Caring and Maintaining Your Neckties
After a long day at work, we take off our neckties and set it down. Putting it somewhere people can sit will soon find your necktie being sat upon. 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 accidentally wrinkled it, then there are some things that you can still do to restore it to its previous condition and these tips are given below.
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. After wearing your tie, hang it so that the fabric fibers can be straightened before storing. 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 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. 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.
Another method of removing wrinkles on a necktie is ironing it, but this will greatly depend on the fabric used. Depending on the fabric, you iron has specific setting for them. The fabric can burn with very high temperatures. 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. Ironing and steaming a tie at the same time is not good.
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.
To ensure a wrinkle-free tie which looks like new for as long as possible, store 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. 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. Do not pressure or crowd your neckties; otherwise, the neckties can warp or wrinkle.