While tying a tie is quite simple, taking it off and putting it away requires a bit more care. However, the added effort is worthwhile. It can significantly increase how long your bonds last.
Simply do the tying process backwards when taking off your tie. Never draw the thin end of the tie through the knot, and under no circumstances should you knot the tie and continue to pull until it is long enough to be slipped over your head. Your tie will stretch out when you do this, quickly lose its shape, and develop more wrinkles and creases. Always untie your tie before removing it. Particularly delicate are silk ties. Give them the extra attention they merit and treat them as fragile people.
Hang your tie up once it is off your neck and untangled! The wrinkles will not appear. A tie rack is strongly advised since although you could hang it on a hanger, hangers are slick and it could fall off. Wearing a knitted tie will clearly cause it to expand, so roll it up carefully if you are wearing one.
There may still be wrinkles on your tie even after hanging it up. If it's absolutely necessary, press or iron your tie. But there are certain guidelines for this:
To iron, always start at the rear. Your tie can wind up having a dazzling finish by ironing it from the front, or the color of the tie might even alter.
Use the steam setting on your iron, or even better, a steamer, as per our recommendation. Be careful not to let the iron touch the tie while using the steam setting on your iron. Always iron ties from the back. You can either put a light towel over the back of the fabric and lightly touch the iron to the towel while pressing the steam button, or you can hold the iron about an inch away from the cloth and press the steam button.
When traveling, it's a good idea to hang your tie in the bathroom while you take a shower because the steam from the shower might occasionally cause minor creases to appear.
Take your stained tie to a reputable dry cleaner and ask them to remove the stain rather than pressing it flat like a pancake, unless of course you prefer it that way. This applies to stains on polyester or Microfiber ties as well as on ties made of silk. Hey, it's your choice!
Club soda can be dipped into a clean cloth and used to wash away small stains on polyester or Microfiber ties. Additionally, a friend of mine advises applying a small amount of shaving cream on the stain and then carefully rubbing it away because it won't leave behind any residue.
Apply a small amount of talcum powder to the grease or oil spot, give it some time to absorb, and then wipe the area clean with a soft, clean cloth.
If you only use ties occasionally or if you have a lot of ties and want to save some of them, roll them up loosely and keep them out of direct sunlight to keep the color from fading.
Keep in mind that your neckties reflect your personality, therefore look after them!