As everyone knows, neckties are expensive and we want them to last throughout their fashion cycle and beyond - they'll be back! Proper storage is important to protect the fibers from breaking and to protect the color and finish of the tie.
Ties can be hung with the suit they go with so they are easy to find each time you wear the suit. Let them rest for at least three days before you wear them again. Shift ties from time to time so wrinkles don’t occur where they touch the hanger.
Knitted or crocheted ties should be stored flat. Silk, polyester or wool ties can be rolled loosely around your hand and stored in a drawer or in a shallow covered storage box. Keep your valuable neckties out of the sunlight. It will damage the color and weaken the fabric.
When packing for a trip, fold the tie into fourths and slip it inside the pocket of the suit jacket. Or, roll the tie and use a small box tucked in the corner of your luggage to prevent wrinkling. When you arrive at your destination, hang the tie on the bathroom door before you take your shower. The steam will freshen the tie and relax any wrinkles that may have formed.
Tie Preservation Tips
To help ties last, prevention is far better than a cure in this case.
- Do not tie knots too tight .
- Always untie the tie after it has been worn.
- Treat stains promptly.
- Never iron a tie that has a stain.
- Allow ties to rest for three days between wearings.
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