According to the statistics of China Necktie Association, 40% of neckties in the world are made in China, so the ties you bought in a department or a franchised store are, not definitely but quite possibly, made in China. I have been doing the necktie-business for several years, I know the ropes. So hereby, I’d like to offer our customers some suggestions and some knowledge about the neckties.
1. Classification of tie material
Roughly, the tie material falls into these categories: yarn-dyed silk, jacquard silk yarn-dyed polyester and jacquard polyester. As the new product come into being, now there also exist ones made of synthesized wool and silk or 50% silk and 50% polyster, but these categories only account for a small proportion.
2．discrimination of tie material
Due to the upgrade of the post-processing techniques, it is really difficult for fresh eye to discriminate silk ties from polyester ones. A general and easy way is to use fire to differentiate the two. Pick a bit material from the stitch thread and put it under the lighter, if the flame turns out to be solid mass, it is made of polyester, if it turns out to be powder, silk. Take care that you should only burn the thread head. It is annoying if the tie is burned,
3．the cost of necktie
Generally, the cost of a silk tie is between $8 to $10, and the polyester one, between $4 to $6. So if you buy a so-called silk tie at a very low price, it is most likely to be a fake one. If you buy a silk tie at an exorbitant price, actually you pay for the added value of the brand.
Q:ok, I know about the rough difference about the two kinds of ties, but if I want to buy a polyester one, is the quality much worse than the silk one?
A:As I mentioned above, now due to the upgrade of post-processing techniques, it is really difficult for fresh eye to differentiate them, the hand feel and texture are also similar. The only disparity is that polyester is worse than silk in crease-resistance. So the silk tie is worn on the formal occasions, while the polyester one is worn in daily life.
Q:Do you know how to preserve a tie well?
A:The following might help you.
As the tie fabric is different from the lining one, it is easy to damage the surface luster of tie if water-washed, so it is not advisable to soak the whole tie into water. Dry-clean is preferential. The knot place is most vulnerable to stains, so you could hand-wash or brush-wash the place in gasoline. For other stained place, you could scrub it with a cloth wet with gasoline.
If you wash it yourself, suggested cleaning mixture is High Pure Alcohol or colorless solvent naphtha 120-plus.
Soak the silk tie for ten minutes; use a smooth rod to pat the dirty place of the tie. If there is a large stained area, you could rub it gently. Hang it on a hanger after washing it by fresh water. After the solvent vaporizes, if there are still some stains on the tie, just scrub it gently with a banister brush.
before ironing, cut a cardboard into a tie shape or fold a white sheet into a tie shape and tuck it into the lining, then iron it gently in case the sides are ironed too flat. Of course, if you want to spare the pad used for hot iron, it is advisable to cold iron it speedily.
If the tie is slightly creased, just roll it around a clean beer bottle, the crease will disappear the next day.
The tie can’t be blazed in the sun to prevent color fade. It should be kept in a dry place without the anti-moth camphor balls
Before preservation, you’d better iron it first for disinfection. The tie should be hanged and coated with a sack to keep out dust.
Perhaps my translation of some jargons is not so precise, sorry about that.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.