i was quite pleased with DHL, as well.
silverfox - great collection, and nice to see them being worn. i too have that first one you posted, and i love it.
archibaldleach - awesome, thanks for posting the collection.
FWIW, I wear a 17" collar, have a 45" chest, and am around 6'6". I normally wear Brioni ties, which are a little longer than usual, but are around 61". Those ties are definitely too short, as the smaller end of the tie barely fits through the keeper. Based on David's tie measurement recommendations, 64" is the proper length for me. Everyone wears their ties differently, as well as their pants at different heights, has longer or shorter torsos, etc. From the information you provided though, it sounds like 64" should be right for you.
Recently I conducted a fierce and judicious purge of my overly large tie collection, culling about 50% of the herd. Anything that hadn't been worn more than a couple times a year got the axe. As an exercise in intellectual honesty, I didn't look at any of the labels before making the decisions. I didn't want to spare an ugly or underutilized tie simply on account of a Kiton label, for example.
As it so happened, 100% of my Hober ties survived the massacre. I may even steadily replace my remaining ties with Hober equivalents. They are that good.
Hi all. I stumbled upon this thread a few weeks ago. After spending some (probably way too much) time reading through this entire thread, I ordered some swatches. After receiving them, I've decided to order my first Hober, a navy grenadine tie. Looking forward to it. I'm confident it'll live up to the hype.