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Dry Cleaner Pressed Cappelli Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JL724, May 16, 2012.

  1. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    My dry cleaner pressed one of my cappelli ties when I sent it in to be cleaned. Now the edges look as crooked as a saw blade. Anything I can do or will it take time to return to its natural shape?
     
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  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    In my experience once a tie has been flattened it is forever lost. Hope someone will prove me wrong.
     
  3. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Try TieCrafters in NYC.

    They might be able to salvage this mess
     
  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Probably best to just buy a new one from davesmith. :slayer: Learn your lesson for next time. Never dry clean ties
     
  5. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    yep.
     
  6. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This or this. I owe you one buddy!!
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    :fistbump:
     
  9. comrade

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    I spoke to them after I had the same disaster with a tie which I had worn once.
    They said that they would be able to restore the tie. I never sent it to them, but intend to drop it off
    on my next trip to NewYork. Good Luck.
     
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  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    OJFC, just get a new tie.
     
  11. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Please post picture of said tie.
     
  12. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

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    +1, As a warning and reminder to me not to dry clean ties.
     
  13. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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  14. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hmm.. That's a rather unique print. Sadly, your tie is finished and will need to be replaced. Contact me for more information.
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Uses for a spent Cappelli tie?
     
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  16. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Silk ties make great 'tie offs' for your bedpost. :embar:
     
  17. Nonchalant

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    Take this for what it's worth to you.

    My experiment in resolving this issue was to slide a wooden dowel rod of a radius complimentary to the width of the tie inside the length of the tie blade centering the edge crease on the dowel. Then I applied an iron to the length pressing out the crease and restoring a rounded edge. I repeated the treatment a few days later after the silk had time to rest. On the particular tie I treated it responded quite well. Sorry, I don't remember the maker of the tie. Some will probably swear that this won't work with a Cappelli tie- and for all I know they may be right. But I throw it out for your collective appraisal.
     
  18. lee_44106

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    Sounds interesting.

    A FUBAR'ed Cappelli tie sounds like the right test subject.... all these claims of superior silk material and superior construction will now be truly tested.

    We shall see
     
  19. lee_44106

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    Cut it up for a pocketsquare.

    Use it as a belt/sash........so sprezz :fonz:
     
  20. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    I don't see why everyone's writing off the tie. Simply unpick the slip stitch and tacks (and the rolled tips, if they're ruined too), press the whole piece of silk flat, and then resew it back together. I've done this a few times on filthy ties that needed cleaning and replacement lining.
     

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