(Closed) Tie Clip?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tie clips are very fashionable for young men these days. It works best usually with a skinnier tie and a skinnier tie-clip. Banana Republic’s entire Mad Men collection is trying to capitalize on this look. I’d hazzard to guess that not one GQ magazine has gone to press without a photo of a young man in a suit with a tie clip in the last two years. Don’t think 80s sack-suit and enormous tie with gaudy tie clip. Think slim-fitting everything with an understated, thin tie clip.

Something like this:

 

Post # 4
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh. My opinion? I think the can be great. I think dudes can screw them up miserably by placing them incorrectly and by purchasing ones that are too overstated or too thick or not the right size or thickness for their tie.  But I like them.

Post # 6
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It can still work with a normal width tie as long as everything is in proportion. But if your gut is telling you that the whole look is all a bit Old Dude At The Office, or 1980s  Power Suit, or Ronald Reagan,  (instead of Don Draper) then you are probably right 🙂 

Also. I don’t know.  I wouldn’t want my wedding suit to look like an office occassion or a scene from Wall Street. So I think my only use for a tie bar at a wedding would be if I was sporting trim/skinny stuff for the retro 60s look. But outside of that context the tie clip can get dangerously businessy.  I’d just trust your gut on this one.

 

 

Post # 7
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Verno Inferno: I was so hoping, when I read the title of this thread, that you’d be here. I was recently introduced to the delights of tie clips also from Mad Men and GQ, and was, frankly, happy to see them after years of being annoyed at my tie flying around on a windy day.

I’m planning on wearing an Indochino suit for my wedding with a slim tie, and since I’m not wearing a wearing any sort of a waistcoat, I’m planning on wearing a tie clip.

However, no one in my office wears tie clips (and very few people aside from me even wear ties at all), so I don’t have any office association with them, and I’ll agree that the fashion is totally to wear them with slimmer suits. You both need to be happy with the look, so I think if you feel that it’s just not working on him, let him know your concerns.

Post # 8
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@scottsouth: Howdy Scott! Your wedding gettup sounds fantastic. Lemme know how that Indochino suit works out. I’ve always been interested in ordering from them, but have never pulled the trigger.

My office is business casual (well… that’s what the handbook calls it, but in reality, it’s regular casual: jeans and collared shirts), so I get very few tie-wearing opportunities. I try to bust one out from time to time and that ends up getting me the “are you interviewing somewhere else?,” which is sigh-worthy from the “Men Dress Like Sh*t To The Office These Days” perspective. But yeah, if I had tie wearing opportunities, I’d be using the tie-clip too.  I love the look.

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