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Well, my new order arrived last night and I picked it up from the package room this morning. As usual, I am absolutely delighted with everything.



From left to right: magenta grenadine grossa, navy grenadine grossa, and burgundy with green pindots. All 56" by 3.75". Can't wait to wear them out in the wild.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

You do know that the swatches won't magically turn into ties right before your eyes, right? stirpot.gif You've got to e-mail David to order them.

That part was done simultaneously.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

my prediction - you buy a lot of ties.

Shh! You have insider knowledge!
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It is impossible to resist once you have the swatches.

To be serious for a moment, I actually find that it gets easier. While I have the impulse to buy, having a swatch or something provides me with an outlet to make contact with and spur me back into further deliberation. I also usually only go after swatches once I have a pretty good idea of what it is I want already and then the swatches are there for me to determine amongst a few options for that one thing. I'm a damn picky bastard, and before spending anything I usually go through several phases of "if I saved and waited, would I find something I like better?" This is part of why I often have problems shopping for RTW. I'm not averse to a good value proposition and may be willing to acquiesce to impulse if the price is right, but the answer to my question of "would I find something I will like better?" in that case is usually "yes." This sort of thing has cost me and I've passed up good deals that in retrospect I shouldn't have, but overall I'm willing to live with that to avoid having to later look in my closet and go "Dammit, that was a stupid decision." Well, at least to minimize its occurrence.
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Well, my new order arrived last night and I picked it up from the package room this morning. As usual, I am absolutely delighted with everything.



From left to right: magenta grenadine grossa, navy grenadine grossa, and burgundy with green pindots. All 56" by 3.75". Can't wait to wear them out in the wild.

cheers.gif  Got mine yesterday too. 

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Question on measurements of ties.  I got my first order the other day.  I got three ties--one English silk and two grenadines.  The funny thing is that when I tried them on they seemed slightly short and I measured them and they were all exactly one inch shorter than my specifications.  I contacted David who tells me that it is normal for ties to "contract" while in a box and that they will be the correct length after I have worn them a few times.  While I don't want to assail David's credibility, and I suspect that he will work with me to make things right if it comes to that, I was wondering whether anyone else found the ties to be a different length than specified upon arrival or whether they measure what you ordered when they arrived?  Thanks for any information.

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Question on measurements of ties.  I got my first order the other day.  I got three ties--one English silk and two grenadines.  The funny thing is that when I tried them on they seemed slightly short and I measured them and they were all exactly one inch shorter than my specifications.  I contacted David who tells me that it is normal for ties to "contract" while in a box and that they will be the correct length after I have worn them a few times.  While I don't want to assail David's credibility, and I suspect that he will work with me to make things right if it comes to that, I was wondering whether anyone else found the ties to be a different length than specified upon arrival or whether they measure what you ordered when they arrived?  Thanks for any information.

In my experience, the grenadines definitely stretch a bit over time. I imagine the English silk ones may as well, though I'd guess a bit less so and it's less noticeable due to the weave. There could also be some slight differences in how each of you measures (David may take into account how they stretch). I wouldn't worry too much about it. If they don't stretch enough, then perhaps try ordering something slightly longer in your next order (I'd only go up by half an inch though unless you'd rather err on them being too long).
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Well, my new order arrived last night and I picked it up from the package room this morning. As usual, I am absolutely delighted with everything.



From left to right: magenta grenadine grossa, navy grenadine grossa, and burgundy with green pindots. All 56" by 3.75". Can't wait to wear them out in the wild.

You need more ties (as do I), and, more importantly, a better camera! happy.gif

Can't make out the colours!
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 3/1/13 at 10:12am
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You need more ties (as do I), and, more importantly, a better camera! happy.gif

Can't make out the colours!

My Hober collection is now at 28 or 29, but yes, I do need more. That's why I bought the darned swatch sets.

Maybe a bit more light in the next picture; cell phone camera can only do so much. Colors are actually not that distorted in this shot IMO. Definitely not perfect but you get the idea.
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28-29. Damn. How accurate are the colours online, n comparison with the actual tie? fairly accurate?
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Thread Starter 
archibaldleach - great selection.
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Darn it. Don't tell me that. I'm going to be happier than i have ever been now. smile.gif

FTFY
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Shh! You have insider knowledge!

nod[1].gif

have ya'll seen the video he made of the tie making? its amazing.
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Of course. Twas phenomenal.
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Thread Starter 
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My Hober collection is now at 28 or 29, but yes, I do need more. That's why I bought the darned swatch sets.

this is my jealous face.
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Of course. Twas phenomenal.

did you recognize the tie? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

did you recognize the tie? biggrin.gif

This is my "R U SRS?" face.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

archibaldleach - great selection.

Thank you. I'm delighted with them. Especially looking forward to wearing the burgundy with green pindots tie out somewhere.
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have ya'll seen the video he made of the tie making? its amazing.

Yeah, that video is awesome.
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28-29. Damn. How accurate are the colours online, n comparison with the actual tie? fairly accurate?

I think it may vary a bit from monitor to monitor, but I've generally found them pretty accurate. Not 100% perfect, but you're not going to be misled by the colors online IMO. Ordering swatches is probably best if you care about subtle variations, which I am starting to do now that I have a good sized basic collection, hence the swatch books.
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Thread Starter 
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This is my "R U SRS?" face.

ill take that as a yes.

im very proud that i was part of getting the hober monogram option off the ground. davis is a great guy and a real pleasure to work with.


/humblebrag
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ill take that as a yes.

im very proud that i was part of getting the hober monogram option off the ground. davis is a great guy and a real pleasure to work with.


/humblebrag

As well you should be, and it was a beautiful tie to start it with.
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