Tie clips are used to keep neckties securely attached to dress shirts. They usually measure two to two-and-one-fourth inches long and one-fourth inch wide (approximately). They are made with a spring on one side to provide tension to the opposite side for sliding them smoothly across the necktie. Their front side can be plain, adorned, or custom-designed with company logos or personal objects of interest.
Aside from being functional, tie clips are also decorative. According to some fashion experts, suits and neckties “can never be complete without tie clips.”
Types of Tie Clips
Kinds of Tie Clips include the following:
Stainless steel tie clips
Stainless steel tie clips are made of polished surgical stainless steel.
Some models are made with carbon fiber or gold for added style and elegance.
They are ideal for everyday wear.
Sterling silver tie clips
These types of tie clips are made of sterling silver.
They provide elegance and sophistication to the whole suit ensemble.
They can have polished or etched surfaces.
Sterling silver tie clips are ideal for everyday wear.
Gold plated tie clips
These types of tie clips are plated with 18- to 23-karat gold.
They are usually multi-toned with elegant polishes and etches.
They provide class and elegance to the whole suit ensemble.
Choosing Tie Clips (Buying tips)
Spring tension: Choose a tie clip with a light spring tension to prevent the fabric of your tie from being damaged.
Use: For formal or special occasions, choose a gold plated tie clip. Look for a stainless steel or sterling silver tie clip for everyday use.