I bought a charvet tie on ebay. When it arrived, it had about 12 little pulls all over the front of the tie. Not visible in pictures, and not disclosed by seller. Seller claimed/claims tie was "New." Here's seller's response: The item is new--I bought it myself new from Saks, brought it home, and never wore it. It is as advertised--there were clear photos in the ad, and while there may be a loose thread here or there that is characteristic of the woven patterns of Charvet ties. The exact tie can be seen new in the exact same condition on a store shelf today. Do Charvet ties typically have "loose threads here or there"? Somehow, I think not. Since I'm not an expert, I thought I'd check with some - this forum. Thanks.