I received this question from a reader:
Do you have guidelines on how to care for ties?
This is what I shared with them:
Ties add a splash of color and personality to your ensemble, but are often overlooked when it comes to maintenance and storage. If you spend a little time on your ties, you’ll get a better return on your neckwear investment.
- Avoid stains. A vest or a tie bar can minimize the chances your tie may end up in your meal. When a stain occurs, blot it dry immediately, then dry clean if needed.
- Untie it. Loosening the knot then lifting the whole apparatus over your head can stretch the fabric fibers. Instead, reverse the tying procedure you used in the morning.
- Hang it up. Your tie will attract fewer wrinkles if it’s on a hanger in the closet than it will on the back of a chair or on a dresser, even if it’s only there for a few hours.