The original purpose of a tie pin is to keep the tie in place. However, these days, tie pins are increasingly used to reflect the wearer’s personality and style. A silver tie pin is a stylish piece of jewellery for a man, and it is a good idea to combine it with cufflinks from the same collection, particularly in special occasion wear. Every tie pin in our range has a counterpart in cufflinks in the same design. Our range includes the right tie pins to both more traditional and contemporary tastes.
The history and correct use of tie clips
The history of tie pins and tie clips goes back to the scarves worn by Croatian soldiers around their necks, which they wore during the Thirty Years’ War. The French naturally adopted this style and brought it back to their homeland, from where it was spread around Europe. In the mid-1800s, new kinds of tie pins became fashionable. The purpose of the pins was to keep scarves made out of thin material in place. Neckties in their current form started to take shape in the late 1800s, and the idea for using tie pins with the new sort of neckties emerged in the early 20th century,
The use of tie pins took a few steps backwards after mid-1900s, as less formal clothing styles, influenced by rock ‘n’ roll, became more commonplace. However, these days, stylish men are again wearing tie pins.
A tie pin should be narrower than a tie, and it is connected somewhere between the third and fourth shirt button. The height should be close to the opening of your breast pocket. The tie pin should be placed horizontally, and should not point upwards or downwards. The colour of the tie pin should match the colour of your belt buckle, cufflinks and any other jewellery you are wearing.
The original purpose of a tie pin is to keep the tie in place. However, these days, tie pins are increasingly used to reflect the wearer’s personality and style.