Men's Brass Tie Bars, Clips and Clasps
Tie clips serve the dual purpose of holding the tie down to keep it from flopping around and provides an additional accent to make your outfit pop. Brass is a common material for tie pins, but other materials are also available. Brass options impart their own charm to a formal outfit. As they are generally inexpensive, you have more freedom to collect several without breaking the bank.Maintenance
Brass is extremely attractive because of its subdued sheen and vintage look. Unlike other metals, however, it loses its lustre quite fast, but that is nothing a little care and polish can't fix. To care for a brass tie clip, you begin by simply wash it with soapy water and letting it dry. Apply polish sparingly because using too much coats the tie bar with too much film. This will end up transferring your body oils onto the surface every time you handle it and compromise the solvency of the metal polish, thereby reducing its effectiveness.Brass Types
There are three main ways brass is incorporated in accessories like tie bars: plated, solid and lacquered. Plated brass consists mainly of steel with thin brass plating on the exterior. Solid brass tie bars are made entirely of brass, which is actually a copper and zinc alloy. Lastly, lacquered brass has a clear coating of lacquer that protects the main brass material from tarnishing.Other Materials
Aside from lovely brass, tie bars also come in a variety of other metals which are equally attractive. Stainless steel tie bars are good options because of the variety of colours and designs. They typically range from subdued pristine bars with silver stripe accents. Moreover, copper tie bars are similarly exquisite because the malleability and the vintage appeal of the metal makes every design pop. Novelty designs like writing quills, eyeglasses frames, anchors, mustaches and more are available in copper.