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Bow ties and neckties made of microfibre have the opulent appearance and texture of silk with the added bonus of stain resistance. Is a microfiber mop the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word "microfiber"? Or about one of those microfiber drying cloths for cars? In truth, microfibre is a creative material that is utilized to create a variety of high-quality apparel items, including ties.
The synthetic (man-made) fiber known as microfiber is often created by combining polyester and polyamide. It is smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter. To put it into perspective, consider that it is much smaller than a human hair strand, which is 75 micrometers on average, and smaller yet than a silk thread.
Using microfiber strands, a variety of materials and textiles may be created. In addition to clothing, it is used in furniture, mops, rags, towels, and may even be turned into Ultrasuede, a suede alternative created without the usage of animals.
Back to ties, though. The ability of microfiber to be woven into materials that resemble other fabrics is one of its miracles, and this provides it a variety of benefits when it comes to neckwear.
Ties Silk ties are frequently seen as the more expensive alternative, while microfiber ties may offer an equally opulent look for a considerably lesser price. Think of the following three concepts: texture, durability, and cleanliness.
Cotton is another substance that microfibre is frequently likened to. Due to the fabric's accessibility and wide range of designs and prints, cotton bow ties and neck ties are widely available online. Although cotton fabrics inherently contain bigger strands, which make it challenging to get that smooth, luxurious effect, cotton ties may still be bright and pleasant to wear. Cotton also has a tendency to be a little stiffer and is more challenging for a beginner to tie a bow tie.
Compared to polyester, microfiber can have a luxurious smoothness and softness that is closer to that of silk. It’s the stiffness of polyester ties that can make them difficult to tie. Not so with a soft microfiber fabric. Their smoothness and flexibility helps you make a tight knot in your tie. This can be especially useful for thebeginner learning to tie a self-tie bow tie. Despite their softness, microfiber ties hold their shape very well, which brings us to durability.
Microfiber wicks moisture and is resistant to stains compared to silk, which stains easily. Polyester is also stain resistant, but can absorb odors that are then near impossible to get out. Still, accidents happen and neckwear will inevitably collect spills. It is always recommended that you clean your tie promptly so a stain does not get a chance to set.
Although some manufacturers recommend dry cleaning their microfiber ties, this is usually due to the delicate construction of the tie. The microfiber fabric itself can be hand washed in warm (not hot) water. Use a towel to blot off any excess water and steam with an iron on a low setting. Too much heat from the iron can melt the fibers and ruin the tie.
With proper care, your microfiber tie will continue to give you a luxurious look and years of service.