Sorry if this has been discussed previously. I thought it would be interesting to hear how forum members do when it comes to preserving their ties. I seem to ruin one tie a year no matter how careful I am: could be a pen brushes across it, with wovens often my dog's greeting does the trick, and my ties are oddly attracted to marinara sauces. I have come to slip my tie inside my shirt while eating alone. I refuse to do this in certain social settings out of pride and social politeness. So... what about the rest of you?