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How SHOULD you store your tie? Hang or Roll or...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kazou, May 1, 2010.

  1. Kazou

    Kazou Senior member

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    The concensus here has been to store your ties rolled. I have read this here and elsewhere and the "logic" was that ties hanged, especially knitted ties will stretch and crease etc. I found this old thread http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=95630 that pretty much sums up the rolling. So I started to store my ties rolled up.

    However, in this thread http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=177396 David Hober of Sam Hober Ties states this

    "True - ties that are rolled look nice and may be easy to work with -
    but ties that are rolled have the possibility of having their tips damaged.

    Ties with pure wool interlinings will rarely and probably never need to be rolled after wearing.

    If you have more than 50 or 60 ties you may need to from time to time move their position on the hanger to avoid minor creases.

    Use a smooth hanger that will not grab your tie.

    Plastic does not hurt ties, but plastic clips might not be good long term solutions as they may be too narrow. Narrow metal hangers - may be too narrow.

    If ties are packed too close together they may have a slight problem with delicate silk. a simple solution is to have a slight amount of room between hangers that are filled with ties."

    So should we be hanging our ties instead?
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I roll mine.
     


  3. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I roll them or fold them into a drawer. When I fold them, they are in the shape which I often receive shipped ties - folded in half then folded once more. The front part of the tie which is displayed is never creased. I never put any weight on them. Considering this is how ties are stored in warehouses for months before shipping, I'm sure it's fine.
     


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I roll them or fold them into a drawer. When I fold them, they are in the shape which I often receive shipped ties - folded in half then folded once more. The front part of the tie which is displayed is never creased. I never put any weight on them. Considering this is how ties are stored in warehouses for months before shipping, I'm sure it's fine.

    Interestingly (maybe) places like Tie Rack, T M Lewin, Charles Threwitt almost always store and transport their ties folded once and laying flat. Its only in-store the staff then fold them a second time.

    I find that a quilted hanger is enough to hold the ties without snagging or creasing.
     


  5. card_richelieu

    card_richelieu Senior member

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    I hung mine for years but started rolling them a couple of years (my motivation was that it is easier to see my entire collection). I never experienced any problems either way.
     


  6. Kazou

    Kazou Senior member

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    Thanks for your response. I know that David Hober takes a lot of pride in his creations and so reading what he wrote just had me thinking.
     


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    Just switched from hanging to rolling and it's been one of the best decisions in terms of wardrobe. I have a much better grasp on my intentory and it looks much neater (good for my OCD).
     


  8. clotheshorse69

    clotheshorse69 Senior member

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    I don't think there is an end all, be all to tie storage. For the longest time, I hung my neckwear on a wire hanger (I own enough neck wear so they will fit on just one), and had no complaints. Simply for a change of pace, I recently bought an accessory hanger, and have been hanging my neckwear and other accessories on it. No complaints either. I don't see anything wrong with a basic hanger or an accessory hanger (as mentioned before), but then again, I'm not a big tie guy.
     


  9. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    I roll my knit ties and hang the rest. Knit ties can stretch if hung. I guess that's obvious.
     


  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Roll the tie after wearing for a day/overnight and then hang.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

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    For the longest time, I hung my neckwear on a wire hanger...
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