Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Janine Giorgenti0
3 Steps to Removing Creases and Wrinkles from your Tie
Fit to be Tied
By Janine Giorgenti
Let me set the scene. I was at a wonderful charity event last week, to benefit “Independent Residences”, an organization that helps less fortunate, disabled, and visually impaired adults.
The event was magnificent, it had a Monte Carlo/Casino theme, with gambling, wine tasting, and other fun tie-ins to a great night of raising funds for a great cause and meeting great (and very smart) individuals.
My contribution to the fundraising efforts was a custom-made Giorgenti New York ensemble, which was to be used as a casino prize. As my item was being highlighted, a gentleman came up to me and admired my display (which was very kind of him); and asked me a question that I felt my readers could relate to.
The gentleman explained to me that he bought a beautiful tie (which immediately became the favorite tie in his collection). He went on to describe how he slipped it off – after wearing it – without disturbing the knot, so that he would not have to tie it again. That did not go according to plan. Soon after, the knot slipped and his tie opened. Frustrated, he plopped the tie back on the dresser, and now has creases in the tie – and he can’t get them out.
What should he do?
First of all, to avoid the problem next time – it’s best if you slip out the knot and roll the tie from the short end to the long end and let it stay over night on the dresser. However, now the tie is badly creased – so let’s try these simple yet effective tips:
1. Lie the tie flat on an ironing board back side facing up and holding the iron 6″ away give it a shot of steam. Then gently stretch the tie. and let it dry for a few minutes. That should do the trick.
2. No iron board? No problem. Hang the tie lengthwise (face up) while you are taking a shower and the bathroom is steamy. Pull the tie on the bias (corner-to-corner), and lie it flat for a few minutes to let it dry. This is also a great travel tip.
3. I was asked about dry-cleaning and I really don’t recommend it unless the tie is stained, because dry cleaning is a chemical and will destroy the luster of the tie.
Have any dressing questions? Interested in a dressing tip? Shoot over your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to answer immediately!
“A man can never be overdressed or over educated”
– Oscar Wilde
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