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Storage of ties?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ed13, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. jester

    jester Senior member

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    Yes. I've found they work very well.

    Wife Appreciation Factor.
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Don't they smoosh the silk making the tie thinner though? Or are they padded inside or something?
     
  3. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Personally would stay away from generally pressing a tie, when not necessary. Â Will kill the roll of the tie (Flatten the edges that shouldnt be flattened but rolled) The tie is supposed to have a little height to it and not be razor sharp at the edges. Also if the tie has a little depth to the texture you might kill that as well. But...If it works for you... As far as WAF...I first thought World Armwrestling Federation, or Women in Air Force, But with a little more digging with Google, came up with this... Wife Acceptance Factor JJF EDIT: Why would you need to have these little Tie Mashers all around the house?
     
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    I do it lightly and for short periods, and haven't had a problem. I'm sure that if you really clamped it down and left it there, it wouldn't be the best thing.

    Did I mention they look really great? Even if you don't use them.
     
  5. gorgekko

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    I've a great Edwardian era tie press bought in London that I use for my ties. Beautiful veneered top on it. At any rate, I find if you don't press the tie as if you were making wine that it does no damage to the tie. That and only keep the tie in there for a few hours. And as has been said, they look nice and they are a conversation starter. Most people have no idea what it is -- O tempora, O mores. -- until I tell them.
     
  6. drljva

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    I, too, have gone the "motorized" route (sharper Image). Saves space, and let's me get at the tie I'm after quickly...

    JV
     

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