Clip-on tie

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Clip-on tie. Inset: Metal clip used to fasten it onto the front of a shirt

A clip-on tie is a bow tie or necktie which is permanently tied, and worn by attaching it to the front of the shirt collar by a clip. Alternately, especially in the case of bow ties, the tie may have a band around the neck fastened with a hook and eye.

Reasons for use[edit]

The following are some reasons that this style of tie may be used:[citation needed]

  • Tightly tied standard neckties may be a source of irritation and discomfort.
  • Some people either do not know how to tie, or do not feel comfortable tying, a standard necktie, and some with disabilities may not be able to.
  • Police officers and security guards often wear clip-ons as a precaution against being strangled by a pulled necktie. (With uniform, a tie clip may be used to keep the tie from "flying" in the wind.)
  • Some schools require clip-on ties as part of their uniform instead of regular ties as this keeps students from loosening them in hot weather.
  • A clip-on tie can be put on more quickly than a conventional necktie.

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