I ordered an old BB foulard on eBay and received it today (I don't know how old--it has the older black keeper with "Brooks Brothers Makers All Silk Made in the USA of Imported Fabric" in white lettering and it is 3.25in wide). I was surprised to discover that the lining stops about 3.5" above the tip of the tie, leaving only thin and very flimsy silk below this point. I'm not really a big fan because it feels so unsubstantial. Two questions:
1. Is this a thing? Why is it done? All of my other ties, BB or otherwise, have linings that go all the way to the bottom.
2. The keeper appears to have been re-stitched back on. We're talking BB, not Hermes, here and I only paid $4 for the thing, so I seriously doubt that someone was trying to con me but is it possible that this is a cheap partially unlined (to save what...10 cents of wool?) tie with a BB label sewn on?
Just curious...like I said, I paid $4 for the thing so I don't care if it is a shitty tie...I just want to know why it is made this way.