Bought this tie a year ago and just haven't worn it very much. From the website description: "Our Mulberry Wool Solid necktie is cut from the finest Italian wool, and is handmade in New York City. The light weight Merino wool is woven in Como, Italy and finished in Biella, the wool capital of the world. Each tie is 3 inches wide and 58 inches long." The pictures give it a little bit of a purple cast, but it is definitely a deep red color. The last picture is much closer to the color in real life, but the flash makes it brighter than it really is. Shipped via USPS Priority Mail with tracking. Payment via Paypal.