I noticed it instantly a few years ago when I began watching the show White Collar. Main character Neal Caffrey (played by Matt Bomer) had such a distinctive personal style – fedora, narrow tie, and natty tie bar. Of course, the wardrobe was largely part of the storyline, but I quickly began to detect some “tie bar carryover” onto red carpet events, celebrity snaps, and even magazine spreads!
And, the trend shows no signs of slowing down. From Matthew McConaughey’s GQ cover (November 2014) in a denim shirt juxtaposed with tie and tie bar, to dreamy film star Arjun Kapoor’s high fashion shoot (GQ January 2015), to NBA sensation Kevin Love’s GQ cover (complete with basketball) in March 2015, the tie bar is a look that can easily be adopted by any man.
And, as the “official dresser” for my sometimes fashion-challenged husband, it’s one I’ve embraced enthusiastically. In fact, not too long ago, I stole into his closet with a ruler and measured all of his ties, quietly jettisoning anything vulgarly wider than 2 ¼ inches!
Of course, even if the tie is the proper width, the tie bar is the detail that makes all of the difference. And, I recently discovered one that your guy will love. Simple and elegant, designer Mark Ross has created the only tie bar he’ll ever need.
The sophisticated and sleek design in contemporary brushed aluminum projects quiet confidence. No need for fancy designs, embellishments, or (gasp!) gemstones. The Mark Ross tie bar turns any tie into a “power tie.” It’s also sturdy and well-constructed with a premium pinch clasp that will stand the test of time.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, this would make an excellent gift for dads. It’s even beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving!
But, best of all is the price. Regularly $19.99, the Mark Ross tie bar is now on sale for only $13.89. Available at Mark Ross.
Now, if I could just convince my husband to try a fedora…
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a sample of the Mark Ross tie bar in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.