Sleek towel ladder makes a great tie rack and conversation piece

Have a lot of ties? Sometimes unconventional storage is the best option — if you have the space and the need. This towel ladder is a great way to turn your tie collection into a display piece. Best in a large bedroom or even a walk in closet, this display ladder could be the perfect way to neatly store and organize neck ties.

  • Sleek and modern design will complement any household.
  • Leans right against the wall for an attractive appearance.
  • Four bars provide space to hang ties.
  • Four notched side hooks allow you to hang up clothing.
  • Width can expand from 16 to 24 inches for versatile use.
  • Rubber banding keeps it stable while leaning on the wall.
  • One side is made from natural-finished solid beechwood.
  • Other side is constructed from white rubber coated steel.
  • Two tone design coordinates with most any home space.
  • Some simple assembly may be required upon arrival.

Tie-Wearing Weather: Does it Exist?

What is the worst weather for tie wearing? Is there any weather that is better for wearing a tie than others? Sometimes during the summer I think to myself: “Would this tie be more comfortable if the weather was a little bit cooler?” Is there such a thing as tie-wearing weather?

I honestly do not know the answer to that question, but I can assure you that wearing a tie during the summer is terrible. For those of you that somehow managed to live in a place that does not get hot during the summer (I am thinking Alaska and Scandinavia, and that may be all), I can tell you a tie during that season is awful.

The tie is so tight around my neck; it acts like a plug keeping all of my body heat under my shirt. That leads to some pretty sweaty dress shirts, as you can imagine. Then, the tie itself gets all sweaty because it is right up against my neck. Talk about a disaster! I would probably look better without the tie in the first place.

Ideal Tie-Wearing Weather is like Spring in the Mediterranean

For me, ideal tie-wearing weather would be about 60 degrees, with a nice pleasant breeze and not much direct sunlight. Because even when it is not that hot out, I feel like too much sun exposure really starts to take a toll on me when I wear a tie.

I can’t really think of a situation in which it would be too cold for a tie to be comfortable. I suppose if it were so cold outside that your fingers went numb, that would be weather that is too cold for a tie. That is definitely not ideal tie-wearing weather, at least in my opinion.

So in this weather, put your tie away on a tie rack like the cedar hanging tie organizer, and wait for better days!

Tie-Wearing Weather

Secure Tie Storage: A Woman’s Perspective

Do you have a Not Unique Tie Rackshusband with a ton of ties? Do you get frustrated listening to his complaints about how all of his ties are ruined? They get ruined because he never takes the time to hang them up properly. He either drapes them over the middle bar in the closet, or just flop them over a clothes hanger. Because there is no effort put into secure tie storage, a ton of money gets wasted buying him new ties.

I know it really isn’t your responsibility, but sometimes you just need to hold their hand (or force their hand) into secure tie storage. Just leaving them willy-nilly around the closet is not acceptable anymore. Have you ever taken a tumble because there is a thin silk booby-trap waiting for your left-side step?

If the answer is yes then you are just like me and need to take a stand in favor of secure tie storage.

Secure Tie StorageLucky for everyone involved, secure tie storage is really not that hard. It is really not that expensive either. There are just a few options, and what you need depends on just how many ties your man has.

If he is some sort of used car salesman or rich business executive and has over 30  ties, then you need the wall mounted 30 tie rack. It is simple to use, not too expensive and easy to install.

Now if he is like your typical guy and has 10-20 ties, go with something a little bit simpler. The Friction Tie Rack has 24 “arms” that are perfect for ties. The friction coating ensures the ties stay in place. What is also great about this product is that you can use it too! It’s not just for ties, but for scarves and other accessories. Also, this comes in a set of two, so you actually get storage for 48 items! It requires no installation.

A Great Tie Rack for Valentines Day

Taking out the garbage, repairing that broken fence in the backyard, coaching your son’s little league tee ball team, taking the car to Pep Boys for a tune up, cooking up a four-course dinner before you go on a romantic date together – for some lucky ladies, these tasks are just a day in the life when they are with the man of their dreams. Stereotypically, it is the man that is left feeling the pressure when Valentine’s Day comes around. But when you have such an amazing man in your life, you cannot help but want to make this a special holiday.

One of the most classic gifts for Valentine’s Day is a fancy silk tie – not only is it a functional gift but it can also show a little individuality as you can select the tie pattern. However, many of our husbands or boyfriends already have an abundance of ties in the closet. It makes little sense to get them yet another tie when they have a huge issue just keeping the neckpieces they currently own organized.

