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Men's Tie Clips

A tie clip, or tie bar, is a subtle way to ensure a gentleman’s tie is secure, but it has also offered an opportunity for the fashionable figure to flash a bit of flare for more than a century. The history of the tie clip begins in the early tradition of the tie pin, used since the 17th century to secure a man’s neck wrap or cravat.

As the necktie evolved from that tradition in the mid-19th century, the tie clip emerged. By the 1870s, the popularity of the tie clip was on the rise, and by the early years of the 20th century every fashionable gentleman was sporting a tie clip as part of his outfit. They were celebrated not only because they secured one’s tie, but also because they did so without damaging the dress shirt nor the tie itself.

While the celebrity of the tie clip dipped precipitously in the mid- to late 20th century, these handsome accessories are on the rise again, enjoyed by those who love both history and effective dress.


Quick Facts

  • The average tie clip measures around two and half inches in length
  • Famed dancer and film start Fred Astaire can be seen wearing a tie clip in many of his filmed dance sequences from the 1930s to 1950s
  • During the peak years of tie clips, many companies gave their male employees versions bearing the corporate logo as a gift. Past United States presidents have also been known to add their engraved signature to their clip

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14K Gold Tiffany & Co. Retro Sapphire Tie Tack Pin
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14K Gold Tiffany & Co. Retro Sapphire Tie Tack Pin
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Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Vintage 10K Gold Silver Mens Cufflinks Tie Clasp Set
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Vintage 10K Gold Silver Mens Cufflinks Tie Clasp Set
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$50 Bids
Vintage 10K Gold Silver Mens Cufflinks Tie Clasp Set
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 10K Gold Silver Mens Cufflinks Tie Clasp Set
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$50 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD STRIPPED TIE BAR OR MONEY CLIP 7.4 Gr.
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD STRIPPED TIE BAR OR MONEY CLIP 7.4 Gr.
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Est: $509- $660
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Erte "White Tie" Serigraph In Colours
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
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VINTAGE ESTATE ROSEWOOD BOLO TIE W/ STONES
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Est: $80- $150
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14K Yellow Gold & Pearl Tennis Racket Tie Tack Pin
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14K Yellow Gold & Pearl Tennis Racket Tie Tack Pin
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Est: $200- $400
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Krawattennadel, GG 750, Saphir-Cabochon, 5 cm lang, 12 g
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
Krawattennadel, GG 750, Saphir-Cabochon, 5 cm lang, 12 g
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Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
Krawattennadel, WG 585, Zuchtperle ø ca. 8 mm, 3 Brillanten zus. ca. 0.15 ct., 2 g
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
Krawattennadel, WG 585, Zuchtperle ø ca. 8 mm, 3 Brillanten zus. ca. 0.15 ct., 2 g
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Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
ENSEMBLE DE 9 EPINGLES DE CRAVATE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
ENSEMBLE DE 9 EPINGLES DE CRAVATE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €600- €800
€6000 Bids
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE TREFLE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
EPINGLE DE CRAVATE TREFLE
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Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Beautiful 14K Gold Custom Cups and Balls Cuff Links with Tie Pin/Tack
Nov 02, 5:00 PM MST
Beautiful 14K Gold Custom Cups and Balls Cuff Links with Tie Pin/Tack
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$5000 Bids
BREGUET
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
BREGUET
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€2000 Bids
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$8000 Bids
Tie bar with plant motif in the center in 18K yell…
Oct 28, 5:00 PM CEST
Tie bar with plant motif in the center in 18K yell…
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Est: €100- €150
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18 kt gold tiepin with diamond
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
18 kt gold tiepin with diamond
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Est: €120- €480
€1200 Bids
A collection of eleven ties,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A collection of eleven ties,
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Est: £60- £80
£400 Bids
F. Houdon Bronze Bust Of Boy With Tophat & Bow Tie
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
F. Houdon Bronze Bust Of Boy With Tophat & Bow Tie
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Est: $150- $300
$250 Bids
A first third of 20th century gold and diamonds tie pin
Oct 27, 4:00 PM CEST
A first third of 20th century gold and diamonds tie pin
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Est: €0- €0
€900 Bids
An 18k. gold, diamonds and a sapphire tie pin
Oct 27, 4:00 PM CEST
An 18k. gold, diamonds and a sapphire tie pin
by Sala de Ventas
Est: €0- €0
€1800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Tie Clips


Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo

DuMouchelles

DuMouchelles

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction