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A Study in Stripes: Regimental and Repp Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    Hmm, "solid striped" seams like another contradiction to me, lol. :p "Reppe stripe" is probably the term you're looking for, like jrd said. Reppe silk has a diagonal, twill texture to the weave, but this texture is usually much less obvious than grenadine.
     


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    Haha Reppe stripe it is. Sorry, I'm new to SF, still learning up my terms [​IMG]
     


  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Here are a few ties I've been lusting after:


    This "Blackwatch" regimental from Ben Silver
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    Charles seems to wear this tie a lot. Very versatile
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    Drakes shantung

    http://www.drakes.com/online-shop/ties/view-all/untipped-woven-shantung-8cm-silk-tie-5951
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    This Cappelli ready-to-wear from Gentleman's Footwear. Comes in the perfect width, and a lower price. (No US customs bill to boot)

    http://gentlemensfootwear.myshopify...li-napoli-regimental-tie-in-navy-green-8-5-cm
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    I already have several blue stripe ties, but this one from Linkson speaks to me for some reason. Need it on my tie rack! It's sold out, unfortunately

    http://linksonjack.com/ties/repp-ties/navy-amp-white-repp-tie/
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    Also this @conradwu is gorgeous

    http://www.conradwu.com/collections/neckties/products/dark-navy-double-bar-stripe-shantung
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    Another blue tie from Ben Silver

    http://www.bensilver.com/Mogador-Stripe-Tie-in-True-Blue,26526.html#.U6aG-_lAHng

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  4. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    No worries. :)

    Somewhat relevant to this thread: (start at the bottom) http://putthison.com/tagged/The-Necktie-Series

    ^ An awesome write-up by my favorite menswear blog on almost everything you need to know about ties.
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  6. Evolve

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    Some interesting historical notes about my ties. Here are the organization's they were originally meant to represent, left to right:

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    1. Sam Hober (now discontinued) - "Brigade of Guards" (alternative website)

    2. Corneliani - looks like a smaller scale "Oxford & Cambridge Golfing Society" (alternative website)

    3. Cappelli - unsure

    4. Talbott for Nordstrom vintage - unsure

    5. YSL - unsure

    6. Polo - unsure

    7. Polo - looks like a smaller scale "Downside School, Stratton on the Fosse. Founded 1607. Alumni are known as Old Gregorians." (alternative website) or "Old Felstedian"
    J. Press has a nearly identical one on sale right now: http://www.jpressonline.com/regimental-navy-gold-red/

    8. Cappelli - looks like a smaller scale, darker color "Derbyshire Yeomanry." (alternative website)

    9. Polo - looks like a larger scale, darker color "Old Andronians." (alternative website)

    10. Hober - unsure
     
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  9. Evolve

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    This Vanda tie is pretty sweet:

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  11. jrd617

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    Thinking this thread could turn @in stitches to the stripe side...
     


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    +1, don't care for either of those. Too pastel.
     


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    It looks like it's a shatung version of the tie for "Harrow School"

    http://www.bensonandclegg.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=91
     


  14. Evolve

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    ^ Interesting. I don't really care about the historical origins of certain regimental stripes, though. They're essentially irrelevant these days, and I'm actually surprised that a design as classic and simple as the navy/white double bar is claimed by an organization. Usually true "regiment" ties are comprised of more than two colors, or a more complex/unique design.
     
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  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I choose striped ties that according to their aesthetic appeal, not their history

    But it is fun learning about a particular organization/school from the 20th century that picked that set of colors and scale/size

    If you look at my collection, I have an eclectic historical mix: Ties that are supposed to represent the troops guarding the English monarchy; Ties that are supposed to represent a golf club in Oxford; and then a few ties that are supposed to represent various English boarding schools.

    I have zero connection any of those organizations. Yet their ties spoke to me through my computer screen and said "pick me"

     
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