Tie Pin Purpose

Some accessories give more personality and style, and others have a real purpose for their existence.  A tie pin has a real purpose, even though you wouldn’t believe it. A tie pin helps to keep the tie in place, so it hangs straight. The tie pin had a long process before it began to be popular. There is a simple reason for this, and the reason is the three-piece suit.


With a three-piece suit the waistcoat held the tie in place, but with more and more men only wearing a blazer and pants, the tie pin began its rise in popularity. It became more and more common during the 1920’s to use a tie pin. 


Tie Pin

Tie Pin Placement?

Like tie knots and which button you can use on a blazer, there are certain rules for using a tie pin. You can choose to obey or not, but they are always good to keep in mind. The most important regarding tie pins are the length and placement.


The tie pin cannot be longer than the width of your tie and the ideal length for the tie pin is 70-80 % of the ties width. This requires a selection of tie pins if you have a variety of ties with different widths.  


The placement of the tie pin is also important. Not only for it to look good, but also for the tie pin to keep its main function. A good way to remember where to place your tie pin is to put it between the third and fourth button on your shirt.


This is neither too high nor low. And most important of all you have to remember to clip the tie pin to both the tie and the shirt, otherwise the tie pin loses its function completely allowing the tie to hang loose.