Lessons Learned from Years with Ties
Silk Neckties and How to Care for Them
The first thing we do when we arrive home from work is to remove our neckties and set it down somewhere. Sometimes we accidentally sit on top of the tie. Your silk necktie will then be creased and now you don’t know how to straighten it back. And, you think that your necktie is ruined for good.
It is actually very easy to avoid wrinkling a tie. But if you have already done so, here are some things you can do to restore your necktie to its previous condition.
You need to hang your tie for a long period of time. The pull of gravity can remove any short term wrinkles and return you necktie to is former looks. If you want your necktie to be straightened before storing, your need to hang it. Your neckties can recover if you wear a different necktie each day of work. Never wear the same tie two days in a row since this will create wrinkles that will be difficult to remove.
If the wrinkles are not removed by hanging, you can try rolling the tie firmly within a long piece of fabric. You can use a bath towel for this. If you stretch your tie like this for a couple of days, the original shape of the tie will be restored. When the tie is unrolled, you should hang it for a while to replace the desired straightness before storing.
You can also carefully iron the tie to remove wrinkles but this depends on the fabric. The iron has heat settings which you must carefully adjust to the proper one. If your iron is too hot, the fabric can burn. You can also use a clothing steamer to steam out the wrinkles while it is hung. Caution should also be used when using steamer. Do not do both ironing and steaming on a tie.
For the best clean for your neckties, bring it to a dry cleaner for cleaning. Washing a tie in the laundry will create wrinkles and can totally ruin the tie’s shape and permanently damage the colors too.
A wrinkle free and brand new look to your tie can be achieved by storing your ties properly. Many think that hanging is the best way to store a tie. The silk fabric can stretch if it is left hanging over a long period of time. The tie body will have waves which distorts its shape. Starting from the narrow end, loosely roll the tie to the wide end and lay it on its side, then store it in a separate drawer with other ties; this is how to store a necktie properly. If there is pressure or crowding, the tie can warp or wrinkle.
If you want to learn more about proper care for your silk neckties, then go to a website dedicated to neckties where you can find more info. There is more to learn about this product from this website.