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Tie Care Tips

whiskeylaureate

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Hi everyone,

I tried doing a search but was unable to find anything related. (It may still be out there, but at least I tried the search function first.)

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has any tips for taking care of ties. In college, I took a tie to the dry cleaners, and it came looking rather pathetic: pressed like a piece of deli meat with sharp edges rather than soft, rounded folds.

Does anyone have a few helpful suggestions short of sending them in to be reconditioned? Also, is there any way to re-fluff my lifeless beauty?

Thank you.
 

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Originally Posted by whiskeylaureate
Hi everyone,

I tried doing a search but was unable to find anything related. (It may still be out there, but at least I tried the search function first.)

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has any tips for taking care of ties. In college, I took a tie to the dry cleaners, and it came looking rather pathetic: pressed like a piece of deli meat with sharp edges rather than soft, rounded folds.

Does anyone have a few helpful suggestions short of sending them in to be reconditioned? Also, is there any way to re-fluff my lifeless beauty?

Thank you.




Rule number 1. Don´t watch porno with a tie on...
 

whiskeylaureate

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Actually, I just picked up a Canali tie at Last Chance that looks like it may have been used in violation of your first rule, and I'm wondering how I can make good on my $5 investment.
 

porcelain monkey

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Tiecrafters is the only solution for tie cleaning. I am actually surprised that there are not others out there that do the same thing. Find a friend with stains on his ties and group them together to hit the minimum or wait until you have enough.
 

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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
This: http://www.tiecrafters.com/

Tiecrafters is awesome. They are the only place I have found that could clean a tie and not mash it flat or kill the luster.

Originally Posted by whiskeylaureate
Four-tie minimum, only have two that would need it...

Not sure what this means--I send one or two ties to Tiecrafters all the time. Shipping, however, is much more economical if you send a bunch. Maybe find a friend who wants to send their ties along with yours and go in on the shipping.
 

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I am probably thinking of alterations, for which they have not imposed a minimum on me. It would be worth a call to them to see if they strictly enforce the minimum for cleaning.
 

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I never press my ties & keep them stored rolled up in a nice box. When removing them, resist the urge to slip the knot & just untie them. If they get wrinkled, I just use my steamer which usually sorts that out.
 

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