What are repp stripes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by makushin, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. makushin

    makushin Senior member

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    What is a repp tie? I tried searching.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Senior member

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    houserichichi Senior member

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    I wish a page like this existed for suit and shirt fabric patterns/weaves. Great link, Bob.
     
  4. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Well, there's Alex Kabbaz's article on fabrics.
     
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    AldenPyle Senior member

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    The repp in repp tie refers to the particular weave of the silk which affects the texture but not the pattern. Diagonally striped ties can be repp weave or not and repp ties can be striped or not.
     
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    Roger Senior member

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    ^^Correct. Repp does not refer to the pattern--striped or otherwise, but rather to the silk texture characterized by heavy, raised, diagonal ridges (like a very pronounced twill). It is true that a number of striped ties are (also) repp ties, but not all are.
     
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