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Alternatives to tiecrafters?

p.o.t.u.s

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Does anyone have any a recommendation on an alternative to tiecrafters? Ideally, a recrafter/cleaner in the San Francisco Bay Area would be ideal.

Thanks!
 

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TieCrafters is great, but it's not as though they have some super secret process or unnatural ability. My advice would be to go to a very good local cleaners and ask them to tell you about their silk tie cleaning process. If they understand the risks and problems, yet are confident of their ability, give them a shot. If not, or if you have a tie that needs serious cleaning or repair, resort back to sending it to Tiecrafters. Just my opinion.
 

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Originally Posted by p.o.t.u.s
Does anyone have any a recommendation on an alternative to tiecrafters? Ideally, a recrafter/cleaner in the San Francisco Bay Area would be ideal.

Thanks!


Why wouldn't you mail it to them?
 

Eustace Tilley

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Originally Posted by taxgenius69
Why wouldn't you mail it to them?

+1. I have done this 3-4 times with satisfactory results.
 

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Originally Posted by taxgenius69
Why wouldn't you mail it to them?
+2

I just sent three ties to them this week. A talented local tailor can do some of the things they do, like shortening a tie. However, I've never found a single place that can do all the services that Tiecrafters offers.

Local dry cleaners, for example, have ruined my ties--they always mash 'em flat--beware.
 

Margaret

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I guess if you're dead set on giving the locals a try, you could always thrift a $3 tie and have them give that a shot.
 

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It would be tough to find a place nearby. The only place in my town that will do it that I've found is a custom tailor that will charge a crapload. I just do it myself and it takes about 1-2 hours, but I'm slow at it. Sewing the keeper back on is the most annoying part.
 

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