Properly caring for your tie will make it last much longer than it other wise would, and believe it or not, proper care is relatively simple process that involves only a few things, which are humidity, storage, cleaning, and tying.,Especially for silk ties, extended humidity is killer. Be sure to store your tie in a cool and relatively dry place. Closets and wardrobes may some times fall victim to the moisture associated with dirty clothes. If you live some place especially humid, then consider investing in a dehumidifier. We are not talking about any complicated technology, either. If you go to your local super market and browse through the cleaning supplies, then you ought to be able to find some thing by the air freshener. It is usually a plastic box with a chemical inside that attracts water, which cost around six dollars and last for a couple of months.,Storing your ties involves hanging them. Invest in a tie hanger made especially for that purpose or take a standard wire coat hanger and bend it inward at two equidistant points on the long, bottom side and also on the middle of the angled sides. This should form a make shift tie hanger with four notches you can drape your ties over. Throwing your tie on the floor makes it look like you are wearing carpet. Folding it and putting it in a drawer makes it look like you never wear a tie those creases get persistent. When you travel, try to lay the tie flat and doubled over or else loosely roll it up. Some tie experts recommend that you always store your tie rolled up, but if you do make sure that it is loosely rolled. When hanging your tie, be sure to take the knot out first. The slight crease that some times comes from a tie hanger is far preferable to the messy tangle that is left when your tie does not get a chance to breathe.,For cleaning your tie, polyester can be done on your own. Generally, silk ought to be kept clean. Cleaning a silk tie is an involved process that we have carefully for your benefit as well. If you opt to dry clean your silk tie, recognize that the carefully rounded edges will probably get pressed flat. Hanging your tie in the bathroom while you shower allows it to receive a little bit of life, often eliminating some of the creases and doing half of the job of the dry cleaner. Be sure not to immediately trap the tie in a closet or wardrobe after its shower, however. A little mist makes the fabric sparkle. A little mist rolled up and trapped in a sock drawer makes it mildew.,Tying your tie ought to be a delicate process. If you are in a hurry, it can still be delicate. Do not crank on the poor thing so hard to wrench it in place. Tug it gently until the knot is snug, but not so tight that it will leave permanent creases. When you untie your tie, hang it up and let it air out a little. The shower trick works here, too. Even ironing your tie is acceptable, as long as you are careful not to press too flat. Iron on the lowest setting to remove creases and try to keep the ironing focused on the area that gets knotted or wrapped around your neck. Granted, that is a cheap way to hide a possibly flattened edge, but it beats the wrinkled look of an over loved silk tie.