Why I’m Intentionally Wrinkling my Ties

Vintage Tie PressI’m such a lemming! 

One of the blogs I follow regularly is Kempt (now an UrbanDaddy publication which is news to me!). A week ago, they posted a note about vintage tie presses. Now, I’ve been wearing ties a couple days a week since I was a freshman in high school, and I had never heard of a tie press before, but it makes a lot of sense. Occasionally, your tie will get a wrinkle or two and there is no great way to get it out in a hurry.

A quality tie will see the wrinkles disappear just from hanging it for a few days, but if you don’t have that kind of time, an iron can be very dangerous, if not fatal, and a steamer isn’t much better.

Enter the tie press: a vice-like device that gently presses the wrinkle(s) out of your precious silk seven-fold without the risks of some kind of piping hot instrument damaging the silk or the lining. 

After brunch last weekend, we stopped into an antique consignment shop and found a couple of goodies for the store, including the tie press pictured above. I’m now dying to wrinkle a tie just to have an excuse to use it tomorrow!

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.