- Placement is key. It should be worn around the sternum, just below the chest muscles.
- The tie bar should be the same width, or slightly narrower, than the tie. Never wider.
- It sounds simple, but it’s purpose is to fasten the tie to the shirt. So make sure it’s not swinging around on the tie.
- Lift the top of your tie slightly before attaching it, creating depth with a subtle “bow” above the bar. To accommodate for this, you might want to fasten your tie a touch on the longer side.
- Tie bars come in countless shapes, styles and metals. The easiest to pull-off is simple and silver. Don’t forget to match your metals.
- Wear it straight across. Perpendicular to the tie, not at a weird angle.
- Make sure your tie knot is on point: properly dimpled and not gapping off the collar.
- Don’t wear it with a waistcoat, cardigan or sweater vest as these pieces already hold your tie in place. A tie bar here can seem redundant.
Thanks for reading,
The TSB Team