Dry clean only? CRAP!

BucketmanBucketman Call meSkraggRegistered User regular
edited March 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
So I have this tie. its my favorite tie. Its a silk/poly blend. It says dry clean only on it, and I was going to wear it to a job fair tomorrow. My mom...trying to be nice, tossed some zout on a stain on the tie and ran it under water. stains gone, but now theres a part of the tie thats darker, I think its just still wet but man I have experience here.

Should I hang dry it? should I use an iron to sort of heat dry it? Am I fucked?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I am sure it will look normal when it dries. Just let it air dry.

    Have a different tie ready though.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    oh yeah, I collect ties, so I have about 25 of them. But thats my luck one.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Bucketman wrote: »
    oh yeah, I collect ties, so I have about 25 of them. But thats my luck one.

    Rub it against some socks and then wear your lucky socks.

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Next time tell your mom to use kerosene, not water and zout.

    It will be fine though. Ties get wet in the rain all the time. Nothing in poly/silk that would be ruined by water either. Just dont put it in the dryer. The polyester will shrink and the tie will be ruined.

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    A little googling suggests that a dry cleaner actually would've been worse as they would've pressed the tie and apparently that's bad for it.

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  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My favorite Italian silk tie was damage permanently when I washed with soap and water, if it says Dry Cleaning, use Dry Cleaning.

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  • EggyToastEggyToast Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Next time you get it wet, try blow drying it on low (from a foot away or so). Should help get the moisture out quickly so you don't get any unsightly wrinkles.

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User
    edited March 2011
    A little googling suggests that a dry cleaner actually would've been worse as they would've pressed the tie and apparently that's bad for it.

    Depends on the tie and how they press it. If they use one of those giant steam presses and its a cheap polyester tie, it will probably melt or at least shrink. Most dry cleaners will know how to deal with a tie though, they see them a lot since almost all ties are dry-clean only, and hey, ties get dirty.

    People telling you not to clean your ties are probably the same people with 100+ ties that all cost over 200 bucks each. Or people that wish they had a tie collection like that.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zeon wrote: »
    A little googling suggests that a dry cleaner actually would've been worse as they would've pressed the tie and apparently that's bad for it.

    Depends on the tie and how they press it. If they use one of those giant steam presses and its a cheap polyester tie, it will probably melt or at least shrink. Most dry cleaners will know how to deal with a tie though, they see them a lot since almost all ties are dry-clean only, and hey, ties get dirty.

    People telling you not to clean your ties are probably the same people with 100+ ties that all cost over 200 bucks each. Or people that wish they had a tie collection like that.

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