Tie Storage Tips
How to Store Your Ties
You can probably guess that I am quite the tie aficionado. In fact, over the years I have collected over a hundred different neckties in all imaginable colors, designs, and cuts. As my tie collection grew, finding a particular tie became more and more difficult. Eventually I decided to store my ties in a way that allowed me to quickly find the one I had been looking for. Below I am giving you tips to store your neckties.
Buy a Tie Rack or Two
In my biased opinion specialty made tie racks are the way to go – especially if you have over two dozen different ties. Not only will it be easy to quickly see your entire collection, but quality tie racks will also protect the fabric of the tie. When shopping for a tie rack there are a few things you want to consider: How many ties fit on the rack, how secure are the ties (can they slide off easily), and finally how easy is it to remove and/or hang a tie on the tie rack? After trying a few different tie rack designs I decided that I prefer those tie racks that you can mount inside of your closet door. The individual hangers fold in, keeping the needed storage space at a minimum, while at the same time making it easy to quickly find the tie you have been looking for.
I suggest you don’t over-stuff your tie rack for two reasons: First, keeping some space between the ties allows the fabric to breathe which will eliminate odors. Second, having some space between each tie makes it much easier to find the tie you are looking for.
Sort by Color
When matching a tie to shirt and suit it is the color that matters most. Thus, it makes sense to sort your neckties by color and to arrange them from light to dark. I actually have seven different tie racks that I mounted on the inside of my closer door. The colors are as follows: Red ties, yellow and green ties, black white silver ties, blue ties, brown and burgundy ties, orange pink and purple ties, multi-colored neckties.
I hope this tie storage advice was helpful. Should you not want to spend money on a tie rack then you can also use a hanger, or roll up your ties and place them into a drawer. Regardless of which method you choose, make sure that your ties are not hung in direct sunlight as this may cause colors to fade.
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5 thoughts on “Tie Storage Tips”
Hi Hendrik. I have a lot of ties which I hang on a narrow rod using a tan hook mfgd by MiTie in Chicago. THey have a hook on the upper part for hooking over a bar and a slot along the bottom for the tie to slide into. I have about seventy five ties and seventy five hooks. Sometimes the hooks break. I can’t find this company to buy replacement hooks. Have you ever heard of them? I would like to buy replacements.
Hi Dean, thanks for the comment and suggestion on tie storage. I have not heard about such a tie rack and unfortunately don’t know where to buy the replacement hooks.
Have been trying to find a wooden tie rack like the one you described in your “Tie Storage Tips”. One that can be mounted on a door or wall, and the “hooks” fold to the right and left to minimize space and folded back out again to view the tie collection. There was one sold by “Stacks and Stacks” that still appears in internet searches that is no longer available. Also found vintage ones on ebay that were sold out, but they had horses or dog pictures on them. Any ideas on where I can get a classy looking wooden tie/belt rack with folding hooks? Thanks!!
Have you tried the Container Store? They have some very nice closer organization items. I recently bought a new closet there elfa.
My challenge is that I have acquired excellent ties (most from Sulka I NY), however, being retired I do not wear a tie all that often.
So in addition to trying to find an acceptable tie rack, I would also like to find one that would protect the ties from gathering dust.
Any suggestions would be helpful.