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internet is awash in "professional advice" on the subject of
cleaning and restoring your silk ties.
The most comical demonstration of tie cleaning is a series of 5
short videos I found on ehow.com. If you've ever wondered why
ordinary cleaners destroy your silk ties, click here.
On a more serious note, Simon Crompton, author of the blog
Permanent Style, penned the most
succinct description of the issues associated with cleaning ties
that I have yet come across. This is what he had to say ...
"Ties are not easy to clean.
Those made of silk, at least, are very delicate things. They are
carefully folded lengths of volatile material that are sewn
together with loose, sparse stitches - to allow room for the silk
to flow, to stretch and to play.
They do not take kindly to Bolognese.
However, if cleaned properly, most stains can be removed,
provided the soiled tie has not sat for weeks in the back of your
wardrobe. The problem is, not many dry cleaners have the requisite
machinery to press and roll the tie back into its original shape.
The difficulty is not with cleaning the silk; it is with retaining
that delicate, flowing handwork."
The takeaway from this comment is that skilled handwork is
critical to producing great results.
Take this Hermes silk tie that we just cleaned as an example.
When we examined the tie, we noticed the following "defects":
So what to do?
We consulted with our client and agreed on the following
The following photos show the tie after cleaning but prior to
The following photos show the tie after reconstruction:
Notice the following on the final product:
While not every tie requires deconstruction, hand-cleaning,
hand-pressing and reconstruction - a relatively expensive
proposition - excellent results are achievable. You just have to
Our silk tie cleaning service starts at $22.50 per tie. Remember
that we ship ties nationwide through our
Nationwide Clean By Mail Service. Which means
we're as close as your front door.
How can I help you?
Note: Any appearance of yellowing on this black and white tie is
a result of poor lighting in my makeshift "photographic studio."
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