Historically, the collar pin first surfaced in the beginning of the 20th century. The turndown collar was still in its infancy and, unlike today, was very strongly starched and hard. Silk collars however, were simply too delicate for the starch and so the idea was to connect the collar with a pin in order to give it a better shape and a neat look. The slightly elevated placement of the collar bar, helps push the tie knot upward creating a more formal, distinguished and sophisticated look. Confirm your formality with the collar bar, revisiting an age old tradition.