Want An Alternative To A Tie? How About An Unusual Collar Clip?

There are those who say that a button-down collar is the sign of a buttoned-down mind. The tie being similar to a noose around the neck doesn't help that either. Even a cute bolo tie doesn't change the image much. However, Dapper and Swag's Collar Clips can give you an alternative that can seem both casual and dressy at the same time. The designs can range from antlers and cow skulls to anchors and owls.

Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)

The design employs a chain swag that is somewhat reminiscent of old-fashioned pocket watches. Some of the styles, such as the octopus or the bee in bronze, lend themselves exceedingly well to steampunk style. While the photos show these clips on button-down shirts, you could always try them on regular collars. You could even layer them over a tie if you a really a martyr to fashion.

Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)

The clips attach much like a tie tack with one tack on each collar. For the ladies the clip could be changed up and have both together to create a lovely brooch, or be used as a sweater chain. The maker of these cool clips has a shop on Etsy and also has lines of tie tacks, tie bars, cardigan chains, brooches and such.

Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)

Some customization can be done, such as in the length of the chain across the collar. All you need to do is contact the designer with your request.

These clips make a great gift for just about anyone, men and women, especially those who like to employ a little weird in their dapper or on the steampunk side of their fashion. The cardigan clips even have a retro chic back to life in the '50s. 

Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)Dapper's and Swag's Collar Clips (Image via Etsy)

There is nothing like having a little unisex bling with swing to brighten up your look. Since this is all costume jewelry, Dapper and Swag's Collar Clips are also a cost effective way to do just that.

Source: Etsy