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The Advantage of Plastic Fittings for School Clip on Ties

Close up of plastic tie fitting on blue tie

Clip on ties are perfect for schools, as they allow students to look professional and smart, whilst being safe and easy to wear. Clip on ties are getting more popular, and according to a survey by Schoolwear Association, 10 schools a week in the UK are switching to clip-on ties. Here’s why… 

What is a clip on tie? 

Clip on ties are a necktie which are permanently tied, and is worn by attaching it to the front of a shirt collar by a plastic clip. Although they look like traditional ties, they are easier to wear – especially for young children. 

Stripe tie with plastic clip on fitting

What are the advantages of clip on ties?

Clip on ties are great for ease, as well as allowing young children to wear them. It also allows children with disabilities to still wear a tie if they are incapable of tying a tie, ensuring that they feel included along with their classmates. 

Here are some other advantages of clip ties: 

  • Less likely to cause irritation, unlike traditional ties 
  • Clips keep students from loosening ties in warm weather 
  • Allows all students to have the same length tie, which means they look smarter 
  • Can be put on more quickly than a traditional tie 
  • Can be safer as they are less likely to be pulled off 

Man attaching clip on tie to his white shirt collar

We provide high quality clip on ties for schools in a variety of designs, which we can use with your Schools crest or design from scratch. 

We also do standard ties, clip on ties, velcro ties or elasticated ties – contact us now to get a quote for your bespoke school ties.  


A Guide on How to Tie a Tie for Father’s Day Celebrations

Man tying blue stripe tie

With Father’s day approaching, you may have a big family plans or a nice meal to treat your dad. Getting suited and booted for this occasion may involve you wearing a tie – but do you know the best way to tie a tie? Here are our top 3 tie tips.  

How to Tie a Simple Knot

This is the most popular way to wear a tie.

  1. Drape tie around your neck, with the wide end extending 12 inches below the narrow end
  2. Cross the wide end over the narrow end, then turn the wide end back underneath the narrow
  3. Continue wrapping the wide end around the narrow by bringing it across the front
  4. Pull the wide end up and through the back of the loop
  5. Hold the front of the knot with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the knot
  6. Tighten the knot carefully by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up

Simple purple knot tie with blue shirt

How to Tie a Found in Hand Tie

This is a popular tie for beginners, and is one of the oldest ways to tie a tie.

  1. Drape the tie around your neck and the seam facing inward and the wide end on your left. This should be 2-3 inches lower than your desired finishing position
  2. Bring the wide end across the front of the narrow end, and then pass it back behind the narrow end
  3. Pass the wide end across the front of the knot
  4. Pass the wide end behind the know, and then back across the front
  5. Put a finger under this third horizontal loop
  6. Bring the tip of the wide end underneath the lop and feed it up behind the knot, and down over the front of the knot and through the third loop
  7. Pull the wide end through the horizontal loop
  8. Adjust the tie by pulling gently on the narrow end and loop around your collar

How to tie a tie graphic instructions

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Feeling a bit fancy? Why not wear a bow tie

  1. Start with the bow tie around your neck, ensuring seams are facing down and the right side is longer than the left
  2. Place the right end over the left, making an X shape
  3. Loop the longer end behind the X to create a simple knot. Pull tight and leave the longer end resting on your shoulder
  4. Place your index finger on the widest part of the curve of the shorter end, fold it to create a bow shape.
  5. Place the folded tip across your collar, with shorter end close to your neck
  6. Holding the bow with your forefinger and bring the longer end straight down over the shorter end in the middle of the bow
  7. Fold the longer end back towards your chest, pinch and fold and double the tip over to make a wing
  8. Tuck the folder tip of the longer end behind the folded tip of the shorter end and pass it up behind the knot
  9. With wings in place, tug the loops behind them to tighten the vertical front knot
  10. Hold the front down with one finger, and ensure wings are symmetrical

Navy and black bow ties

We supply a wide range of ties for many occasions, such as club ties, association ties and corporate ties. Get in touch today to find out how we can bring your ideas to life with high quality ties.


Black Tie Events – How to Wear Ties and Cufflinks

Man putting on cufflinks for black tie event

With Christmas approaching, there will be an influx of Black Tie events, whether that be a Christmas Works Party, Client Meetings or Dinners.

How to Wear Cufflinks

Cufflinks are a great way to finish your look and add style to your wardrobe. To fasten a cuff, the holes on both sides are lined up, and cufflink inserted all the way through so that the link is set in its closed position. The decorative part of the cufflink should outside when the arm is at your side. On the backside of the cuff, flip the bar to hold it in place.

How to Wear a Tie Pin

Tie pins are a great way to ensure your tie stays straight and looks professional. There are a variety of styles that you can buy, each for different occasions. Always ensure that your tie pin fits in between the third and fourth button of your shirt. Also ensure that it does not go over the width of the tie, ideally finishing in the middle of the tie.

How to Wear a Pocket Square

Pocket squares are a great way to add some personality to your suit. These should compliment your shirt and tie – but never match them exactly. These should be worn in your suit pocket, never your shirt pocket.

There are a variety of ways to wear your pocket square, here are a few:

  • Square or Straight: This is the most popular and easiest way to wear a pocket square. This is also a very professional addition to your work suit, giving you an air of elegance. Simply fold in half, and bring the bottom upwards, in thirds horizontally.
  • One Corner/Tip: This suits any type of dress code and is great for all occasions. Simply fold in half in a diamond shape, then bring each corner inwards, and the bottom towards the top.
  • Two Tip/Peak: This is a more unique way to wear a pocket square, and is great with patterned fabrics. Follow the ‘One Corner’ instructions, but bring the points slightly to the side – making a peak.
  • Puff: This is a great way to convey a relaxed approach, and works well with silk or wool. Simply pinch the middle of the fabric, and gracefully gather up the bottom of the pocket square.


Adding extras to your outfit is a great way to express your style, whilst staying professional and elegant. What’s more, customised cufflinks and pocket squares for your company or association are effective and show off your brand in a stylish way. We make and supply tie slides, cufflinks and pocket squares which are perfect for any occasion, and if you order now you can get in time for your Christmas celebrations.