Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Beppe’s Safety-Pin Tie Clasp

When I showed Beppe’s safety-pin tie clasp in two separate looks before it was always with a knit tie. Several people asked if it could be done only with a knit tie – well, I found another photo I hadn’t published and he is wearing his safety-pin with a wool (cashmere?) tie.

p.s. I bought a safety-pin tie clasp like this at Ralph Lauren for $10 – I also saw a silver version in Paris for $149 Euros.


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  1. Lit

    November 14, 2006 at 8:44 am

    Isn’t the $ sign only supposed to denote a dollar and therefore you cannot put it before citing Euros? It just looks odd. Sorry for being pedantic Sart.

  2. UpperWestSideGuy

    November 14, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Sart, which Ralph Lauren did you find this at for $10? The Ralph Lauren on madison ave in the 70′s?
    Do you know of any other tie bars from good fashion houses? Mont Blanc makes some nice ones…as does Burberry but perhaps you know something I dont (and you usually do)

  3. positively the same dame

    November 14, 2006 at 11:01 am

    oh, the dashing beppe! i am so in love with him and his safety pin.

  4. Anonymous

    November 14, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve never been keen on tie clips; just let ‘em flop, quoth I, but if you want one, no better way to do it that with a safety-pin rather than shelling out mega-big bucks for posh bling.

    Kudos to Beppe for (almost) making me want to go buy a really big safety pin & copy his suave look.

  5. Anonymous

    November 14, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    I purchased one of these silver “pins” at the RL store in Washington, DC last Fall. Saw it on a couple of mannequins; there, they used it underneath the tie knot, straight through the collar. I don’t know if that was right or not, but I tried it at work once and a couple of folks commented positively. It’s stored in a matchbox in my cufflinks box. Now I need shirts with holes pre-stitched into the collar.

  6. Anonymous

    November 14, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Dear Lit,

    € this is the symbol for euros. But perhaps sart already made the conversion to dollars…

    I think that’s a very good present for male friends! i’m going to ralf lauren tomorrow. I hope they have them in spain.

  7. Anonymous

    November 14, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    safety pin? i don’t think so

  8. verdiales

    November 14, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Safety pin, hell. I like the whole look. Perhaps Beppe had the good sense too that a pocket square would have been sharply pedantic in this case. On the other hand, a sufficiently soft hat might have worked. We should leave these things to the master.

    Two previous Beppe posts:

    Beppe Due
    Beppe Modenese

    Ecce uomo, one might say.

  9. kiarella

    November 14, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    Beppe, Beppe always a trend setter

  10. J. M.

    November 14, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    i prefer a safety pin as a collar pin, it would certainly ruin silk tie as a tie bar.

  11. Anonymous

    November 16, 2006 at 3:58 am

    I work at Rugby Ralph Lauren in Chicago, we too have mannequins with pins, again, attaching sides of the collar to make the tie knot ‘pop.’ though i have been told they are just ‘industrial safety pins,’ i have noticed a major difference: the clasp is obviously changed to make it sartorially friendly. I have never thought of using it for a tie bar…maybe ill sport it to work tomorrow.

  12. pete

    November 19, 2006 at 9:20 am

    I can’t find any tie pins here at all, it’s such a pain, the guys in the apparently best shop in the city looked at me liked I’d asked for WMD not an accessory.

    Is there anyway of getting the Ralph Lauren online does anyone know?

  13. concupiscence

    November 26, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Mr Modenese has a way with colours, textures and patterns… But most of all, yeah, he rocks those hues. Love is too humble a word sometimes.

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