I've never considered this. But is there and estimated longevity to ties? How many wears you would expect to get out of them?
Actually noted today my cashmere 7 fold I got a few months ago is starting to malt and lose its shape a little at the ends. I have been wearing it a lot though (only have 5 on rotation atm). It is my first non silk and my first 7 fold so I have no idea if its normal or if in doing something wrong in terms of tying or storage (I roll and store on shelf by the door as soon as a get home)
I have ties that I've worn once a week for the last 3 years. That's about a 150 wears. This Vanda tie cost me $155, so that's about $1 per wear, and counting. It's a woven silk (not printed). I can see signs of wear, but not tear. I think another 3 years isn't going to be a problem at all.