How to Care For a Tie

A tie is a rather strange garment of clothing. It really has no purpose. It is merely an accessory. Yes, it does add color and depth to a suit, but other than that, there is no real purpose to the tie. However, it is an integral part of the business suit “look”, and as such, it is expected that those individuals that are going to be working in an office environment wear one.

If you are going to get a quality suit, and ensure that it does fit you like a second skin, why would you add a cheap tie? Hugo Boss creates some of the most beautiful and stylish ties in the world.

However, unlike the ties that you can find in any generic store, a tie from Hugo Boss will cost quite a bit of money. Nonetheless, whatever you decide, if you are going to buy a tie, it is important that you know how to care for it properly.

Do not simply throw your tie over the back of a chair when you get home or toss it on the floor. Ties, especially those made of delicate fabric, will wrinkle and lose their shape. Take a moment and remove your tie correctly. This means carefully untying the tie. Do not simply pull the tie out by using the narrow end. Rather, untie the knot by reversing the tying process.

Hang the tie up on a hanger. This will help to prevent the tie from acquiring more wrinkles and will allow the tie to regain its former shape. If you intend on having a number of ties you should invest in a special tie holder.

To help avoid wrinkles do not wear the same tie two days in a row. Give the tie a day to rest and regain its shape. If you tie is slightly wrinkled do not immediately reach for the iron. Instead, try hanging the tie up in the bathroom when you are taking a hot steamy shower. If you do have to use an iron, check the tie very carefully and determine exactly what fabrics it consists of. You do not want to scald or burn the material. Steam is often the best solution for removing any wrinkles in a tie.

Learn to tie a tie correctly. The most common knot used is the Windsor. You can tie either a half Windsor which is a small knot or use the full Windsor. Either one is fine, but learn how to do it. Do not simply have the tie tied for you and then remove it leaving the knot in place for its next use.

Good ties are expensive but they can last for years if you take good care of them.