Tips on ironing a tie

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A tie is an important piece in a men’s formal wear. When it gets wrinkled, it reduces its sophisticated and classy look.

If you don’t have time or budget to have your tie dry cleaned, you could also iron your tie at home. However, there are many things you should consider and need to know when ironing your tie as they are often made of delicate fabrics such as silk. You would not want to burn your tie while removing the wrinkles, right?

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Read below for tips on ironing a tie:

 

First, you should determine what fabric your tie is made off, and use the proper settings of the iron for different fabrics.

> For polyester and silk – use a cool setting

> For wool – use a medium setting

> For cotton and linen – use the highest setting

Lay the tie in the ironing board and lay a clean cloth over it as protection.

Before ironing, run your hand over the cloth with the tie underneath in order to smooth out creases.

Start ironing and be sure to remember the right settings for each fabric of your tie. Otherwise, it would get burned or the tie could look flat when the temperature of the iron is too high for the fabric.

Iron both the front and back side of the tie.

Place your tie on a hanger when finished ironing in order to prevent wrinkles.

 

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