If you are going on a business or personal trip that requires neckwear, it is important to pack your SkinnyTies well so they remain clean and wrinkle-free. You certainly don't want to look unkempt at your business meeting or risk ruining a tie by ironing it before a wedding. Here's a quick guide on how to pack your ties when you travel.
- Invest in a tie case. If you want to organize your ties and keep them protected, a tie case is a good option, especially if you travel frequently. Most have straps to fit two ties but it is possible to fit more in the case if needed. Some tie cases also have a small pocket for tie clips and cuff links so you can keep everything together.
- Roll them. If you don't need or want a tie case, you call roll your ties to keep them crisp. Fold the tie once lengthwise, then roll it up tightly starting with the narrow end. Store your tie in a Ziploc bag to keep it clean, then find a space in your suitcase or duffle bag where it is not going to get crushed.
- Fold your ties neatly in thirds and store in a zip compartment. Find the flattest part of your suitcase to store them in so they remain snug.
If security at the airport goes through your luggage and disrupts your efforts, or your ties somehow get wrinkled, you can remedy the problem with steam. Simply hang the ties in the bathroom when the hot shower is on, or use a steamer to get the wrinkles out. When you are done wearing a tie, untie the knot so you don't permanently crease the fabric, and hang it up. Use your preferred method above for repacking it.