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« on: April 22, 2006 01:45:39 PM »

A friend of mine tipped me off to this great little item--a piece of fabric that holds a tie in place.  It serves the same purpose as a tie bar or tie tack, but it's completely hidden.  You can see a pic of one that sells for $9.95/pair here:
http://www.wildties.com/ties/WS223852.html

They call it a tie stay, my friend says his was called a tie buddy.

It's basically a strip of fabric with interfacing, finished on all sides, with two button holes.  Apparently men's buttonholes on dress shirts are all spaced the same distance.  Who knew?

So the strip of fabric buttons to one button, slides thru the label of the tie, then buttons again to keep the tie in place.  My friend says he just has to have his all the time (job in sales and requires ties) so he asked if I could make him a couple more.

So far, I have purchased a few men's dress shirts at thrift stores, cut off the buttonhole placket, and serged off sets of 2 buttonholes.  That's the easiest way.  If you don't have a serger, you can use a close zig zag stitch.  The rest of the shirt I can use to make more because the fabric will be good.  I got blue, cream, and white.  I plan to find yellow and pink shirts as well.

Hope this helps someone looking for a man's gift idea.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007 12:38:46 PM »

OMG.  That is one of the most insanely easy, insanely useful things I have ever seen.  I am speechless and looking for an old button-up shirt right now, lol!
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