A tie stick pin is worthy of the investment for morning dress, as it will not only be your most prominently located accessory but it also ensures your tie knot stay in place.
Tie Pin Selection with Precious Stones
The most traditional version is a simple white pearl. Considering that most men hardly ever wear a tie pin, I think a pearl stick pin is a perfectly good starting point for all kinds of ties and colors. If you want something a little different, look for some other stone or motifs in a small sizes because large pins can be gaudy.
For example, take a look at the selection to the right. You can find small pearls, diamonds, rubies and onyx stones but none of them is huge or overpowering.
How to Wear a Tie Stick Pin ?
For ties, a stick-pin should be displayed just under the tie knot as seen in the picture above.
- Stick the pin through blade and tail (both layers) of your tie
- Stick it through the top layer of your shirt button tab and back out
- Stick it through the tail (back layer)
- Put a stick pin clutch – see picture to the right – at the end of the pin to prevent it from damaging any fabric
This way, you can adjust the height of your tie knot and keep it in place.
Regular tie pins or tie bars are not suited to formal morning dress because the vest keeps the tie in place and it is invisible.
Tie Stick Pin for an Ascot
Although the tie stick pin was designed for the necktie, it is also used for ascots sometimes. The procedure is pretty much the same as mentioned above, with the exception of step 3.
Tie Stick Pin with Bow Ties
If you decide to wear a bow tie, skip the stick pin.