Fabric + Care Guide

When it comes to cleaning, storing and prepping to wear your new pieces, it can be a little confusing, we get it. Here is a comprehensive list of the styles and fabrics we offer and our recommended way to care for them.

Let's break it down by Style:

NECKTIES

Cleaning: Please follow fabric care suggestions below.

Prep to wear: Best pressed upside down while flat, using the heat settings by fabric type. Most fabrics, no matter the type, needs a moment to relax before being worn, so hanging them up after pressing is recommended.

Storing: Best if hung folded in half lengthwise, rolled or folded in quarters to travel and pressed before wearing. If you leave your necktie knotted, it's best hung or laid flat if possible.

PRE-TIED and JUNIOR BOW TIES

Cleaning: Please follow fabric care suggestions below.

Prep to wear: Adjust to your desired fit by sliding metal clasp along the length of the neck strap, either towards or away from the bow. From there, simply clasp the pieces together, align in the centre and you're good to go.

Storing: The strap can be folded up under the bow creating a neat bundle which fits nicely in a box, shelving unit, or displayed out in the open. It's best not to crush or stuff the bow ties into a cramped space to avoid bending the bow. It is fabric, after all! If this does happen and your bow needs some help, you can gently press the bow's fold with an iron along the crease to guide it back into shape.

SELF TIE BOW TIES

Cleaning: Please follow fabric care suggestions below.

Prep to wear: Bonus! This style may be pressed out prior to wearing or left tied. If pressing, do so while the pieces are untied, laying flat, using the heat settings by fabric type. You may want to shape the pieces by hand while pressing to help them straighten out. Adjust to your desired fit by sliding metal clasp along the length of the neck strap, either towards or away from the bow. From there, simply clasp the pieces together, align in the centre and you're good to go.

Storing: The strap can be folded up under the bow creating a neat bundle which fits nicely in a box, shelving unit, or displayed out in the open. It's best not to crush or stuff the bow ties into a cramped space to avoid bending the bow. It is fabric, after all! If this does happen and your bow needs some help, you can gently press the bow's fold with an iron along the crease to guide it back into shape.

POCKET SQUARES

Cleaning: Please follow fabric care suggestions below.

Prep to wear: If pressing, do so flat with seams facing down, using the heat settings by fabric type. Fold as you please. 

Storing: This one is easy; fold it up, lay it flat, whatever feels best for you. 

 

Fabric Care Guide

100% LINEN

Iron settings: Medium to high heat, taking care with clasps if present. Medium to low steam setting, if necessary. Can be steamed on medium heat to release creases in a bind.

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: While this natural fabric is beautiful, linen can be fickle and react dramatically to a lot of water. Because of this, it can 'stain' on lighter colours, so it is important to press to dry it quickly before this occurs. If it does, a little steam will help release and pressing dries any water spots.

LINEN COTTON BLENDS

Please follow above recommendations for linen.

COTTON

Iron settings: Medium to high heat, taking care with clasps if present. Medium to low steam setting, if necessary. Can be steamed to release creases in a bind.

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

100% WOOL

Perk: 100% wool rarely requires pressing when stored correctly.

Iron settings: Medium heat, taking care with clasps if present. Medium to low steam setting, if necessary. Can be steamed to release creases in a bind.

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Wool is a natural fibre that can be overheated. When this happens, it can become shiny where it has contacted the iron. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, lower your heat setting.

WOOL TWEED

Please follow above recommendations for wool.

WOOL BLENDS

Iron settings: Medium heat, taking care with clasps if present. Medium to low steam setting, if necessary. Can be steamed to release creases in a bind.

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Wool is a natural fibre that can be overheated. When this happens, it can become shiny where it has contacted the iron. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, lower your heat setting.

RAW SILK AND SILK TAFFETA

Iron settings: Medium to low heat, taking care with clasps if present. Low steam setting if necessary. 

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Silk is a natural fibre that can be overheated. When this happens, it can become shiny where it has contacted the iron. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, lower your heat setting.

While this natural fabric is beautiful, silk can be fickle and react dramatically to a lot of water. Because of this, it can 'stain' on lighter colours, so it is important to press to dry it quickly before this occurs. If it does, a little steam will help release and pressing dries any water spots.

SILK SATIN and SATIN

Please follow above recommendations for silk.

POLYESTER and POLYESTER BLENDS

Perk: Polyester rarely requires pressing when stored correctly.

Iron settings: Medium to low heat, erring on the side of the lower the better, taking care with clasps if present. Steam is not recommended.

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Polyester contains synthetic fibres that can be overheated to the point of melting. When this happens, it can become shiny where it has contacted the iron. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, lower your heat setting.

BROCADE and FABRICS CONTAINING METALLIC FIBRES

Perk: Brocade rarely requires pressing when stored correctly.

Iron settings: Low heat, erring on the side of the lower the better, taking care with clasps if present. Low steam setting if necessary. 

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Both brocade and metallic fibres contain synthetic fibres and/or actual metal woven into the fabric that can be overheated to the point of melting. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, please lower your heat setting or consider steaming gently.

ANY FABRIC WITH A RAISED PATTERN

Iron settings: Low heat, erring on the side of the lower the better, taking care with clasps if present. Low steam setting if necessary. 

Cleaning: Spot clean only, press immediately after.

Important to note: Often a fabric with a raised pattern contain synthetic fibres or plastics that can be overheated to the point of melting. To avoid this or if you notice it occurring, please lower your heat setting or consider steaming gently.

 

If you have any questions about caring for your pieces, please feel free to shoot us a hello.