With reports of 1920′s era clothing becoming the next up and coming style trend, one of the more understated pieces from that era that’s been making a comeback is the Tie Bar (or Tie Clip if you prefer).
Coming into prominence during the 1920′s, the tie bar gradually replaced the tie tack, which was used to fasten the tie directly to the shirt. At that time, ties were prone to wrinkles and often did not fall straight, so a tie tack was needed to help the tie lay properly. Worn originally by generals and majors in the army portraying the symbol of great power and importance, tie pins were later worn by businessmen, accountants, lawyers, pilots and other professionals in the working world.
With shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire revitalizing the trend, Tie Bars of every shape and size have been finding their way into stores more and more. I’ve picked out a couple of favorites below. Feel free to submit any others that might have caught your eye.
Another more simplified option, I love the clean, heavy look of this and the subtle logo placement. $75