Caring and Maintaining Your Neckties
The first thing we do when we arrive home from work is to remove our neckties and set it down somewhere. If we put it on a chair, we can accidentally sit on it. Your silk necktie will then be creased and now you don’t know how to straighten it back. You might ask if the tie is ruined for good?
It is actually very easy to avoid wrinkling a tie. Here are some tips that can help restore a wrinkles necktie.
The first thing you can do is to hang your tie for many hours. Your necktie can be brought back to its former looks with a simple pull of gravity. Hang your tie after wearing it so that the fabric fibers can be straightened before storing the tie. If you want your necktie to recover, wear a different necktie each day of the week. Never wear neckties on consecutive days since this will give it wrinkles that are difficult to remove.
If after days of hanging the wrinkles are not gone, then another method you can try is rolling the tie firmly with a long piece of fabric. You can use a bath towel for this. The original shape of the tie would be restored if it is kept rolled for a couple of days. After unrolling the tie, hang it for a while to achieve the desired straightness before storing.
You can also carefully iron the tie to remove wrinkles but this depends on the fabric. Depending on the fabric, you iron has specific setting for them. If your iron is too hot, the fabric can burn. Hang the tie and steam it with a clothing steamer to steam out the wrinkles. It is also important to be cautious when using a steamer. Ironing and steaming a tie at the same time is not good.
It is best to use dry cleaning services to have your silk necktie and other fabrics cleaned. 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. However, hanging a silk tie in the closet can stretch the fabric over time. Its shape will be distorted or create waves in the body of the tie. If you want to store your ties properly, then loosely roll them from the narrow end to the wide end, lay it on its side, and put them in a separate drawer with other ties. Do not pressure or crowd your neckties; otherwise, the neckties can warp or wrinkle.