A silk and polyester blend necktie featuring a repeating pattern of small colorful college shields on a maroon background. The tie measures 57" long and 3 1/2" wide at the widest point. The back of the tie has a sewn-in label that reads "Brooks Brothers Makers 65% Silk 35% Polyester Woven in England." The condition of the necktie is very good, with no stains, rips, snags, or holes.
Sizing: The widest point of the tie should evenly match the widest point of a jacket's lapel when buttoned. A 58" long necktie fits most people but the width varies depending on personal style. An ultra-skinny tie is 2” wide and a classic skinny tie is 2.5” wide. A 3” wide tie is suitably modern and 3.25”-3.5” is a more traditional width (and works well for big or tall men). When tied, the bottom of the tie should hit the middle of your belt buckle.
Cleaning and Maintenance: To keep ties looking their best, remove the tie by reversing the steps taken to tie the tie. Hang ties up on a tie rack or clothes hanger to allow any wrinkles to ease out. Treat stains by blotting (not rubbing) the affected area with water or seltzer or, if it's a grease stain, talcum powder. Wait a few hours then brush off and clean with a cloth. Avoid ironing your tie. If there are wrinkles, hang it up in the bathroom while taking a shower or use a steam iron for deeper wrinkles.