How to Press Silk Ties

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Silk neckties are integral components of many wardrobes. They are worn often and for extended, uninterrupted periods. Wrinkles in them are inevitable and have got to go. You already know better than to press your wrinkled silk tie using direct contact with an iron, and you may have learned it the hard way. Silk ties are pricey, so it doesn’t make much sense to ruin them with carelessness and abuse, which includes improper pressing. Treated with minimal care, your silk tie should last you a lifetime—or until that particular pattern goes out of style, whichever comes first.

Things You'll Need

  • Clothes hanger
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Cotton or linen press cloth
  • Loosen the knot of your silk tie before you take it off. Pull it over your head to remove it, and untie the knot. Wrap the tie around your hand repeatedly, and pull it off in a neat bundle. Place on a flat surface overnight. Minor wrinkles will be gone by the next morning.

  • Lay the silk tie out flat on the ironing board, face down. Adjust the iron to a steam setting. Hold it slightly above the tie without touching it with the hot iron. Activate the steam, and move the iron back and forth over the tie until wrinkles relax and disappear.

  • Cover the tie completely with a clean cotton or linen press cloth. A handkerchief or other soft cotton works well. In a pinch, even a pillowcase will do. Adjust the iron to its coolest setting to press the tie with the cloth protecting it from contact with the appliance.

  • Position the tie flat on a clothes hanger, and suspend it inside the shower stall where running water won’t be able to splash on it. Turn the hot water on, and adjust the flow high enough to produce a cloud of hot steam. Close the shower curtain, and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. The steam will remove most if not all of the wrinkles from your silk tie.

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