower.