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Custom tie clips, tie tacks, tie bars are little and classic accessories used to secure a tie on the front of a men’s dress shirt to prevent it from wobbling. Maybe it’s just a small accessory that keeps the tie from dangling and keeps the straps hanging straight. However, it can add to a man’s professional image by making his clothes look neater and sleeker. The tie clip is usually clipped to the upper part of the shirt. That is, between the second button and the third button down from the neckline. Tie clips, while simple, look cleaner and crisper. It is really a must-have small piece for gifting businessmen.

In general, on occasions such as marriage and business, men should wear a tie clip on the tie to keep the tie straight. In addition to tie clips, pocket squares are also very important accessories in men’s suits. supplies custom tie clips/tacks/bars with engraved brand logos and patterns. You can customize and personalize unique metal or wooden tie clips with any color, size, or type.

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Product details for custom tie clips

Material: brass, stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, zinc alloy, iron, etc;
Product thickness:1.5mm-3mm; customized;
Size/Color: customized upon request;
Treatment process: environmental protection electroplating;
Product process: molding process: stamping/die-casting;
coloring process: baking varnish, enamel, glue dropping, color printing, etc.;
Applications: use for shirts and suits, promotional gifts, meeting etiquette supplies, business gifts, festivals, weddings, Father’s Day gifts, etc.

The history of tie clips

The tie as we know it today became popular around 1850. As early as the Victorian period in England, there were metal tie pins. Back then, to keep the tie from flapping in the wind and ensure the strap hung straight, it produced a neat, uniform look. But this will puncture the tie, leaving a hole. In the early 20th century, the birth of the spring-loaded tie clip solved this problem. Later, they evolved into simpler sliding versions of tie clips.

About 20 years later, men started using lavaliers to fasten their ties to their shirts. Originally it was just to keep the tie as snug as possible. So as not to bend over or drop the tie on the floor or into the soup while eating. Eventually, in the 1920s, it became more popular because of its push-on method of fitting without damaging the delicate tie.

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Over time, tie clips will have patterns or textures in the details. This can express one’s own aesthetic preference and play the role of decorative modeling. At the same time, tie clips also help people get to know each other about related groups or organizations.

The use of the custom tie clips

Modern tie clips are more of an ornament. And men should use custom tie clips with suits. Especially when it is a wedding, it can keep the tie straight. The overall shape will also look better. In other words, it is not necessary to use a tie clip when wearing a long-sleeved shirt alone. And don’t use tie clips with a jacket.

Tie clips have their specific position when worn. Counting from the top, pin it between the third and fourth buttons of the shirt. Here is also a spot where the tie could be held in place better. And here is an optimal balance point.

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In general, after buttoning up the suit, it is better to expose the tie clip slightly from the outside. Because according to the regulations of grooming etiquette, the main purpose of this accessory is to fix the tie. It’s okay if it’s a little exposed. Pin it too far up, even up to your shirt collar button, and it’s overstated.

For tradition, we fasten the tie clip between the 4th and 5th buttons of the shirt. In this way, even when putting on the suit, the tie clip will not be exposed at all. And when the coat is opened, there will be some small surprises.

Men should clip the right side because men’s shirts are pressed from the left to the right. If you want the tie clip and shirt clip together, you need to use the right-hand clip. Women’s shirts are pressed from the right to the left, so you need to use your left hand to clamp.

Appropriate length

When choosing tie clips, you will find that there are different styles of long and short. This is to match the design of different-width ties.

Usually, the length of your tie clip should never exceed the width of the tie where it is clipped. The standard length is 3/4 the length of your tie.

In fact, what kind of tie clip we choose depends largely on what kind of tie is matched. Finally, choose the appropriate tie clip according to the width of the tie. Then, the width of a tie clip should never exceed the width of the tie. Too long will appear procrastinating and redundant. But if the tie clip is too short, it will dwarf the effect.

So, it is most appropriate for the width of the tie clip to occupy about 1/2-3/4 of the belt width. Too short or too long is not a good choice. Be sure to check your tie width before buying. Then, choose a tie bar of the appropriate width.

Usually, the width of the tie is between 5.5-8.5cm. Therefore, the width of the tie clip can be 2.75-4.25cm. Before buying a tie clip, first, determine the width of the tie. Of course, there are still many personalized fashion choices.


Custom tie clips’ material and color

Tie clips are mostly made of metal materials. More refined materials include materials. Such as wood, fabric, gemstones, pearls, enamel, plastic, resin, and glass.

Most of the colors of tie clips are metallic and stainless steel. The lustrous silver color is perfect for any tie. Gold ties are best paired with dark or solid-colored ties. Gold and light-printed ties can also match.

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Of course, there are many advanced colors for tie clips: matte gray, colored enamel, etc. But such a color is more of a test of matching skills.

It is recommended that junior players start to choose and match from gold and silver. Because this is currently the least error-prone and the most classic color system. Elegant metallics are safer colors. It’s always good to match the metallic sheen with your shirt buttons.

If the tie you are wearing is a very colorful tie, it is best to keep the style and color of the tie clip as simple as possible. That way it doesn’t look like there’s an excessive repetition of colors and patterns. This maintains a balanced effect.

When your outfit leans toward the light and fresh colors, pair it with a solid or striped tie. Of course, you can also choose some solid color tie clips. Then, emphasize the contrast of prominent colors to deepen the impression.

4 types for custom tie clips

Use a leaf spring to open and close the tie clip. This type is also currently the most commonly used. And it’s easy and effortless to operate.

The metal spring tie clip can engrave brand logo or letters and other information. So, many shirt or suit brands like to customize a unique spring tie clip.

Spring tie clips

Head tie pins have spikes. There are fixing pins on the back. And there is a chain at the end to fix the tie. The end of the tie pin is the pattern and should be outside the tie. The other end is a thin chain.

Head tie pins

We should hide it behind the tie so that it is not exposed. When in use, we should pin it to the center of the tie at the third button from the top of the shirt.

Head tie pins are good for ties made of rougher materials. Such as wool or cashmere. Because they are less likely to leave noticeable pinholes.

The role of the tie pin is to fasten the tie on the shirt. And it plays a certain role in decoration and styling. The tie can be worn with a slight arch upwards to let the tie look more plump and beautiful.

The tie chains consist of two parts: a button ring and a fixed chain. There will be no large head tie needles piercing the tie to protect the tie. In this way, the styling is simpler.

A tie chain connects the button loop to the third button of the shirt. Let the tie cover the button loop. Then, place the tie in the tie link to secure the tie.

Sliding tie bars

Sliding tie clips do not have leaf springs. We can only change where the tie clip is placed by sliding it.

They are mostly made of metal folded into a U-bend shape, with two ends pressed together. This is a bit like a hairpin for women.

Clip the placket of the shirt in turn. Then straighten the tie and go in obliquely and then adjust the length of the tie.

Some tips about tie clips

  • Take extra care when adjusting tie clips to avoid damaging the tie.
  • Do not wear more than one tie clip at the same time. One is the perfect complement. We need to keep it simple and refined rather than over-modify.
  • Metallic tie clips are really versatile. Therefore, if you want to promote your brand, it is best to customize your logo.
  • Use a tie clip with a suit, which means it is not necessary to wear a long-sleeved shirt alone. And don’t use tie clips with other informal attire.
  • The function of the tie clip is to fix the tie. Therefore, tie clips should use better texture. Otherwise, it is better not to wear it.
  • Don’t leave the tie bar too exposed or too close to the collar.
  • Alternatively, we can attach tie clips to various other accessories as well.

You can also customize:


1, What is the price to customize 100pcs tie clips for my shirt brand?

-The price depends on your custom size, color, technics, and quantity. Prices are not fixed. It needs our business expert to calculate according to your specific needs. You can request a free quote via online service, email, or the quote button.

2, Can the custom tie clips be sampled?

-Yes, we can make samples according to the customer’s drawings, designs, and real samples. Samples are subject to a certain sample fee. The specific price needs to refer to the packaging process, color, size, quantity, etc.

3, What are the sample production time and mass production time?

-Sample production time is 10 to 15 days. Mass production time is 15-20 days.

4, What is the shipping time?

-Shipping time is 3-6 business days by express.

5, What profile is needed when production?

–Pls, send us vector logo files, like PDF, AI, ESP, CDR, or original files from PSD. If you have no art file, we offer free design for you.

6, What is the order process?

–First, we need to discuss basic information with each other. Such as size, color, material, quantity, technics, etc. Then our product expert will give you the price and invoice. Then, you can pay. After you pay, we will make the design for you. After you confirm the design, we can arrange the bulk production. We offer free design and worldwide shipping. 

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