A guide to silk ties

A guide to silk ties

Silk ties are luxurious and stylish accessories, the perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe. They offer amazing quality and can be very long-lasting. For more information about silk ties, continue reading this guide.


Silk ties are centuries old; people have been making them since 210 BC. They were introduced to England in the 1660s by King Charles who brought the cravat back from Europe. Many paintings from these times show important and royal figures wearing silk ties. In the 18th and 19th century many British sailors were spotted wearing silk ties. Men from lower-class backgrounds could also imitate the fashion of higher classes by wearing a silk tie. Today there is a huge variety of silk ties made by designers all over the world.

Why silk?

Silk is a natural protein fibre, produced by certain insect larvae such as the silkworm. Silk is a very desirable material for ties as it has many great characteristics. Firstly, silk is very soft to the touch and pleasant to wear. Despite this, silk is incredibly durable with high tensile strength. Silk ties have resistance to wrinkling, as well as retaining their shape well. The material repels dirt because of its smooth finish. Furthermore, silk ties provide an excellent drape, which creates an elegant look. Silk ties can have many purposes. You can purchase silk company ties, silk corporate ties and silk club ties. It’s even possible to get silk ties with logos for all your business and personal needs.

Choosing your silk tie

When looking for a silk tie, be sure to select a colour and pattern that suits your complexion, and that matches the suits you already have. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, perhaps consider searching for bespoke silk ties. With a bespoke tie, you can make all of the decisions, and view free samples until you’re happy. You could choose to create a silk tie with logos or add a certain stripe pattern.

How to care for your silk tie

Silk ties are delicate and often expensive items, and therefore need to be cared for appropriately. By following a few simple rules, you can ensure your tie lasts a very long time. Store your tie by loosely rolling or hanging it. Make sure you never leave the tie knotted while you’re not wearing it, as this can create creases. When rolling, roll from the small tip first. Keep your ties in a dark place like a wardrobe, as sunlight will fade the fibres.

Cleaning a silk tie is important to remove any stains. Never rub a stain, as this can spread the stain around. Instead, always dab or blot. You can remove water-based stains by applying sparkling water to a cloth, and then dabbing this on the stain. Sprinkle talcum powder on a greasy stain, and leave it overnight. In the morning, brush it off with a soft cloth. If you have a serious stain, take your tie to a trusted dry cleaner. They will use the gentlest chemicals to remove the stain, and hand press the necktie.

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