BB#5 Rep Tie

The classic Rep tie dates to the early 20th century when Britain donned their regimental ties with left-to-right stripes to represent heart to sword. They quickly caught on with the boarding school and social club set. And in 1902 we Americanized the style by switching the direction of the stripes in a nod to every-man democracy. Today the BB#5 pattern made from silk expertly woven in Italy, is an enduring classic having graced the collars of our biggest pop-art stars and presidents for over a century.

58" length; 3 ┬╝" width

  • 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Italy
Item No. MA03182

BB#5 Rep Tie

$98.50
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The classic Rep tie dates to the early 20th century when Britain donned their regimental ties with left-to-right stripes to represent heart to sword. They quickly caught on with the boarding school and social club set. And in 1902 we Americanized the style by switching the direction of the stripes in a nod to every-man democracy. Today the BB#5 pattern made from silk expertly woven in Italy, is an enduring classic having graced the collars of our biggest pop-art stars and presidents for over a century.

58" length; 3 ┬╝" width

  • 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Italy
Item No. MA03182

The Heritage Shop: The Rep Tie

Military-Inspired, Globally Ubiquitous
The Heritage Shop

The History

Classic rep ties date back to the early 20th century when British military donned their regimental ties with left-to-right diagonal stripes to represent heart to sword, nodding to their fighting roots. The style quickly caught on with civilians in the boarding school and social club set. In 1902 Brooks Brothers Americanized the style by switching the direction of the stripes.

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A Labor of Love

Seventeen different steps are employed to make a Brooks Brothers rep tie—an Ivy League style favorite—including folding, sewing, shaping, pressing, tagging and bar-tacking three pieces of silk, two pieces of tipping, and one piece of interlining.

A Style Icon

The Brooks Brothers rep tie has informed Ivy League, classic American collegiate style for over 100 years. The rep tie has been a favorite of everyone from US Presidents to pop stars to iconic artists.