Everything you need to know about corporate silk ties

There is no fabric that comes close to replicating the delicate sensation of silk pouring through your hands. Silk has been a prized product for generations, having originated in China countless years ago. Silk has the advantage of giving a tie a dazzling and rich colour, making you stand out in a crowd. For this reason, most men reserve silk ties for formal occasions rather than wearing them throughout the day. Read on to learn all you need to know about silk ties today, including their history, the benefits of wearing corporate silk tiesat work and how to take care of them. 

What is the history of the corporate silk tie?

Silk has been used as a cloth in China since 6000 BCE, and a thriving silk trade sector has grown out of it. It arrived in America in the 17th century, but it was too costly for the majority of early settlers. Fast forward to 1880 and the rowing club of Oxford University’s Exeter college produced the first school silk tie – and that was where the modern school and work tie was born. 

These silk ties were popular among the Victorian middle class because industrialisation allowed for mass manufacture, allowing men to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate their social superiority or declare their affiliation to a particular organisation.

Top 3 pros of wearing a corporate silk tie

Men’s silk ties can be found in our favourite tie stores, dress shops, and online stores all around the world. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider investing in a corporate silk tie:

• According to many fashion experts, wearing the proper tie can represent a person’s personality. It offers the wearer a sense of neatness and professionalism, making it perfect for a business setting.

• While other ties may express a person’s sense of humour, silk ties can project a feeling of accomplishment. Having a nice silk tie can also have a positive impact on your self-esteem and personality.

• When a corporate silk tie is produced using a quality process, it’s made to last. Rather than squandering your money on low-quality ties, we suggest investing in a high-quality tie as it’ll be more cost-efficient in the long term.

How can I maintain my corporate silk tie?

To avoid damage, a silk tie should be dry-cleaned or hand-washed. Avoid putting a silk tie in the washing machine since it will ruin its form and colour drastically.

A corporate silk tie should be steamed as the inside folds and top lining of a silk tie can be damaged by ironing. If you do need to iron it, lay a cloth underneath it and place a small damp cloth on top. Then, iron over the tie on the lowest temperature. 

Contact Keltic Ties today

With a focus on customer service, craftsmanship and value, here at Keltic Ties, we’re pleased to say that we’re among the UK’s leading suppliers of custom ties. A family-run business, we have been designing and supplying quality silk ties for over 20 years, so contact us today on 01922 612 888 to learn more about our range of corporate silk ties.


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