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post #1006 of 4894
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

forest green with medium gray is a fantastic color combination IMHO



+1.  Also love navy blue and the bitter chocolate with my medium grey suit.  Not sure about the best color for a wedding, though.

 

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Thanks for the all the feedback. I didn't expect to get so much of it and was mainly posting the swatches for others' use.

 

I agree with the several people who like the forest green, but I'd need it for May so the fact that it's out of stock probably rules it out. Plus, the bride will wear red shoes and, while I don't want to match anything, I don't want to clash either (or evoke Christmas).

 

In my mind, it's down to the navy/dark navy or the charcoal/silver. I think the former looks a bit better with the suit and is a combo for the ages, but the latter is a bit more formal and appropriate for a wedding. Not that formal is everything here; the bride's wearing red shoes after all.

 

Thanks again.

post #1008 of 4894
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

Sure... PM me an address and they're yours.

Done...many thanks!!
post #1009 of 4894
Step right up, gentlemen! I still have a Hober linen swatch set available for free to he who asks first.
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but I want to order a couple ties from the site in 8.5cm width, and do not see where anywhere on the site how to specify this option. Do I need to email them?
post #1011 of 4894
You can put that in the 'notes' on your order, but probably easier just to email them.
post #1012 of 4894

I have a Macclesfield Madder swatch set from Threadbearer free to the first one who pm's me an address and agrees to pass it on.  (The colors are stunning, so much richer than the internet pics).

 

this set has been claimed


Edited by tdude - 4/1/12 at 6:28am
post #1013 of 4894
^^ and I think there's a note on the site mentioning that David's traveling this week, so emailing with him now might not be as speedy as usual.

If this is your first order, I definitely recommend having some communication with David before placing it. There are likely to be minor details you'll think about or questions you'll have at the last second.
post #1014 of 4894
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

Step right up, gentlemen! I still have a Hober linen swatch set available for free to he who asks first.

You people are crazy for not snapping up this swatch set. smile.gif

To tempt you, here's a pic of three Hober ties. From L to R: dark navy fina grenadine, striped grossa grenadine, and midnight blue linen.

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New squares arrived recently from Sam Hober. From top to bottom:

 

Thai Blue 2 Mudmee Silk Pocket Square #7

 

Thai Black 3 Mudmee Silk Pocket Square #17

 

Carlo Riva - Blue & White Twill Cotton Pocket Square #2

 

White Super Oxford Cotton Pocket Square #32

 

HOBER SQUARES.jpg

 

Now to put them to good use...

post #1016 of 4894
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Am I the only one who thinks they are so perfect as to be unattractive, especially in pocketsquare?
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

^ Yes.


By which I meant, yes you are the only one.
post #1017 of 4894
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

You people are crazy for not snapping up this swatch set. smile.gif
To tempt you, here's a pic of three Hober ties. From L to R: dark navy fina grenadine, striped grossa grenadine, and midnight blue linen.

Fantastic!

Details on construction? Hand-rolled edges?
post #1018 of 4894
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

Received a nice box of goodies from David.
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Didn't realize David could do a contrasting edge.
post #1019 of 4894
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Didn't realize David could do a contrasting edge.

Cantabrigan,

The silk naturally makes a contrast edge which sometimes happens and is a nice look.

Last week we were in Chiang Mai* where later this month we are leaving the big city and moving to a new workshop. We will have room to work more with dyeing silks so hopefully, we are not too far away from contrast edges for our pocket squares.

I have a whole series of creative projects planned. Chiang Mai in addition to being a friendly city with beautiful mountains is also the center of hand crafted work in Thailand which will make it easier for us to recruit artisans for our training programs.

Also I have not forgotten about your regimental request...

AlexSF,

Your thoughts on pocket square edges are very interesting and I understand and respect them - sort of like the casual look that some Italians like?

Although, I don't share your viewpoint as perfection is a never ending goal for us in everything we do and i love the look and feel of perfect rolled edges.

The rustic look of pocket squares is very easy to do which is why almost all makers use it. They typically outsource production in the West and use poorly skilled factory workers in the East. Literally they can make pocket squares in 5 to 15 minutes with a large profit margin.

The pocket squares that we make take around 2 hours by a highly trained expert. Also we balance our squares as we make them constantly checking the construction and tearing the pocket square apart if not perfect.

* Emails are now being answered from last week - we travel with Sam Hober (our 6 year old daughter Samantha) and Benjamin (4) so laptops and emails are not much of an option - my apologies for slow responses...
post #1020 of 4894
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

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I have the middle one. Very understated and looks much better IRL.
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