Storage is the other major factor in maintaining your tie collection. Putting ties away properly is key to maintaining their shape and avoiding creases. Regardless of the type of fabric, ties will crease if not stored properly. So as soon as your tie comes off, hang it on a coat hanger or over the dowel in your closet. Hanging the tie up properly also allows for the creases from the knot to fall out, and keeping it in your wardrobe protects from constant exposure to light that may fade the fabric.
When travelling, it is best to roll ties loosely from the narrow end and position them near the top of the case, rather than under weightier items. Some travellers place rolled ties inside clean socks for added protection. Alternately, keep the tie you are planning to wear rolled softly inside your jacket pocket. For regular travellers, specialty tie cases can also be purchased.
How to deal with creases
Although storing ties properly is your first line of defense, it may not be enough. With regular wearing a tie will tend to develop creases, so it is helpful to know some steps to protect your ties from excessive creases.
One way to prevent creases is to avoid wearing the same tie two days in a row, allowing the tie time to regain its shape.
When creases do appear, the best cure is steam. The easy way to do this is to hang your tie in the bathroom while you shower. For tougher wrinkles, apply a steam iron over a clean, soft cloth to protect the tie surface, or a handheld steamer.