A Detailed, Unbiased Review of The Skinny Tie Clip – Pros, Cons and My Recommendation
Most people agree that fit is the most important element of style. Your clothes should flatter your body type. If they're too loose, you'll look young and sloppy. If they're too tight, you'll look and feel uncomfortable.
On the other hand, if your clothes fit properly, you will be comfortable and confident.
This goes for accessories too, but instead of fit it's about proportion. When buying ties, watches, cuff links and belts – you should choose those that are proportionate to your body. One accessory that is often overlooked and underrated is the tie bar.
For those of us who wear neck ties, tie bars/clips add a subtle touch of personality and class to our outfit. Problem is, many tie bars are made for traditional (wide) ties. You end up with something like this:
L.A. based company SKINNY makes tie clips for skinny ties. While I don't advocate wearing skinny ties, most shorter men – especially those on the thinner side – look great in slim ties (2.5-3″ wide). The Skinny Tie Clip works great for slim ties:
I also like the circular design. It's different than the normal silver or gold tie bars people are used to, and I think it sets you apart in a good way.
Here's what I don't like about SKINNY Tie Clips:
- They sent me the wrong one. I requested the Alexander the Great tie clip because at 5'7″ he was one of the biggest badasses ever to live. I ended up with the lightning bolt you see above. Not nearly as cool, in my opinion.
- They're expensive. The cheapest tie clip they offer is $47 with shipping. For many men, my self included, this is too much for a small accessory.
Don't get me wrong. These little clips are well made. They're strong and definitely won't break on you, but still. You could find tie bars that fit slim ties starting at $15 from The Tie Bar.
I want to hear what you think about these Skinny Tie Clips. Would you wear one? How much would you pay for it? Leave a comment below!