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. This will add a solid crease that will seem to never come out. And, you think that your necktie is ruined for good.
Avoiding wrinkling your neckties is not as hard as you think. 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.
You need to hang your tie for a long period of time. Your necktie can be brought back to its former looks with a simple pull of gravity. After wearing your tie, hang it so that the fabric fibers can be straightened before storing. You should wear a different necktie each day of the week so your neckties will recover. Never wear the same tie two days in a row since this will create wrinkles that will be difficult to remove.
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. If you stretch your tie like this for a couple of days, the original shape of the tie will be restored. 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. If your iron is too hot, the fabric can burn. You can also use a clothing steamer to steam out the wrinkles while it is hung. Caution should also be used when using 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. 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 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. 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. Your ties can warp of wrinkle if there is pressure or crowding in the drawer.