Men Style Guide: How To Care For Your Ties

Caring for a tie isn’t as simple as you may think. A tie requires much more than being clumsily stuffed in a drawer when it’s not being worn. 

It also requires care when being taken off. For example, when removing your tie, don't pull the thin end through the knot unless you want to ruin the tie’s shape.

Instead, remove the tie by following the tie-tying steps in reverse. And this tip is just the beginning. To preserve this delicate component of your wardrobe, follow these easy tips so that your favorite ties hang with you for years to come.


So, you got the untying part right but you throw your tie on the back of the chair where it will lie until you next wear it? No way!. Ties are very impressionable because they are made of delicate material. It’s imperative to get an inexpensive tie rack. It makes storing and organizing your ties a lot easier as well as letting the creases and folds from the knot to fall out. Hang your tie rack someplace that’s cool, dark and dry.

For frequent travelers, investing in a tie case is a good idea. However, you must unfold and hang out your ties once you get to your destination.


Wrinkles are a universal sign of aging, and ties are no exception to this fact. The more often a tie gets tied, the more knot impressions it sustains and absorbs, so you must do all you can to protect your ties from excessive wrinkles. The first step in preventing wrinkles is to never wear the same tie two days in a row. Like a good pair of shoes, a tie needs time to regain its shape. Regardless of your best efforts though, your ties are probably going to wrinkle. The key is knowing how to get the wrinkles out.

hand steamer.
While storing your ties properly is your first line of defense, it may not be enough. As a backup, turn to steam. The easiest trick is to hang your tie inside the bathroom while you shower. For tougher wrinkles, use a handheld steamer to remove deep-set, pesky creases. Carrying a handheld steamer while traveling is great not only for ties, but also for shirts, pants and suits. 

Stain Removal 

While wearing wrinkly ties is not shabby chic, there’s absolutely no chance in hell that you can get away with wearing stained ties. If you happen to get food on your tie, try blotting it with cold water to prevent it from setting in. Do not rub. Seltzer water (also known as soda water) works better than water. Dab a little talcum powder to soak up greasy stains. Brush off the residue and clean with a soft cloth later. If nothing works, take it to the cleaners.

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