What saved the lack of a very important accessory merely a non descript, indispensible, hair clip belonging to my wife. I have always mulled over whether this little piece of metal could work as a tie bar. Today was the day that I finally put the concept into motion. When I first picked it up it was covered in the conventional black coat that most hair clips are manufactured.
Removing the black coat of paint was easy. I tried a little steel wool, which was rather unfriendly to the touch. Next I tried a mini steak knife and, applying soft strokes to the metal proved to be the trick as all the paint came off. A little polish with a cloth in the end rendered my mission complete. The concept finally brought to fruition.
That gold tie bar would've messed everything up in a major way. Especially taking into consideration that all my metals, belt buckle and ring, were in silver and stainless steel. The tie bar had no choice but to follow suit. As for keeping the tie in line and in position, this little piece of metal did just what I expected it to.
Another concept that I have been mulling for a long time is taking a money clip and having it cut into varying lengths and fashioned into tie bars. The one important lesson I have learnt about men's style is that there are those rare pieces which can be recylced and remixed.
PG: Man to man, generation to generation.