Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by makushin, Nov 26, 2007.
What is a repp tie? I tried searching....
A diagonally striped tie the colors of which indicate a particular regiment.
I wish a page like this existed for suit and shirt fabric patterns/weaves. Great link, Bob.
Well, there's Alex Kabbaz's article on fabrics.
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.
^^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.
No? That's a regimental tie.
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