Tie Storage and Travel Accessory Guide
Posted on February 16 2018
When you have invested in a woven silk necktie, the last thing that you want to happen is to have it get damaged or wrinkled when you pack it along for an important business trip. If you are afraid of ruining it, what is the point of having such a nice tie? The point of having a silk necktie is to be able to wear it to all the important events in your life, including business trips. The solution is simple: purchase a tie travel case! Using travel storage and accessories will help to ensure that your ties always look their best, for years to come! Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of the various storage styles available.
Travel cases are an essential thing to have, especially if you travel frequently with a suit and tie. You can get a travel case that’s made of either leathers or nylon and holds multiple ties. Depending on the style, you can get an affordable case for less than a hundred dollars, that holds anywhere from 2-4 ties. Or you can invest in a larger, leather case that will run you more than a hundred dollars. For single ties, you can purchase a cylindrical case made of either plastic or leather that closes with either a snap or magnet. If you elect to purchase a cylindrical case, leather is preferred over plastic, as the plastic can easily break. Regardless of the style that you select, travel cases make the perfect gift for those busy businessmen in your life who frequently travel with nice ties.
If you own anywhere from a handful of ties upwards of 30, you might want to invest in a simple hanger style organizer for your ties. You can purchase hanging organizers in a variety of shapes and sizes, although it is recommended that you purchase one that isn’t too long, is relatively flat and is made out of cedar wood. Hangers that are less than 10-inches help to keep it balanced, even when ties aren’t evenly spaced. Additionally, a shallow width will take up less space in your closet. Cedar wood serves as a natural repellant against moths, who love to eat silk fabric.
If you are one of those individuals who has an extensive collection of neckties, you might want to consider purchasing mounted displays and racks to store your ties. Mounted displays hold multiple ties and are easy to organize. You can easily install multiple racks one above the other to accommodate your large collection of neckties.
Drawer inserts are great if you have an extra drawer that you can afford to dedicate to your tie collection. Most drawer inserts require you to roll your ties and then place them in a cylinder shape rolled upright in the drawer. Doing this can have a negative impact on the shape and drape of the tie over time, which is why drawer inserts aren’t highly recommended. If you elect to purchase a drawer insert, purchase a flexible fabric option, that allows for you to adjust the shape to adequately fit in your drawer.Regardless of the storage and travel option that you deem appropriate for you and your unique circumstances, be sure to take care of your woven silk necktie, and they will take care of you!