The BS Necktie Chassis
Blipshift Ties are all 100% woven silk with silk backing, handmade and stain resistant. Whether as your daily driver or saved for sunny Sunday morning drives on your favorite back roads, they are of highest, designer quality and should remain in great condition, if treated well.
They measure about 3-3.1” wide at their widest point, neither hipsterishly narrow nor grandpa’s hand-me-downs wide, and run a pretty standard 58-59” in length.
If you've never tied a tie before, there's plenty of places that can provide guidance.
When removing your tie, we suggest that you not grab both ends and pull hard. That never ends well. Instead, untie the knot by reversing the method used to tie the tie. Don’t just pull the small end of your tie through the knot.
As tempting as it may be to hang it on a rusty nail in your garage, we suggest that after removing it you hang the tie on a tie rack or around the collar of a coat or hangar. You can also gently roll it up and store it in a loosely filled drawer if you have any that aren’t overflowing with awesome t-shirts.
Keepin’ it Concours Condition
To remove wrinkles, usually it is sufficient to place the tie on a tie rack overnight. If that doesn’t work, hang your tie inside your bathroom while you shower and let the steam help remove the wrinkles. For tougher wrinkles, use a handheld steamer to remove deep-set creases. Remember, silk is delicate and should never be directly ironed!
Do your best to avoid stains! It’s far easier to do this than remove ‘em. For instance, don’t wear your favorite tie while changing your transmission fluid (that’s what a 2-year old blipshift tee is for!). When eating a couple of racks of ribs, tuck a corner of the table-cloth into your collar to prevent your tie from getting stained. Now that’s classy!
Removing stains on silk is tricky. First, act quickly and always blot the stain, rather than rub. For water-soluble stains, use a clean cloth and dab with a small amount of seltzer water. While non-alcoholic beer may taste the same, it is not recommended for this purpose, or any other. For oil-based stains (What did we just talk about? We warned you not to change your oil in your tie!) much like using kitty litter on your garage floor, try using talcum powder to absorb the oil. Tougher stains can be removed with spot remover or other mild cleaning agents, but test first on the back of the tie to be sure that the remover won't damage your tie. As a last resort you can bring your tie to professional dry cleaners.
REMEMBER: ENTANGLING YOUR TIE IN YOUR
FAN BLADES CAN CAUSE WRINKLES AND STAINS