This year, instead of the trite necktie, try a new spin on the classic gift – instead of a tie, get them a state-of-the-art tie rack that makes organization and finding the right tie easy. There are a wide variety of tie racks available on the market, from the standard cedar wood, wall-mounted peg rack – to the more sophisticated such as a light-up, rotating tie rack that connects to the closet rod.

No matter what type of tie rack you choose, the man in your life is surely going to appreciate the ability to organize and find tie racks quickly and efficiently. Instead of being stressed every morning because his favorite tie is wrinkly from sitting on the floor, or being stressed out because they cannot find the right tie for their big job interview, he will locate that neckpiece with ease and be ready to go right away!

Tie Rack of the Week: Accessory Rack

After taking a short break from our “Tie Rack of the Week” feature due to the Christmas holiday, I am back to highlight another convenient, durable and unique organizational rack for your closet – the accessory rack!  Normally we stick to just talking about regular tie racks, but this week I want to showcase a storage accessory that is great for a variety of items.

Most tie racks are pretty simple in their design and only really provide good storage for the one item they are intended to hold: ties. Now as most of you know, dressing your best for work takes much more than just having a stellar tie around your neck. No, there are a variety of other formal accessories that are necessary in order to look your best, including belts, scarves and other “strappy” items.

As you may know, it can be quite difficult to find a good place to store your belts and other clothing accessories – they always end up falling to the floor, making a mess and a dangerous obstacle as you get ready in the morning. Anyone that has every stepped on the “peg” side of a belt buckle will understand what I am getting at.

Accessory Racks

So without any further ado, I would like to present this week’s “Tie Rack of the Week”, which is an accessory rack made by the folks over at Interdesign. This rack is perfect because it has a compact size that fits easily into closets whether they are large or small. The hook design of the accessory rack makes it easy to hang from a closet rod, taking up very little space. The rack offers a total of fourteen hooks, which are perfect for holding not only ties, but belts, scarves and other formal wear accessories. Made from metal with a chrome finish, this rack is easy to spot among the other hangers in your closet.

A Brief History of the Necktie

We all wear them from time to time, little decorative collars that hang down our chest, adding a little bit of “flare” to our outfit. Maybe it is for church, business, celebration or whatever, but every man at some point has to clumsily attempt to pull off the Double Windsor and wear the old necktie. Maybe as you are strangling yourself while you try to tighten the knot, or frustratingly tying and untying the knot to get it at the correct length you have though to yourself, “Why am I wearing this contraptions anyways?!?!”

Well of course, like anything in fashion the modern tie sprang up after Parisians took a liking to the decorative garb of a group of Croatian mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier. After the French adopted it and called the early necktie a “cravat”, a full-fledged fashion craze swept the continent of Europe – and it wasn’t just for guys either.

Around the 19th century the tie had become a staple of formal wear, and in fact several publications were released specifying the proper way to tie and wear your cravat. At this time they were merely a proto-necktie, much more decorative and even sometimes lacy, and worn at quite a bit shorter length. But then along came the Industrial Revolution and the need for a more practical, durable and most importantly, comfortable tie and the modern necktie was born. Since then the style and preferred length of ties has morphed and melded with the ever-changing tide of fashion, but has basically retained its general form.

Now, I’m not sure how they ever stored all of their neckties back in the 19th and early 20th century, but today there are a wide variety of tie racks available, from wall mounted racks made of cedar up to motorized tie racks that rotate around and allow you to find your tie easily. Whatever your need, be sure to keep those ties hung up and looking great because nothing is worse than a frazzled tie!

Tie Rack of the Week – Auto-Rotating Tie Rack

As the Holidays are fast approaching (well, they have already approached – some of us are mid-holiday), I think the time is just about right for another installment of the popular “Tie Rack of the Week” series. Today I want to highlight a tie rack that is great for anyone that has wears ties on a daily basis and also has a large collection of ties to sort through in the morning.

Most tie racks follow a simple design – a wall mounted piece of wood with various pegs installed throughout, offering a place to hang your tie. Or, maybe it is a wood hanger with pegs on either side, also where you hang your ties. The problem with these tie racks is that they do not “grip” the ties very well, and often result in lots of ties scattered all over the closet floor.

Ties all over!

Another issue with simple, run-of-the-mill tie racks is that they do not offer very good visibility once you have reached a critical mass of ties. There is nothing more frustrating than getting ready in the morning, running late for a big meeting, and not being able to find the perfect tie to match up with your hound’s-tooth sports coat! Because the tie racks do not offer any separation between the individual ties, it all looks like a colorful, patterned bowl of spaghetti mounted to the wall or hanging in the closet.

