Wrinkled tie? With these tips you’ll bring it back in top form
Most ties are made of silk, a material which, when of high quality, is naturally less prone to wrinkles. Sometimes, however, wrinkles are unavoidable, despite all efforts for the maintenance of the accessory. Here are some tips and tricks to eliminate them quickly.
The tie is the symbol of masculine elegance, a rumpled tie, however, is not very elegant: at work and on special occasions you are at risk to leave a bad impression, even if the rest of the oufit is impeccable.
So if you take your favorite tie out of the closet and discover wrinkles, you should remove them immediately. With our advice it is quick and easy.
To get rid of wrinkles that have formed during wearing the tie, hang the accessory on a special hanger, in that way the wrinkles from knotting disappear usually automatically. Alternatively, you can also roll the tie up (but not too tight). Let the tie “rest” for a few days, then roll with a cylindrical object over it. With this little trick you should bring your silk ties back in its original condition.
The iron: For stubborn wrinkles that are caused despite all efforts and just won’t disappear, you’ll have to resort to drastical measures. However, this requires greatest care and a few precautions must be taken. First of all pay attention to low temperatures (max. 120°C for silk models, 140°C for knitted ties). Second, always place a cotton cloth between the iron and the tie. Remember to always apply very light pressure on the tie, or you don’t only eliminate the wrinkles, but also the volume of the accessory. If you are concerned that a particularly delicate tie could be ruined, try to only use a steam iron. Hang the tie up and flatten it with the steam.
Also when it comes to ties, the famous slogan “prevention is better than cure” should be remembered. Handling the tie from the beginning with care is much easier than fixing it afterwards! Therefore you should always stick to these golden rules:
- Don’t tie your tie too tight, otherwise you create permanent wrinkles.
- Never store the accessory knotted. Tie a new knot every time you wear it.
- If you are traveling and have to pack the tie in the suitcase, roll it up and put it in a corner of he suitcase or bag where it is pressed as little as possible.
If you have to travel a lot for business, consider purchasing a tie holder: With this handy storage solution, you keep your favorite models safe.