necktie maintenance & storage

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necktie maintenance & storage

Post by wing » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:33 pm

i have a lot of neckties... but besides learning how to wrap the things around my neck, i've never really learned how to care for them: how to wash them and get wrinkles out. anyone?

also, what is the best way to store them? now I just have them sort of rolled up in a drawer or hanging over clothes hangers. any suggestions?

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by andyg666 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:55 pm

you can probably find something to hang in your closet specifically for storing neckties. but i'm of course not very helpful because i don't know what it's called, where you would find it, how much it costs, or really anything about anything for that matter.

this dude in my old band has a tie that looks like a penis. it always got quite the reaction from the crowd. that and his molten lead guitar lava.
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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by Kilroy » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:56 pm

i was wanting to learn how to wash ties, my white tie got a stain on it, but when storing it, i just hang it over the hangar like you do. I also have a little rack thingy drilled to my closet door that has prongs sticking out horizontally,which i use for ties and belts.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by wing » Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:06 pm

yeah, i was wondering... should i handwash in the sink with soap and water and then hang to dry? or actually throw it in the washing machine?

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by rhythm ranch » Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:22 pm

Dry cleaning is always the best option for ties. Let the professionals do it.

Absolutely, positively do not machine wash your ties.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by Kilroy » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:45 am

what about like a cheap tie, like not really worth it to dry clean. Would it screw it up to handwash it, its my only tie that goes with my suit.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by djimbe » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:56 am

Yeah, really...don't handwash a tie. The inner lining always gets screwed up and they invariably shrink in unpleasant ways. The dry cleaner will hang them tucked through a nifty carboard doo-dad on a hanger in a handy little plastic bag that often says "your neckties...finished to perfection!" or some such foolishness. Dry clean each of your ties, then you can forever keep them in the dry cleaner setup so they don't get dusty from disuse like mine always do. Longterm storage this way sometimes means you gotta pass a cool iron over thin silk ties to get the hanging crease out. Use a cool iron, and put the tail of a dress shirt over the tie, so the iron doesn't directly touch it. I like a nice a tie when I'm forced to wear one, but hate shopping for them, so I try to take care of the ones I got...
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Post by bobbydj » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:59 am

Best thread ever.
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Post by Rigsby » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:42 am

bobbydj wrote:Best thread ever.
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Really.. i am...

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by Rick Hunter » Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:32 am

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by wing » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:33 am

i love ties. i love shopping for them. they rock. anybody want to give me your ugliest ones? i'll take them off your hands.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by trodden » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:57 am

Hello, my name is trodden, im 30 years old and still don't know how to tie a tie. thank you.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by Kilroy » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:22 pm

wing wrote:i love ties. i love shopping for them. they rock. anybody want to give me your ugliest ones? i'll take them off your hands.
I have, or had, dont know if i still have it, but its a tie that has a bunch of fish on it. It is really ugly, but it was from when i was 10 or something, so it wont really fit.


I also dont know how to tie a tie, i'm 18, and i have my dad orr brother do it for me.

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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by bobbydj » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:50 pm

I like those elasticated ones that stupid posh kids used to wear at school. You could twang them in the epiglottis by pulling them and letting 'em go.
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Re: necktie maintenance & storage

Post by wing » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:51 pm

Kilroy wrote:
wing wrote:i love ties. i love shopping for them. they rock. anybody want to give me your ugliest ones? i'll take them off your hands.
I have, or had, dont know if i still have it, but its a tie that has a bunch of fish on it. It is really ugly, but it was from when i was 10 or something, so it wont really fit.
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