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Detail Oriented: Tie Bars and Tie Pins

After checking out the detail shots for Rag and Bone’s latest Spring ’09 collection in New York, I was surprised to see that they have used a detail in their runway pieces that I have personally used in my own outfits in the past: a tie bar without the tie. It does not seem functional, and yet it shows a very keen attention to detail. For my own purposes, I don’t like to button the top button of my shirt without a tie. It’s too nerdy. But I also don’t like my shirt to spread too far apart at the chest/neck area, so I use the tie bar to bring the opposite ends of my shirt together. It adds that extra umph in these outfits.

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For good measure, they use tie pins to hold the pocket square together. Funky.

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[Photos by Don Ashby for Men.Style.com]

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 6, 2008 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, I didn’t notice these! That’s such a nice touch to an outfit, I especially like it holding the top together!

  2. emore
    Posted September 7, 2008 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    i like them putting that pin thru the tie. a very bold statement.

  3. Leigh
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Ok, hello! I LOVE Rag & Bone and have been pining over a tailcoat that they featured a couple seasons back.

    I didn’t know you had a fashion blog, Fra–, I mean Cas. ; )

    I’m 2 years away from graduating with a degree in fashion design!


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