What is the best way to clean necktie? If in doubt, use the gentle cycle. Ties are sometimes made of a blend of fabrics, and you don’t want to ruin your favorite one by washing it too hot. Choose a setting that’s low temp, low spin, and use a protective washing bag.
Can I put a tie in the washing machine? Cleaning a tie in a washing machine can ruin it. Tossing a tie in the dryer can cause shrinkage to the shell or lining, as well. If hand-washing, air-dry a tie thoroughly before storing or wearing.
Should ties be washed or dry cleaned? Ties should be either hand washed or dry cleaned, depending on the material. We also recommend air drying your ties in all cases — do not tumble dry or you may damage the integrity of the shell or lining.
Does washing a tie ruin it? Yes. Most fabrics like silk or wool are best cleaned by a professional dry cleaner. Be aware: If pressed too hard (like mechanical pressing), the fibers may break and ruin the tie. Make sure the dry cleaner uses a hand press to maintain the rounded edges.