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Pin Attachments and Closures

There are a wide variety of pins on the market. They come in different shapes, sizes, color, and designs, and are often accompanied by various types of attachments and closures to provide additional functionality and security. In this article, we will explore the different types of pin attachments and closures commonly used.

Safety pin

Safety pin is one of the most common types of pin attachments. It consists of a straight pin with a loop at one end and a clasp or catch at the other end. The loop provides an easy grip for users to handle the pin, while the clasp or catch secures the pin in place once it is fastened.

Safety pins are widely used in accessories for fastening items together, such as attaching a name tag in place.They are easy to attach and remove without causing damage to the fabric, but they may not be suitable for items that require frequent adjustments.

Butterfly clutch

Butterfly clutch, also known as military clutch or military butterfly clutch, is commonly used for attaching pins to clothing, especially for badges, lapel pins, and enamel pins.

It consists of a straight pin with a clutch, which is a small, flat piece with two wings that can be folded down to secure the pin in place. To attach the pin, the wings are folded down to grip the pin, and to remove the pin, the wings are unfolded to release the pin. Butterfly clutches provide a secure hold and are less likely to accidentally open compared to safety pins, making them ideal for pins that are worn on clothing and need to stay in place.


Magnet pin is using a magnet to securely fasten two pieces of accessories together.

It typically consists of two parts: a metal piece with a magnet, and a metal piece without a magnet. When the two pieces are brought close together, the magnet attracts the non-magnetic piece, creating a secure closure. Magnet pins are often used in brooches, lapel pins, or other accessories where a removable and easy-to-use fastening method is desired.

Deluxe clutch

Deluxe clutch is a type of pin back that is used to secure a pin or brooch to clothing.

It is typically larger and more robust than a standard clutch, offering added security and stability. Deluxe clutches often have a spring-loaded mechanism that grips the pin more tightly, preventing it from accidentally coming undone. They are commonly used in higher-end or heavier jewelry pieces where a regular clutch might not provide enough holding power.

Jewelry clutch

Jewelry clutch is a small metal piece with a spring-loaded mechanism that is used to secure a pin or brooch to clothing.

They are typically small and discreet, and they provide a secure and reliable way to attach jewelry to fabric. They are commonly used in a wide range of jewelry pieces, from delicate earrings to larger brooches and pins.

Rubber clutch

Similar to the basic pin with clutch back, but instead of a metal clutch, it has a rubber or silicone back. The rubber pin back provides a more secure grip on the pin, preventing it from falling off or getting lost easily.

This type of pin attachment is commonly used in pins that are worn on delicate fabrics or materials, such as silk or lace, to prevent damage.

Stick pin

Stick pin is a type of pin attachment that consists of a long straight pin with a decorative head on one end and a stopper on the other end. The pin is inserted through the fabric or material, and the stopper is used to hold it in place. Stick pins are commonly used in lapel pins, tie pins, or hat pins, and they provide a stylish and vintage look to accessories.

Tie tack chain

Tie tack chain, also known as T-bar attachment, is a pin with a decorative head on one end and a bar or a chain on the other end. The bar or chain is attached to a clip or a clasp, which is used to fasten the pin to an item, such as a tie or a collar.

It is commonly used for men's formal wear, such as ties and dress shirts, to keep the tie in place and prevent it from moving around. Tie tack chain provide a secure hold and are designed to be discreet, making them ideal for formal occasions and professional settings.


Cufflinks are decorative fasteners used to hold together the cuffs of a dress shirt. They are typically made of metal, such as stainless steel, silver, or gold, and come in various designs, shapes, and sizes.

Cufflinks can add a touch of elegance, sophistication, and individuality to a man's attire, especially when wearing French cuff shirts that have no buttons on the cuffs.

Tie clip

Tie clips, also known as tie bars, tie pins, or tie clasps, are small accessories that are used to secure a necktie to a dress shirt. They are typically made of metal and have a clip mechanism that attaches to the front and back of the tie, holding it in place and preventing it from moving around during the day.

Tie clips are not only functional but also decorative, as they come in various designs, styles, and materials, including stainless steel, silver, gold, and other metals. They can add a polished and put-together look to a man's outfit.

Key ring

Key ring is a small accessory designed to hold keys. It typically consists of a small decorative item or charm attached to a keyring, which is a loop or ring that allows keys to be easily attached or detached.

The decorative item or charm can be customized with various designs, shapes, colors, and materials to reflect an individual's personal style, interests, or brand identity.

Keyrings are often used as promotional items, gifts, or souvenirs, and can be made from a wide range of materials such as metal, acrylic, leather, fabric, or rubber. They can feature logos, names, messages, dates, images, sketches, or other custom elements, making them a unique and functional accessory.

U shape leg

U-shape leg is a type of hardware commonly used in bag making.

It typically consists of a metal or plastic U-shaped piece with two prongs that are inserted through holes or eyelets in the bag's flap and body. The prongs are then bent or folded over to lock the clasp in place, creating a secure closure for the bag.

3M Adhesive backing

The adhesive backing is usually covered with a protective layer that can be peeled off to expose the adhesive surface.

To use pins with adhesive backing, firstly, peel off the protective layer to expose the adhesive side, then firmly press the pin onto the desired surface.

It's always recommended to follow the instructions to avoid any potential damage.


Normally, lanyard is attached to medal for easy wearing around the neck.

Custom medals with lanyard allow for customization of the medal design, material, shape, and size, as well as the lanyard color, material, and style.

They can be made from various materials, including metal, plastic, or fabric, and can be designed with specific logos, text, or artwork to reflect the unique identity or theme of the event or organization.

Custom medals with lanyards are often used for various purposes, such as in sports events, academic competitions, corporate recognition programs, military and law enforcement ceremonies, and other special occasions.

Customized chain

Customized chain is specifically designed to suit the needs of the designs.

Length can be custom-made to a specific size to suit the style of the accessory. Material can be customized to suit the buyers' preference or budget. Common materials for chains include metals such as stainless steel, brass, sterling silver, or alloy, as well as leather, fabric, or plastic.

Please refer to A Complete List of The Different Types of Necklace Chains to review the most popular chain types.

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