While cleaning a tie can be a delicate procedure, it becomes all the more intricate when the tie is made of
silk. Silk, being a glossy and smooth material, requires extra care and judicious maintenance. As with other ties, silk ties also should not be subjected to dry-cleaning as this vigorous process
may wear out the sheen of the tie. Additionally, the rounded edges may get pressed flat. For normal stains and spots, the local application of club soda or seltzer along with minimal rubbing
should get rid of the blemishes. This treatment, however, is only suited for water-based stains. For oil-based stains, it makes sense to spread a layer of talcum powder on the affected area which
would serve to absorb the grease from the stain, making cleaning easier.
Certain stubborn stains that do not disappear through conventional means may require mild chemical spot
removers or cleaning agents. When using these cleaners, it is recommended that the user first try them out on the rear of the tie to confirm that the tie fabric is not affected. At home, ties can
be cleaned with normal detergents and water, taking care that the tie is not scrubbed too harshly.
The most frequently used scarf accessories include scarf pins, shawl pins, brooch pins and scarf clips.
Scarf pins come in brass, gold or silver-plated settings and are available in various shapes – oval, round, large or small. These pins help to secure the scarf or shawl in place, and at the same time enhance the over all look of the outfit you are wearing. With a scarf pin you could do without too many fancy knots.
If you want to style a shawl, then a shawl pin will be of great help – there are lots of designs and patterns to choose from. The wired ones are quite innovative. Optionally, you can accessorize your scarf, coat, jacket, or any wardrobe item with an antique style brooch in sterling silver. Scarf clips are also useful, especially when it comes to securing the scarf in place. Besides, these scarf clips in beautiful designs and patterns, add to the over all appearance.
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