What is a tie clip? How does a tie clip work?

What is a tie clip? How does a tie clip work? 

Let's keep this short and sweet.
Tie clips are a great functional accessory that helps keep your tie in place when you're moving about your day. Tie clips come in all shapes and sizes and they make really good gifts for anyone who owns at least one dress shirt. Though the concept of this item seems pretty straight forward, there are rules to help make sure that you are using them correctly and with intent.
Some housekeeping: Tie clips only make sense when you are wearing a classic, long tie. Bow ties and other neck accessories do not require a tie clip.
Additionally, clipping a tie clip to your shirt without any neck accessory not only looks odd but also serves no functional purpose. The goal is to learn the rules, master the rules, then tastefully break the rules to produce your own style (should you please).

Tie Clip Rules (Location and Placement):

  1. Tie clips should be clasped between your 3rd and 4th shirt buttons
  2. Your tie clip must clasp over the front of your tie, and under your shirt placket. (Note: Clipping the front of your tie to the back of your tie has no functional purpose and makes your tie look stiff)
  3. Do not wear a tie clip that is longer than the width of the tie you're wearing
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