How To: 3 Major Tie Bar Don'ts
Tie bars can be illusive. Where do you wear it and how? Well, we're here to answer your questions! Today, more and more modern men, as well as several celebrities, have brought back the Tie Bar, and there's no question as to why - these little babies elevate your style so effortlessly that it's as easy as slide on and go. Are you ready to up your game?
3 Major Don'ts When Wearing a Tie Bar
1. Don't wear it too high (or too low)
Tie bars are meant to be worn between the third and fourth buttons. Too low, and you risk your tie blousing up in an awkward way. Too high, and the tie bar isn't really serving its purpose of keeping your tie close to your shirt and out of the way when you lean forward.
2. Don't just clip it to your tie
Tie bars are meant to keep your tie fastened to your shirt. When you just slide your tie bar onto your tie without also sliding it into your shirt, your tie bar isn't serving its only purpose.
3. Don't wear a tie bar that's wider than your tie
Your tie bar should be 3/4 the length of your tie, no shorter and no longer. That's why we make both regular length tie bars (for standard width ties) AND shorty length tie bars (for skinny ties). The standard width of a "regular" tie is between 2.5" and 3" at its widest point (but, as we just learned, we don't wear tie bars on the widest point; so with taking tapering into account, we usually would wear tie bars at the 2.25" - 2.75" range). Our regular width tie bars (available in custom morse code or birch bark) are 2" wide - making them almost exactly 75% the width of your tie - perfect! "Skinny" ties are anything skinnier than 2.5" wide. Our Birch Shorty Tie Bar is 1.75" long.
BONUS TIP: Always wear your tie perpendicular to your tie; never at an angle
Our Favorite Stylish Leading Men Wearing The Game-Changing Tie Bar
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