Archive for August 12th, 2011

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.


The perfect tie clip for any Dandy. Hands down one of the favorite of the group. $35




Bonbon Oiseau
Every Buffalo Dandy needs to show a little pride now and again. This understated vintage clip does just that. $52




Tiffany & Co.
Simple, elegant, and comes in that pretty blue box. Just the right mix of dainty and baller. $120




Kenneth Cole Reaction
This brushed nickle and hematite piece adds a dignified splash of color that I really like. $32





Anchor TieClip
Found this on Etsy (that place has everything) and this would be the perfect choice for a casual night out on the S.S.Dandy. $25




Hugo Boss
Another more simplified option, I love the clean, heavy look of this and the subtle logo placement. $75



The Tie Bar
Last but not least, let’s not forget that the skinny tie trend is still around. Luckily the folks at have provided tie clips for the skinniest of neckware. $15


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Click the photo above the watch the pilot for Black Dynamite The Animated Series. Coming to Adult Swim in 2012, this is pretty much the best thing ever made. I have never laughed so hard this early in the morning (NSFW).

In this unaired pilot for the upcoming Black Dynamite series, our ass-kickin-friend-of-the-community Black Dynamite takes on his childhood mentor and surrogate father: That Frog Kurtis, a Puppet TV educator turned super villain!

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