I had been searching for the perfect solid wine necktie for a while, and when I saw a dark red swatch in the Drake's London fall 2012 collection I knew I had found it. Unfortunately, when our fall order arrived there were only two of that colorway in the shipment and we assumed there had not been enough silk for the entire order. It is not worth photographing only two ties for the store, so I took one home and gave the other as a gift.
Sadly, I wore that necktie exactly one time, managing to ruin it with a spot of grease. I was resigned never to see such perfection again, but this past week we got a box of neckties from Drake's and it turned out to hold the missing portion of that order from a year ago. Lined three fold, self tipped, and the silk is what Drake's calls a Super Repp.
I took another home for myself. The color is perfect with a blue jacket.