Ties are unfortunately placed in the worst spot for spillage. So if you happen to drag your tie through the soup, here's how to clean it.

Damage control

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For light stains, immediately dab with soda water (cool tap water will do in a pinch). Never rub. When you get home, hand-wash with a gentle detergent, such as Woolite.

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For oily stains, throw on some talcum powder and let it absorb overnight. Then hand-wash with a gentle detergent.

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If all else fails, pay a visit to the dry cleaner. Never put a tie in the washing machine, because even the gentlest cycle is too rough.

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