Tie Chain Religious Hanging Enamel Cross Gold Link Chain. Comes in a nice velveteen gift box. Tie Chains are similar to tie clips in the sense that they keep your tie close to your body so that it wouldn't be flailing around everywhere. The reason some prefer tie chains is because unlike the tie clip, it doesn't leave dents and creases on your tie. The way to use is is simple. Use the arched metal piece to hook onto a button midway down your shirt underneath the tie. Then, pull the tie through the chain.