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Skinny Ties

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Yesterday I found a tie that I like at my local Salvation Army, and although I wasn't sure if it was too skinny or not, at $0.25 it was worth the investment. So I got home, tried it on with a dress shirt and slacks, and indeed it is just a little too thin for my tastes (and my wife's as well). So is there any way to fatten it up? Can I take out the stiching in the back, pull out the fabric a bit, and try to steam/crease it at its new position? Or should this be left to a professional? Or should it not be done at all? Thanks.
post #2 of 6
Dont be a fool... Edit your post to erase the origins of the tie and sell it to forum Member Kent Wang for 50 dollars.
post #3 of 6
Why don't we swap? I'll give you my fat ties and you give me your skinny ones. Previous threads have concluded that reshaping a tie is cost-prohibitive and you might as well buy a new tie. Tiecrafters will do it for $14 plus shipping. http://tiecrafters.com/alterations.html
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I had Tiecrafters widen some of my 80's Hermes ties and the results were great.
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tgfny. How exactly did Tiecrafters widen your tie? Did they open it up and then sew a matching piece of silk on and then sew it back together? And how much did they charge you? Thank you,
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Previous threads have concluded that reshaping a tie is cost-prohibitive and you might as well buy a new tie. Tiecrafters will do it for $14 plus shipping. http://tiecrafters.com/alterations.html
$14 + 25 cents + domestic shipping both ways = under 30 bucks still a bargain if it is a good quality tie that he really likes...
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