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Tie Care

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nizzer, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Its better for your tie. Less stress on the fibers. You can see the stress on the tie yourself, try it on something cheap.

    If you do this long enough, you'll eventually snap the thread of the spine. Almost every broken spine is because of this.
     
  2. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Well-Known Member

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    ....... I do have a number of ties that are unlined and hand ticked at the tip, one in fact is yours...... ......... one of our fukking cats decided to have fun with one of my Canali's and left it looking like a poor man's grenadine. Since then I keep them in a barrister bookcase in my office. Ya, I have a good 200 or so ties. I cant help it.
    Good to hear that you have one of our ties - so now I have vested interest in keeping your collection in perfect shape. Lets see - we've talked at great length about rolling and others have talked about unfolding at the end of the day as well as the tragedy of stains. What's left? What about proper care for wool ties? We have been lucky - knock on silk - but maybe they don't have wool eating moths in Thailand? They do have man eating tigers here but the tigers eat people with or without ties so it may be straying a bit far off our subject.
     
  3. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear that you have one of our ties - so now I have vested interest in keeping your collection in perfect shape.

    Lets see - we've talked at great length about rolling and others have talked about unfolding at the end of the day as well as the tragedy of stains.

    What's left?

    What about proper care for wool ties?

    We have been lucky - knock on silk - but maybe they don't have wool eating moths in Thailand? They do have man eating tigers here but the tigers eat people with or without ties so it may be straying a bit far off our subject.



    This is what I do... happy to hear your thoughts.

    I dont segregate the wool/cashmere/mixes. I've got about 16 - 20 total. I intermix them with the silks, somehow I've convinced myself it reduces the risk of moths.

    I've read an occasional dry cleaning is the only real way to prevent damage, but I've got my ties in a sealed set of barrister bookcases so once a year I open a can of moth balls in there and leave it for a week or 2. Never seen a moth hole.
     
  4. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Well-Known Member

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    This is what I do... happy to hear your thoughts. I dont segregate the wool/cashmere/mixes. I've got about 16 - 20 total. I intermix them with the silks, somehow I've convinced myself it reduces the risk of moths. I've read an occasional dry cleaning is the only real way to prevent damage, but I've got my ties in a sealed set of barrister bookcases so once a year I open a can of moth balls in there and leave it for a week or 2. Never seen a moth hole.
    Sounds good. Probably the key is keeping the ties and storage area clean. We do have 50 meter rolls of wool that we use to cut our necktie interlinings from and we have never had a problem. After we open the rolls to cut interlinings we always seal the rolls of wool with plastic. When I stop to think about almost all luxury ties are partially wool - which is what the interlining is made from.
     
  5. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Well-Known Member

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    I am going to Necro Postthis thread just to try andkeepsome things neat and tidy as opposed to starting a new thread. If i don't get an answer,I will go that route.

    I had two ties in a suitcase that D...a Airlines decided to drop in a puddle long enough to get the insides good and truly wet, ties include. I have laid the ties out flat for a while to let them air dry, but I have noticed they are wrinkling quite a bit where they were wet. These are E.G. Capeli Grenadine ties. Should i just hang them back up and pretend that nothing happened? or is there some other step i should take to make sure the ties survive this ordeal?
     

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