How to Wear a Tie Clip

Silver Ogham Tie Clip Grá

Recently I wrote about the return of the tie clip and tie bar which has been influenced by tv programs like 'Mad Men' and 'Boardwalk Empire'. At Claddagh Design we've been keeping up to date with these trends by offering a customized tie clip service and also adding tie bars to our Ogham collection. So now we have our tie clip we need to find out 'How to wear a tie clip'. When choosing your tie clip and tie the general rule is, the tie clip should only cover 3/4 of the width of the tie. So if you're wearing a skinny tie make sure you choose a short enough tie clip.

Next you need to position the tie clip correctly on the tie. Traditionally the tie clip is worn between the fourth and fifth button of the shirt. Although the more updated look is to wear it between the third and fourth button. As well as giving it more of a modern look it also makes you look taller and slimmer! Slip the tie clip horizontally across the tie, or for a more modern look place the tie clip at a downward angle (around 45 degrees) over the tie. Don't forget to secure the clip to your shirt so you tie will stay in place.

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