How to Iron a Tie

How to Iron a Tie

I received this question from a reader:

Can I iron my tie? It seems to have permanent wrinkles, but I don’t want to take it to the cleaners.

This is what I shared with them:

You can certainly use an iron to remove wrinkles and restore a fresh look to your ties—but not by pressing them. Here’s how:

  1. Turn the iron on high and select the steam setting.
  2. Hold the iron about one inch over the tie and let the steam sink into the tie.
  3. Move the iron back and forth slowly above the tie’s surface.

This will release wrinkles without damaging the delicate fabric of your tie.

J Kent Erickson
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