Dress To Impress
First up, if your stain is water soluble, try using setlzer, tonic, or club soda. (BLOT Only) And if your stain is oil based, try using talcum powder, or cornstarch as soon as you possibly can if you want the best outcome/result. Allow the powder to remain on the tie for a few hours to set. After that you may brush it off and use a soft cloth to clean it. You may need to repeat this process a few times depending on how badly the tie's been stained. If these methods fail you, the next step is to give the dry cleaners a try. Remember though, if you are ever bringing a tie to the dry cleaner be sure that you tell them not to press your ties as this can cause their rolled edges to flatten and then therefore lose their shape. If your ties are well kept and properly maintained, they can last you a lifetime!
“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.”Say you’re wearing a shirt with large checks; you can wear it with a tie that perhaps contains thick stripes. If you were to wear a pattern shirt with large checks and a tie with large checks the two patterns will clash with one another, by wearing a tie with small thin stripes or small checks, you are giving each it's own platform, this is important. This is what shows others your great and unique sense of style. Don’t worry about following all the “rules”. Have some fun and come up with your own great combinations. Once you have a better handling on pairing your shirt and tie and figuring out what colors and patterns make for a great look you will have successfully accomplished this very handy skill that not only makes you look great but feel great too. You are given these "rules" to follow to make sure you are grasping the basics, do not neglect them though as they are very vital in educating yourself on clothing and fashion. As you become more knowledgeable and grow more comfortable in making these decisions, you then will learn to manipulate these rules you've become so accustomed too and then you will break these rules in fabulous style! Now get out there and try it!
– Charles Bukowski
“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson