Rated 5 out of 5 Must-have classic
I owned one of these about 15 years ago second-hand (yes, that's how much tradition this design is steeped in) and at that point, it already had to be at least 20 years old - it was about 4 1/2" across on the wide blade, suggesting it was made in the early '70s. Total antithesis of the Dacron harvest gold and avocado horrors of that era. Even though it was over-wide, it was sharp and classed up my outfits. The navy with white stripe (the colorway I owned) is the perfect way to bring together a navy suit or blazer and a white shirt; other colorways will create similar harmonies with other outfits. The elegant simplicity of a plain stripe on a solid field is simply elegant. I finally had to retire mine when the fraying became noticeable after a great many wearings; I was glad to see BB brought back the navy/white colorway after many absent seasons. Buy this tie in the colorways that best match your suits/jackets and shirts; it will become a perennial favorite.
January 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Downndr Indefinable elegance
This tie has a certain je nes sais quoi - literally, 'I dont know what' elegance about it. It projects confidence with bold clarity. I own the navy in gold stripe and the tie never fails me. The fabric quality is top notch. Do buy one.
December 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yanick Excellent
Good product, this tie is very nice, very good looking & profesionnal.
To all tall custumers: if you're 6' or taller buy the long one. I made this mistake (I though they were all long ones) but Brooks Brothers told me that there were no problem for exchange. After Sale Service is A1!
November 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by OrangeGent Classic Pattern
Navy and White repp. Very classic design worn by many stylish men. Can be worn with nearly all combinations. This is the 3"ish classic width.
February 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by adm617 Great tie!
Fun tie that matches well with a lot of your wardrobe.
July 14, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eulenaugen A great, basic tie, but best bought in-store
These ties are the right width--neither too wide nor too narrow. Personally, I think the BB#3 Repp Tie, with its pencil stripe (or almost-pencil stripe), is the most classic offered by BB and has great versatility. The silk is nice, though it could be thicker and weightier.
But my only real complaint is the color. For many of the color combinations, the website photo is not true to the actual color. For example, the light blue with pink stripe. In reality, the light blue is practically an electric shade of light blue, NOT a baby blue. And the pink is more like a salmon color and is not a light pink.
January 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stevz Pink stripes on navy
I bought one of these online (in pink stripes on navy), the stripes are bolder than I thought, which could either be good or bad depending on your preferred style. For me, it's a great choice for less formal occasions, but if you are looking for something more versatile and subtle, go for the navy-white combination.
July 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Davy I was only going to buy a Blue Repp Tie with a red stripe to replace one that had worn out but after reading a review from someone who had just bought a replacement for his worn out Blue Repp Tie with a white stripe, it quickly became apparent that I needed one of each.
May 27, 2010