What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part in his dream.
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz) is an American fashion designer and business executive; best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. Ralph Lauren is the definitive all-American lifestyle brand. Established by designer Ralph Lauren in the 1960s, the collections redefined simple preppy styling with clean lines, casual cuts and meticulous tailoring. Ralph Lauren was known by his classmates for selling ties to his fellow students. Ralph Lauren won the COTY Award for his menswear line. In this article we will discuss Ralph Lauren’s repp tie collection 2012.
Ralph Lauren Classics – The Repp Tie
The repp tie as we know it originated in England in the 1800s where it was worn and popularized in schools. Institutions adopted official colors that were featured prominently on the ties in contrasting stripes to identify where students came from, as well as their membership in certain clubs. By the 1920s, the tie was introduced to America where Ivy League schools incorporated it as part of their uniforms. A true classic yet always modern, the repp tie is now inextricably linked to the collegiate, preppy lifestyle and its thoroughly English heritage. They are featured every season in our men’s collections and are available in an array of colors and fabrics appropriate for most occasions—from weddings to the office to semi-formal outings.
As integral to the preppy lifestyle as the navy blazer and oxford shirt, the repp tie has earned its place in the library of Ralph Lauren classics. Although easily recognizable by its iconic stripes, which traditionally slope downward from left to right; it is actually defined by and named for the tightly woven silk fabric with tight ribbing used to make it.