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Originally Posted by mavrick465 View Post

Hello, I am about to purchase 3 of David's ties and I just have a few questions, if someone wouldn't mind answering.  I will be buying 2 Grenadine ties; 1 Dark Navy and 1 Bitter Chocolate. However, I am still undecided as to whether I should get the Grenadine Fina or the Piccola Grenadine.  Does anyone have a suggestion, or wouldn't mind explaining why someone would pick one over the other?  

Lastly, the reason I am buying from him, besides the great reputation, is that I can get the 61" tie length that I need as I am 6'4".  I haven't owned any extra long ties and the standard ties I own now are 3.25in in width.  I didn't know if increasing the length means I should change the width? Is 3.25" acceptable on a 61" tie?  Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance!

3.25" max width is going to look fairly narrow with your height - but if this is what you usually wear and it looks right to you, then by all means go for it. The other consideration is whether the knot will tie up nicely. You can leave this to David though, if he knows your height and the type of knot you usually tie then he will make sure the tie's width in the knot region will be right.

I threw up a pic of the four grenadine weaves together a few pages back. A looser weave seems a bit less formal to me, but I think it mainly comes down to what you like the look of.
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Originally Posted by cold war painter View Post


3.25" max width is going to look fairly narrow with your height - but if this is what you usually wear and it looks right to you, then by all means go for it. The other consideration is whether the knot will tie up nicely. You can leave this to David though, if he knows your height and the type of knot you usually tie then he will make sure the tie's width in the knot region will be right.
I threw up a pic of the four grenadine weaves together a few pages back. A looser weave seems a bit less formal to me, but I think it mainly comes down to what you like the look of.

Ahh thank you for the link, just what I was looking for!

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Originally Posted by Skanstull View Post

I ordered a beautiful grenadine as my first Hober tie, with express shipping as I was eager to get it. It travelled around the world, from Thailand to Scandinavia... I paid for customs and picked it up, just to lose the package on the bus, 100 feet from home... I regret I didn't open the package at work - then I would have at least known what it was like!! shog[1].gif
Hi Skanstull! What is the custom charge of a tie?
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Very happy with my Christmas haul:

^ Clockwise from top, dark navy garza grossa, dark chocolate garza fina, dark red garza fina, forest green garza grossa, macclesfield #98 (six fold, hand-rolled edges), black garza fina. Under the watch is a macclesfield madder pocket square. Between the ties is the garza fina swatch set. The perimeter is the garza grossa swatch set.
Close-up of the ties:

The Macclesfield:

The swatch sets definitely have me planning my next order.
Are those grenadines lined or unlined?
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^ They are lined.
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quote name="HEPennypacker" url="/t/245529/a-sam-and-david-hober-tie-appreciation-thread/1500#post_6019337"]^ They are lined.[/quote]
Thanx. Beutiful!
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I recently ordered four grenadines, bringing my Hober tie total to seven:
  • navy fina
  • forest green fina
  • bitter chocolate piccola
  • dark purple piccola
  • black grossa
  • dark navy grossa
  • burgundy grossa

My hope is to be able to wear a Hober tie everyday eventually. Next up will be some Macclesfields.

Unfortunately I stained the navy fina recently. I wanted to send it to Tie Crafters, but that wasn't an option with their four-tie minimum, so it's at Rave Fabricare right now. I'm hoping they can work some magic.

Thanks, David, for making such great ties.
Edited by ChetB - 1/6/13 at 1:29pm
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I'm at five Hobers. Talking with David about a sixth, something he's described as a bit of an experiment (unlined four fold piccola). Now that somebody has mentioned it, I'll have to get a 7th so as to have one every day of the week.
 

I am really, really happy that Panta doesn't offer more colors in their grenadines. Hober and Panta provide two different types of ties...but if they didn't...well...hard choices would have to be made.

 

EDIT: seriously...David is amazing to work with.

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If David offered tussah and shantung, I'd be putting his kids through college.
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If David offered tussah and shantung, I'd be putting his kids through college.


tussah, shantung, and knit ties from David? drool.gif
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If David offered tussah and shantung, I'd be putting his kids through college.

 

+1. David, any chance of offering shantungs for this summer? You'd likely have a lot of takers...

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Originally Posted by applky View Post

 

+1. David, any chance of offering shantungs for this summer? You'd likely have a lot of takers...

 

+1

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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

If David offered tussah and shantung, I'd be putting his kids through college.


+1

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Originally Posted by applky View Post

 

+1. David, any chance of offering shantungs for this summer? You'd likely have a lot of takers...

+1

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STITCHY (if you say his name in all caps, he appears, right?)

 

As the forum's greatest Hober champion (though the entire forum pretty much reps his goods at this point), what say you to Hober shantung?

 

(though perhaps Hober already accounts for enough tie awesomeness and does not need to expand...)

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