Tie bars can come in many different styles, although all share a basic, elongated shape. As long as they are wide enough to cover around half of the tie – it is most fashionable to wear it this way, rather than completely covering the tie’s entire length – and securely slides under the shirt, then it can fit any possible design.
However, a tie clip is best worn as part of your wider suit accessories. It is best to have your tie clip, cufflinks
and any other accessories.This will create an accenting colour across your suit, creating a distinguished, complete look.
You should also remember that a tie clips primary purpose is to keep the tie in place, preventing it from freely moving. As such, tie clips are best worn with two piece suits. For three piece suits, the waistcoat fulfils this purpose and the clip becomes a redundant statement.
By this same logic, a tie clip can also be used as a subtle way to add impact to an outfit that has a shirt, yet lacks a complete suit. This can make them useful for work functions, where you wish to make a statement without the full complexity of formal attire.