Tie Clips became popular in the early 1900's, replacing the tie pin to keep neckwear in proper place. It also prevents ties from getting in the way while working, eating or playing. Tie clips are used by clamping the tie to the underlying shirt, giving the wearer a perfectly structured look at all times. Common practice holds that tie clips can be worn at all times and even with a waistcoat, although not necessarily needed. For the daring, they can also be used to fashion a tie-bump.
This mid-century tie clip is made from goldtone. It features a wide cross-hatched pattern on the outside and a curved mirror-finish center. It measures 2" wide by .25" tall. Unlike a lot of goldtone it is very subtle and appears silver at times.
Like all antique accessories found at Standard Equipment Co., this piece has been cleaned and polished using recommended antique reconditioning techniques. However the tie clip is not new and carries the subtle character of a 60 year old piece of antique menswear.
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