Silk Neckties and How to Care for Them
After a long day at work, we take off our neckties and set it down. Sometimes we accidentally sit on top of the tie. This will add a solid crease that will seem to never come out. You might think that there is no way to put it back to its former shape.
Avoiding wrinkling your neckties is not as hard as you think. But if you have already done so, here are some things you can do to restore your necktie to its previous condition.
The first thing you can do is to hang your tie for many hours. The pull of gravity can remove any short term wrinkles and return you necktie to is former looks. 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 the same tie two days in a row since this will create wrinkles that will be difficult to remove.
You can roll the tie firmly within a long piece of fabric if you cannot remove wrinkles. You can roll your necktie within a bath towel. Leaving the tie rolled for a few days can help restore its original shape. When the tie is unrolled, you should hang it for a while to replace 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. Use the proper heat setting on the iron. Do not burn the fabric with very high temperature. A clothing steamer can be used to steam out the wrinkles as the tie is hung. It is also important to be cautious when using a steamer. Do not do both ironing and steaming on a tie.
It is best to use dry cleaning services to have your silk necktie and other fabrics cleaned. Your tie will have more wrinkles, with a ruined shape and damaged colors if you wash it in the laundry.
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. Over time, if you hang a silk tie in the closet, it can stretch the fabric. The tie body will have waves which distorts its shape. The best way to store a tie is to loosely roll it from the narrow end to the wide end and lay it on its side in a separate drawer with other ties. Your ties can warp of wrinkle if there is pressure or crowding in the drawer.
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