Tie clips are one of the smallest accessories men wear to pull together their look. Wearing the tie clip is one of the basic essential skills that every man who regularly or occasionally wears a suit should master. For some this may seem like an exaggeration, but for those who swear by the suit this is a mandatory necessity. However, some men may not know how exactly to rock this attire and so the following tips should assist you a great deal to guide you towards having a clean cut and elegant look.
1. Where to Place the Tie Clip?
Okay, we obviously know the tie clip is meant to be placed on the tie. However, the main question is; which is the best position to place the tie? Should it be placed immediately below the knot of the tie, at the bottom of the tie or in the middle? The correct answer should be in the middle, if need be then the tie clip can be pushed a tad lower, but not more than three quarters of the tie should be left hanging above the tie clip. It is a question about balance and your eye should be your best judge.
2. What width should appropriately cover the length of the tie?
Similarly, the measurements here are directly related to reasonable width being left out and how the tie generally looks. Do not use a tie clip that encapsulates the whole tie, this will definitely make the tie look smaller and bring unnecessary attention to the tie clip. Basically what you need is to wear a tie clip elegantly and subtly. On the other hand it doesn’t seem prudent to wear a tie clip that is in fact too small that it cannot be seen.
3. The best coloured tie clips
Match your accessories skilfully; your cufflinks, bow tie, watch and buttons should be the same colour. Avoid the clown look at all costs and keep it simple. You can wear a silver coloured tie clip or a gold coloured tie clip. Ensure that everything you wear just falls into place effortlessly and complements the whole look. If you feel you need to spice up your style you can wear a patterned tie clip which has reasonable exciting shapes or you can just keep it simple with a mix of two different shades of colours. For example, blue and silver are a good match or blue and light yellow.