Cleaning Silk Ties

Top 6 Tips on Cleaning Silk Ties

1. Avoid stains in first place:
This is a little easier said than done, but a few scenarios are most common for getting your silk ties ruined. The most common way silk ties get stained is by eating. Next time you go to a business lunch or dinner wear a napkin. Opening of the your shirt’s buttons and tugging your necktie under your dress shirt is a great option, but should not be used at a formal business lunch or dinner.

2. Avoid Wearing Solid Color Ties
Fine solid color ties will show stains the easiest. For that reason, avoid wearing solid color ties in lighter colors during dinner/ lunch events. If the solid color tie is part of your dress code, then it is advisable to have the same tie with you as a back up. At Cheap-Neckties we offer solid color ties as low as $5. There is no reason why not to buy two of the tie you like.

2. Use Cold, Not Hot Water
If possible rinse the stain on your tie with cold water right away. Avoid hot water. Hot water will cause the stain to penetrate deeper into the fabric. Simply rinse, and do not rub the stain in. At the most, dampen the tie with a moist piece of cloth.

3. Rubbing Alcohol
Diluting rubbing alcohol with cold water is a good option to clean your tie should the stain have dried already. put the solvent onto a piece of cloth and carefully tap it onto the stain. Don’t overdo this. Sometimes the stain is gone sooner than you think.

4. Dry-Cleaning a Necktie?
Dry-cleaning a necktie should be your last option. Should you have tried everything, and the stain on your silk tie is still there, then consider going to the dry-cleaner. The risk of dry cleaning a necktie is that the fabric and the inlay of the necktie will get damaged. The stain might be gone afterwards, but the tie won’t look and tie the same as before. Talk to your dry-cleaner and get more information on how the silk fabric will be treated. The tie should never be pressed or ironed as this will ruin the inlay of the necktie.

5. Send The Tie in:
Some very high end necktie brands, costing in excess of $150, offer the option to have the tie cleaned and resown by hand. This involves opening the seam of the necktie, cleaning the fabric to a as-new condition, cutting a brand new inlay, and sewing it back together. If you have a necktie that was either very expensive, or has some sentimental value (fathers day gift for instance), then this option might be right for you.

6. Keep Your Jacket closed:
If none of the things above worked for you, then keep your jacket on, and the top button closed. Wear a 3-button jacket so that the stained area of your necktie won’t be visible. You can still wear your tie and no one will notice the stain.

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How to Match Cufflinks

Tips to Match Your Cufflinks

The color options and materials for cufflinks are endless. How do you match your cufflinks? How does the shirt color and the necktie color affect your cufflink choice? How about your shoes and belt? What cufflink colors are most important? Below you will find some helpful tips on how to match your cufflinks.

Cufflink Basics
Cufflinks are a great accessory for any man. They add more sophistication and elegance to a typical blend business attire. When wearing cufflinks, make sure to always wear either a necktie, or a bow tie. If you are new to cufflinks, and are planning on buying a pair, then choose a color and style that will go with almost any shirt, suit and tie. The plain silver set of cufflinks would be best. If you prefer gold instead of silver, make sure to match the cufflink color to your belt buckle. Typically gold cufflinks get matched with a gold belt buckle, a brown belt, and matchingbrown shoes.

Matching Cufflink Colors
If you like to wear cufflinks with more color, try to match the color to other smaller pieces of accessories such as neckties, bow ties, belt buckle, shoes, and your wrist watch.

Different Cufflink Designs
Cufflinks are there so that you can add your own personal touch to your attire. Be creative and express yourself! It is advisable though to be slightly on the conservative side for business attire. Especially if you are going to a new business meeting, choose a slightly less shocking design. Cufflinks can be a great conversation starter. If you love duck hunting for example, why not wear a pair of cufflinks with some flying ducks. People that share the same passion as you will notice, and you will immediately find a common interest.

Job Interview Dress Code

What to Wear to a Job Interview

Are you currently looking for a job and have had no luck getting the job you want despite having plenty of interviews? Well, the great news is that you are already getting called back for a face to face interview. Your resume seems promising and you have done the hardest step in the job search: Preparing a good resume and sending it our to potential employers.

