Neckties Through the Ages | From Brooches to Pins
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
From Brooches to Pins
by David Johnson
Ties today are commonly worn without clasps, pins, or tacks. That was not always the case, however. In the 17th century, ties were held in place by brooches made with precious stones. Stick pins were de rigeur from the 17th through the 19th centuries. In the early half of the 20th century, tie pins and clips became more popular.