The Lapel Chain – the ultimate Luxury Men’s Accessory for the Gentleman with flare.

TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chains


The Lapel Chain has a very interesting history as an accessory.

Lapel Chains were worn by Gentleman to hold their pocket watches.  Men originally carried their pocket watches in their waistcoat pockets with a chain attached to the button hole.  In the mid-19th Century as the trend for men wearing waistcoats came to an end they simply carried their pocket watches in the breast pocket of their blazer or jacket with a chain attached to the lapel button hole – this is how Lapel Chain was born.  The Lapel Chain was a common accessory of British Military Officers in the Great War.

TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chain Blue

In today’s world pocket watches are rarity so where the watch would have been attached on the Lapel Chain now sits a charm, which simply weighs the chain down in the wearer’s breast pocket.  The charm at the other end of the chain sits in the lapel button hole.

We launched the TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chain Collection to a great reception in beautiful Florence at Pitti Uomo in June 2019 – the biggest  International Menswear Show.

TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chain Fox

All TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chains have been proudly designed and manufactured by us in-house in our Birmingham, England factory.

The charms on each TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chain are die-struck, hand-enamelled and hand-finished.

To view our Lapel Chain collection click on the link below:


TYLER & TYLER Lapel Chain Blue on Jacket