There is a remarkable lack of pictures of the grey silks...at least easy to find via google. Just one in this thread, I think, and that's close up so hard to get a sense of how they look. Come on people, we need a fit pic!
I might have to ask for the Doyle for my birthday in a few weeks!
Can you tell me about the weight, how it feels..I'm guessing reasonably light, though with a ruggedness that comes with the duck canvas? Thanks for not putting buttons on the sleeve! Makes it easier to shorten.
Thanks for the pics. Pics of the shantung too in the wild? Which one did you get? I feel 8cm too narrow for me, but for a summer tie, I might opt to try one, as long as it isn't too "thin" near the knot (e.g. not too aggressive a taper). So I'd be curious to see one of the shantungs tied and worn.
Am I misremembering, or did the Raw Umbers go up in price? Matter of time before inflation raises costs etc...was thinking of picking up a pair of these for the fall, but would have felt better if they were sub $100 .
Still, can't beat the price point even now if they fit. My current (first) pair has settled in nicely after one wash at 3 months (I think I'll go ahead and wash them when I get my next pair). No need to hem...wearing them with a 1.5 inch cuff. I'd still...
On David's pictures, the two large weaves look different, the prometeo seems to have a more honeycomb structure. But having the two swatches in hand, at least for the midnight, it is very hard to see any difference by eye. Grossa is bought more often by Hober customers but I surmised (and this is David's thought too) that this is in part due to the fact that grossa was offered first in the history of Hober. Anyway, I plan to order the midnight prometeo as it seems to me...
I thought that wider faces should opt for less spread, but narrower faces for more spread. The extreme cutaways generally don't seem that nice on anyone although I have wondered if they would work well as a casual collar unbuttoned, thinking that the collars would not flop out. These days, I prefer BDs for casual shirt collars (Kamakura collars).