The best solution for organizing a large tie collection is the Tie-O-Matic Motorized Tie Rack (love that name!), because it provides organized tie storage, makes it quick and easy to find the exact tie you are looking for, and really “grips” the ties and ensures they stay on the rack, not on the floor.

Tie Racks

The tie rack is able to hold an outstanding and unbelievable amount of ties – 64 total, hung from individual “hooks” that keep the tie secure in the rack. With the simple push of the button, the ties rotate around the tie rack and as they turn, show the pattern of the tie clearly, making each tie easily identifiable and quick to pick out.

This tie rack makes a great gift, and is not just for men either! It works great for lighter-weight women’s accessories like sashes, scarves, belts and more!

Tie Rack Blog: Great Gift Guide for the Professional

Is your husband always busy at work and you are not sure of what to get him this year for the holiday season? One great gift for those with hard-working business professionals is a spin on the old cliché of “get Dad a tie” – instead of an actual tie, which he surely has plenty of get him a convenient and practical tie rack this year!

Not only is a it a great gift for him, a tie rack is a great way to add organization to the closet and keep those ties off the floor, making it a bit of a gift for you, too!

There are a wide variety of tie racks available all over the internet. The first step is to decide which tie rack is the most appropriate for your man.

Maybe he is a lawyer or financial adviser and has the sort of job which requires ties every single day. This would mean he needs a whole lot of ties. In that case you would want to get a tie rack that has a lot of capacity.

On the other hand, maybe he does not wear ties daily, but prefers to wear them for special occasions.  In this case a smaller tie rack is probably acceptable and you can start to look for special features that set it apart from standard tie racks.

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Cedar Tie Racks: Save your Sweater

When holiday season comes around it is time to bust out the old Yuletide sweaters! You know, the ones that you keep bordered up in the back of your closet all year just wear a few times for this special season of the year. If you have a lot of clothing made from natural fibers, a constant threat to your garments are moths and their insatiable hunger for all things wooly. Finding your favorite ironic sweater totally tunneled through on the collar and sleeves could very well derail your entire holiday experience.

One of the best ways to keep moths away from your clothes is using cedar blocks – plus they add that great “I just came out of the woods after chopping down trees” smell! One great way to add function and cedar to your closet and protect those sentimentally valuable sweaters is to use a cedar Tie Rack!

There are a wide variety of cedar tie racks that come in different shapes and sizes. For example, this tie rack hangs from your closet pole, providing a powerful blast of cedar to the nearby clothing while offering a place to store up to 40 ties!

Hanging Tie Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great option is to use a wall mounted tie rack such as the one seen below. This rack offers a little less storage but is a more permanent fixture in the closet. What is great about this tie rack is that it is on a stable surface, so ties will not be constantly falling to the floor, which can often be the case with hanging tie racks.

Wall Mounted Tie Rack

 

 

 

 

By using these tie racks that are made from cedar you can help ward away unwanted sweater-eating creepy crawlers like moths. At the same time adding excellent storage and organization to your closet, this is a win-win decision!

A Gifty Tie Rack!

Looking for a great gift for a guy friend for the holidays?  Maybe you’ve been giving your dad, brother or hubby ties for years for gifts and now he needs a safe place to keep them.  Or maybe you’re just getting your guy friend started on a tie collection.  Whatever your situation, a men’s tie rack is a great gift idea for that special guy in your life.  Here is my guide to buying the right tie gift for guys, broken down by relationship.

For Dad:

The Tie Rack – Get him something special, and something automatic.  A rotating tie rack is an extra special gift for your father; it really shows your love.  The beauty of these is that they often have an automatic light with them, so getting dressed in the morning is really not a problem.  Also they turn easily, allowing you to select a tie with ease!

For Your Boyfriend:

An over the closet rod style hanging tie rack is the way to go.  It’s a thoughtful gift and allows him to use it without any special mounting to the walls, after all it is his place!

For your Brother:

Go with a sleek, modern chrome or finished wooden tie rack that mounts to the wall.  It’s something he can keep for years and will remember you for each time he selects a tie in the morning.

For your Husband:

Really if you are buying a tie rack for your husband, you are also buying it for yourself.  Maybe you want a little extra room in the closet and this is just the way to gain it!  Or maybe you are sick of his ties falling all over the floor of your shared walk-in.  I suggest an automatic spinning tie rack or a wall mounted version.  Cedar is a nice choice and repels moths and insects, a major bonus for your wardrobe as well!