The practical purpose for wearing a tie clip is to keep your tie neatly in place by clipping it to your shirt placket. After all, you don't want your tie flying up and smacking you (or, even worse, the person next to you) in the face on a breezy day. A tie bar can make a cool fashion statement, and it's a great excuse to have a little fun and show some personality. At Nordstrom, you'll find a variety of colors and styles to pick from. Shiny or matte metal in gold or silver is an always classic choice; you can even get a custom one personalized or engraved with your name or initials. We also carry some unique tie clips featuring rainbow stripes, superhero logos, sports team emblems and Star Wars icons.