Cleaning water spots off tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drizzt3117, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I have a couple water spots (white precipitation) on one of my CF 7-folds, any advice for cleaning it? Send it out to dry clean? Try to steam clean it?
     
  2. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    The Dominion of Canada
    From all the tie related material I've read, sending a tie to a dry cleaner is usually a recipe for disaster.

    Have you tried the old rubbing the small end of the tie on the spot methold? One web site also suggested you can also very gently scrape the surface with a fingernail and it might remove a water spot.
     
  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I'd talk to Chuck about it. What GG recommends is the same I've heard, other than the fingernail thing.
     
  4. uppercase

    uppercase Senior member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Yes, it would great to hear from Carlo on care and maintenance of ties.

    This could be put in sticky file in SF as a reference for all of us.

    Also, A. Kabbaz has written on shirt maintenance and I think that this should could also be put in a reference file for quick access.

    Infact, there's so much good reference information in SF on recurring issues that it would be fantastic if someone could put it all together , all in one file. I find the search function here in SF very often doesn't get me the information I was looking for althouogh I know that it's been posted on before.....
     
  5. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    The Dominion of Canada
    There is a SF reference on clothes here that could be compiled into a book. I am a writer...but I'm also lazy, ha ha
     
  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    The small end trick actually worked, now I rolled it tightly and am going to see it that gets rid of the wrinkles, if not, I'll steam it tommorow. It's one of my favorite ties so I was a bit annoyed that it got stained/wrinkled.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by