Proper Care of 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. When you look at your necktie, you will find it severely creased and you don’t know how to take the creases out. And, you think that your necktie is ruined for good.
It is not difficult to avoid wrinkling a necktie. 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. The pull of gravity can sometimes help remove wrinkles from a neck tie. 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. If you don’t want difficult to remove wrinkles in your necktie, then don’t wear them 2 days in a row.
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. If you stretch your tie like this for a couple of days, the original shape of the tie will be restored. After unrolling the tie, hang it for a while to achieve the desired straightness before storing.
Another method of removing wrinkles on a necktie is ironing it, but this will greatly depend on the fabric used. The iron has heat settings which you must carefully adjust to the proper one. Do not burn the fabric with very high temperature. You can also use a clothing steamer to steam out the wrinkles while it is hung. It is also important to be cautious when using a steamer. Never iron and steam a tie at the same time.
You should send your silk neckties and other fabrics 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.
There is a proper way of storing that will keep your ties wrinkle-free and looking new. Many people store their ties by hanging them but this is not the best way to store one. The silk fabric can stretch if it is left hanging over a long period of time. This can distort the shape of the tie 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.