You can see the wood surface underneath because it's an unlined tie.
Confirmed garza fina example:
Edited by jrd617 - 7/29/11 at 11:28am
Not sure what to make of this vintage "Grenadine" I just picked up and thought I'd ask the tie experts of SF. Also, I am unsure of the posting etiquette so I have placed the question in this thread. Would it be better to post somewhere else or make a new thread? Anyways, on to the tie!
The label on the back says Son & Man "Arbiter" via Condotti, '84 - Roma. Untipped, unlined, purposely hand-rolled edge on only one side (makes for a very distinct asymmetrical look!), and most importantly, the "grenadine" alternates in a square pattern throughout the tie. Because of this pattern, the transparency of the tie also has a distinct look (see pic). There is a button(?) on the back of the tie - what are these for? It says "Seta caricata" on one side (which I believe refers to partially "cooked" silk to strengthen fibers) and has something like a leaf or fruit with a chain across it on the other side.
Back of tie (Click to show)
I'm in the process of restoring the condition on the tie. Does anyone have any more information they could share about the tie? Many thanks!