Tie Chi

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Tie Chi

A little everyday care can keep your silk ties in perfect condition for a long time.

Hang tight

Untie your tie and hang it up at night. Leaving the knot in place may make it a little easier to re-tie, but in the long run, it will leave creases, permanently spoiling your tie’s look. Invest in a tie hanger, it makes selection easier too.

Travel easy

When travelling, avoid packing your tie loose in your suitcase, pack them in a tie case instead or simply, fold your tie in four and place it inside your suit pocket.

Tack tips

Tie clips can save a tie from serious damage if you work in an environment where you may need to bend over machinery, liquids or the shredder. Tie tacks are great too, but can leave tiny holes in the front of your tie. The way out is to attach the tack to your shirt from the back of the tie.

Stains away

Removing stains from men’s silk ties can be difficult. Don’t wash your tie, it will ruin the silk. And avoid dry cleaning your silk ties. Spots can often be removed by careful application of a little spot cleaner – or club soda – using a clean cloth. For grease, apply a little talcum powder and keep overnight, then gently rub with a clean cloth. You may need to repeat this process a couple of times. But the real trick to dealing with stains on ties is not to get any in the first place.