Practicing interview skills is not something you will learn from one second to the next, but there are a few tips that will help you leave a better impression:

Dress Right:
It is better to overdress than not. Wear a classic 2-piece suit. Dark gray is the preferred color. A white dress shirt is conservative and professional. Wear black shoes and definitely wear a black dress belt. Your socks should also be gray, or black. Finally wear a necktie that is tied with a good looking necktie knot. The best color neckties are dark blue neckties and burgundy red ties. Both of those colors are classic necktie colors for business. They are professional and conservative. The last thing you would want to do is to offend someone. Also, stay away from an outfit that is too trendy or flashy unless you are applying for a particular industry like fashion or design.

Show Eye Contact
Have eye contact during the interview, but do not stare. Having eye contact shows that you are listening and that you are interested in what the other person has to say. It also shows that you feel comfortable during the interview. Making eye contact is practiced best through repetition. Simply have more interviews. You will get good at it, and it will put you more at ease during the interview.

Have a Good Handshake
When meeting the person that will be interviewing you, shake their hand firmly. Do not over-think this one! Just shake their hand as you would shake any other person’s hand in a different situation. Make eye contact while doing so.

A smile is contagious. Be friendly and smile when appropriate. Do this right at the beginning. Show that you are excited to be there, and that you are just as excited about the interview as you are about eventually working for that company. You will be surprised how well this will be remembered. After all, it is mostly likely that you will be working with the person that is interviewing you directly. A large majority of employers say that it is more important that a person fits into their company’s, and their office’s culture than it is for the person to have specific industry, or job-related knowledge. This is in particular true for entry level positions and first time job seekers. Good Luck!

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Formal Neckties

Most Popular Formal Neckties

Are you looking for a classic black necktie to wear for a formal invitation? Every man will need a black tie in their wardrobe. But why spend much money on a tie you will only wear once or twice a year? At cheap-neckties we carry a large selection of black neckties in stock. Buy black neckties.

The top 3 most popular black neckties

To buy any of the black ties above, simply click on the image of the tie, add the tie to the shopping cart, and continue with checkout. We ship out daily and you will receive your new black tie within 3-4 business days.

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Wholesale Prices on Neckties and Bow Ties

Wholesale Neckties and Bow Ties

Do you need a large quantity of ties for a special occasion, company event, or club gathering? Are you looking for Neckties to outfit your employees with a new uniform? Before you place your order, you might want to learn more about our wholesale pricing on Neckties and Bow Ties. As a general rule, the larger the order of neckties you purchase, the larger the discounts will be. This way you can get fine, high quality neckties as low as $3.80! Only cheap-neckties will be able to offer such great wholesale pricing on neckties and bow ties.

For more than 50 neckties, the typical price break will be about 10% off from our already low prices. At cheap-neckties we offer high quality products that get inspected before we ship them to you. Should you not be 100% satisfied, simply send the ties back to us , and we will refund your purchase.

Cheap Extra Long Ties in Stock

Save on Extra Long Ties

We recently added a large selection of solid color extra long ties. Normal length neckties typically measure right around 58″ in length, and even though they are the right fit for the majority of men, a need for extra long ties exists.

Extra long ties are 3-4 inches longer in length and will fit even the tallest man. Not only tall people need extra long ties. The determining factor weather or not you will need extra long ties is the combination between collar size and your height. In addition the preferred necktie knot is a factor as well. Larger tie knots such as the popular Full Windsor Knot need more of the tie’s length. If you are tall and prefer larger tie knots, then you will need to wear one of our XL neckties. Even though special in size, and stocked in smaller quantities, offers the lowest prices on XL ties on the internet. Where else can you find a special sized tie in this quality for less than $10? Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Match a Pocket Square to Your Bow Tie

Tips to Match a Pocket Square

At Cheap Neckties we really made it easy for you to find the exact matching pocket squares for your bow ties. All our products have unique product numbers that are used to specify the exact color and pattern of the fabric. Simply look at the the product ID of the bow tie you like, add it to your shopping cart, and then go into our pocket square selection to find the matching color. If you are uncertain weather it is an exact match simply look at the pocket squares product ID. For example: The bow tie (JA24) will be an exact match to the pocket square (JA24T). It is this simple to find a matching bow tie and pocket square on our site.

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