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Funny, this is basically the exact same situation I am in. I ordered my first set of ties from David a couple of weeks ago, and they should be arriving soon. I'm just trying to hold back on buying anything else until the first order comes in!

Haha. My order shipped March 8 via registered airmail. David says to allow three weeks for delivery, but from what I've gathered reading this thread, it's usually only about two weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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By the way Matt, I love that navy tie in your avatar pic. Is it yours? What is that, a six fold? I'm contemplating an unlined six or seven fold as one of my next Hobers. Maybe a solid reppe silk. Would be expensive though, and definitely a one-off thing for me.
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Images of the new macclesfields are up!

http://www.samhober.com/new-macclesfield-printed-silk-ties/

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Will have to add 191 & 193 to my wish list!!
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Images of the new macclesfields are up!

http://www.samhober.com/new-macclesfield-printed-silk-ties/

 

Hmm, since I posted that link, it seems to have changed to http://www.samhober.com/macclesfield-printed-silk-ties/

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Will have to add 191 & 193 to my wish list!!

Is 193 on a black or midnight blue background, can you tell?  I THINK black, but I'm not positive.

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Images of the new Rough Thai Silk are up now too - http://www.samhober.com/rough-thai-silk-ties/

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

By the way Matt, I love that navy tie in your avatar pic. Is it yours? What is that, a six fold? I'm contemplating an unlined six or seven fold as one of my next Hobers. Maybe a solid reppe silk. Would be expensive though, and definitely a one-off thing for me.

 

Unfortunately not mine frown.gif. It was a pic taken from earlier in this thread of one someone else's 6-fold Hober grenatines. Just thought it looked awesome, lol.  Fortunately though, I'll be getting my own dark navy grenadine from Hober soon, although mine will be the standard 4-fold.

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Images of the new Rough Thai Silk are up now too - http://www.samhober.com/rough-thai-silk-ties/

 

These look great. So are these shantung? I know shantung is a rough silk fabric as well, but is there a difference between shantung and these? Definitely some great summer ties, I particularly like the burnt orange and ocean blue.

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Is the Thai rough silk available in swatches?

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David is really on top of his game tonight!  Images of the new twill madder solid silk ties are up: http://www.samhober.com/twill-madder-solid-silk-ties/

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I also noticed on the pricing page an option for an eight fold tie wow.gif  Does anyone have one of those monsters?  If not- David, can you tell us a little bit about the benefits/downsides of an eight fold tie?  I can only imagine what an 8 fold grenadine would look like 

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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post


ddgdl,

Your question is a good one.

I will answer in general about all ties not only ours.

You need to start with thinking what you would like to endup with as the weight of your tie.

So if you are thinking of something light it would be a good idea to go with a 3 fold tie. Or 4-fold for grenadines as the fourth fold does not add weight but helps with a grenadine's durability.

If you like heavy ties consider a 6 fold. Or perhaps a unlined 7-fold - although 7-folds wrinkle more and do not hold their shape as well as a lined 6-fold.

There is normally no need to consider a tie heavier than a 6-fold unless the fabric is very light then you can consider an 8-fold to add more weight.

So it becomes part science thinking of the fabric weight with a bit of art/craft balancing the different constructions into the final product.

In the end quality depends on working slowly with hand craftmanship.

 

Great explanation David. So what types of fabrics would you consider light enough to warrant considering an 8-fold tie?

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The new rough silks look beautiful - would love to see how they look in real life.

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I have an unlined, untipped, 7-fold piccola and that tie could be an 8-fold.  It is fairly light.  I have a wedding silk 7-fold with the same construction and it is noticeably heavier than the piccola.

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