Not untying a tie

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  1. nelly

    nelly Senior member

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    I was just wondering, if I have a perfect knot can I just loosen the neck pulling the short end of the tie and just hang it that way so I don't have to retie the tie each time. Will that destroy the fabric? I'm aware that it's not the most "elegant" thing to do.
     
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    EL72 Senior member

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    Will that destroy the fabric?

    Yes, and the lining - essentially ruining the tie. Always remove it carefully by untying the knot the way it was tied and hanging or rolling the tie for storage. Be nice to your ties. [​IMG]
     
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    mrchapel Senior member

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    I was just wondering, if I have a perfect knot can I just loosen the neck pulling the short end of the tie and just hang it that way so I don't have to retie the tie each time. Will that destroy the fabric? I'm aware that it's not the most "elegant" thing to do.

    Yes, without having the neck for it to hang properly, you will find that overtime it will essentially rip. I was once foolish and thought what you are suggesting a good idea. Little did I know that it would kill my ties and I lost 3 really excellent ones because of my carelessness.
     
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    Untie your ties after every use. You can always make another good knot.
     
  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I just knew somebody would eventually ask this question. This was the favored method of saving time in prep school. It was also a fitting treatment for that wool tartan tie I hated with every fiber of my being for all those years.

    If you treat a tie like this for long enough, the material on the outside of the knot will become frayed from the hair of your chinny-chin-chin and will also get dirty. This alone will make the tie quite unsightly, and anybody with an eye for the sartorial will consider you an uncouth slob.

    Therefore, you should only do this with ties you absolutely hate and are anxious to destroy. That should solve the problem of what to do with all those ties from your ex-girlfriend, your mom and your aunt Eunice.
     
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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the more often you tie the knot the better you get. the less you tie your skill will diminish.
     
  7. Memphis

    Memphis Senior member

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    Yes its best to untie it and re tie everytime. When I was young my father would tie a tie for me and I would leave it that way. When I was home I found one of the ties from back then and its totally destroyed.

    Also I have found the best way to store them after you take it off is to loosely roll it up starting at the small end of the tie. It helps keep the wrinkles out the tie from the knot.
     
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    I just knew somebody would eventually ask this question. This was the favored method of saving time in prep school. It was also a fitting treatment for that wool tartan tie I hated with every fiber of my being for all those years.

    If you treat a tie like this for long enough, the material on the outside of the knot will become frayed from the hair of your chinny-chin-chin and will also get dirty. This alone will make the tie quite unsightly, and anybody with an eye for the sartorial will consider you an uncouth slob.

    Therefore, you should only do this with ties you absolutely hate and are anxious to destroy. That should solve the problem of what to do with all those ties from your ex-girlfriend, your mom and your aunt Eunice.

    Your ex okay but come on show your mother some respect.
     
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