Anyone wearing a tie bar post-1950 deserves instant recognition. But as with any newly discovered accessory, there are important rules that must be heeded in order to do the tie bar justice. It should be simple, not a gaudy, bedazzled piece of jewelry. Tie bars are meant for slimmer ties and should always be narrower than the width of the tie. Wear a tie bar not only as an accessory, but as a finishing touch with a purpose: it should gently affix your tie to your shirt to prevent it from flapping around –  a helpful feature as we head into the windy months. Check out Vintage stores and Flea Markets for some unusual finds.