The Ultimate Tie Guide for Men

Tie How-Tos.
How long should your tie be? How wide? Where do you clip the tie bar? All these questions and more are answered here.

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For linen, cotton, polyester or knit ties:
1. Hand wash in cold water with gentle soap.
2. Pat dry with a towel—don't wring it out!
3. Gently reshape and lay flat to dry.
 
For silk or wool ties:
Leave it to the professionals—take your tie to the dry cleaner.
 
In case of emergency (i.e., stains and spills), immediately blot the spot with On the Spot wipes, then wash or dry clean as soon as possible.
Tips for caring for ties.
When storing your tie, gently untie the knot and hang it on a rack or hanger. (Except knit ties, which should be neatly rolled up.)

When traveling, neatly roll your ties. Once you arrive at your destination, hang them in the bathroom while you shower. The steam will remove most minor wrinkles.

Use a steamer to remove wrinkles from your tie. If you don't have a steamer:
• Heat an iron to the lowest setting. 
• Put a dry towel under your tie.
• Put a damp towel over it.
• Gently iron over the damp towel until your tie is wrinkle free.