Michael Macko, Details Fashion Director, has some thoughts on the Tie Bar. As many fashion insiders have noted, rumors of the necktie’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. “Ties are absolutely not dead to the fashionable younger guy, who doesn’t have to wear one,” says tie designer Alexander Olch. Men in their twenties and thirties don’t need to wear a knot with wing tips and a suit for meetings—they choose to put one on, more likely with jeans and a cardigan.

One key component to this casual necktie look is the tie bar. Before its 21st-century renaissance, the accessory-to-the-accessory found fans among the likes of Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra. And while this add-on is hardly new to the modern stylish guy, cool designers like Thom Browne and Dolce & Gabbana are now retrofitting it to go with the super-skinny ties that were still all over the fall runways (another death prematurely reported). AMC’s, critically acclaimed television show, Made Men, no doubt has had some affect on this as well. For more ‘analysis’ on the the tie bar click here.

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