Featuring the distinctive silver bar that has been the insignia for First Lieutenants in the U.S. Army since 1872, our 1LT tie tack or clasp is also suitable for First Lieutenants in the Air Force. Our customers serving in the Army may wish to add a black four-in-hand tie to their order by visiting this page, while Air Force officers can pick up a blue herringbone twill ties in the Air Force Neckwear section of our online store.

For many O-2 officers, the tie tack or clasp is the final touch necessary to round out their dress-uniform wardrobe. But while they share a common insignia on a common accessory, they also need to refer to their service’s uniform regulations for guidance on how this accessory is to be worn.
  • First Lieutenants in the Air Force center the clasp or tack between the bottom of the knot and the bottom of the tie. Long ties in the Air Force are to manufactured of blue polyester or silk in a herringbone twill weave.
  • Army uniform rules state only that tie tacks or clasps are authorized for wear with the four-in-hand tie provided they are "conservative."
  • In the Army, long ties are worn with the Army Service Uniform and two variants of the Class B Army Service Uniform (long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts).
  • Air Force uniforms with long ties include the Service Dress and the Men’s Semi-Formal Dress; they’re also worn with the long- and short-sleeved blue shirt.

About us

As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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