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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I opted for DHL, and got my ties within 3 days of them being shipped. I would definitely recommend DHL, where you get accurate tracking, instead of having your shipment lost in the postal system for 2-3 weeks.

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.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Note that you'll probably have separate duty charges for DHL.

Eh, I'd rather get them in 2-3 days with duty charges than 2-3 weeks without (I'm anxious to get my hands on some Hobers, lol). Thanks for the heads-up though!
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Originally Posted by MattSF View Post

Eh, I'd rather get them in 2-3 days with duty charges than 2-3 weeks without (I'm anxious to get my hands on some Hobers, lol). Thanks for the heads-up though!

In general duty can be confusing.

Some countries have no duty up to a certain point.

Others such as Canada and much of Europe have high duties and VAT taxes

America has a low duty similar to sales tax

Often when using the mail system duty is not collected (still technically due)

However in some countries even with the mail duty will be collected.
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Trying to figure out the correct length. I thought for some reason RTW ties were about 57" long.

Just measured several of mine (Marinella, Drakes, Cappelli) and they are about 62/3". I'd prefer a custom tie to be about an inch longer for a perfect fit, which would mean a length of 64".

Does this sound too long for someone who wears a 16" collar, 42" chest and is approx 6ft3?
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

Trying to figure out the correct length. I thought for some reason RTW ties were about 57" long.

Just measured several of mine (Marinella, Drakes, Cappelli) and they are about 62/3". I'd prefer a custom tie to be about an inch longer for a perfect fit, which would mean a length of 64".

Does this sound too long for someone who wears a 16" collar, 42" chest and is approx 6ft3?

 

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.   

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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

Trying to figure out the correct length. I thought for some reason RTW ties were about 57" long.

Just measured several of mine (Marinella, Drakes, Cappelli) and they are about 62/3". I'd prefer a custom tie to be about an inch longer for a perfect fit, which would mean a length of 64".

Does this sound too long for someone who wears a 16" collar, 42" chest and is approx 6ft3?

Yes, the only measurement that matters is from your belt to neck. I buy a 57 inch tie.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Yes, the only measurement that matters is from your belt to neck.

Not being argumentative, just trying to understand. How can that be the only measurement that matters? If he wears 62/3" ties right now, how can 57" be the correct length?
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Originally Posted by MattSF View Post

Not being argumentative, just trying to understand. How can that be the only measurement that matters? If he wears 62/3" ties right now, how can 57" be the correct length?

There's some variables such as type of knot and where he wants the small blade to hang in relation to the large blade and where one wears their pants (natural waist or lower). I normally wear 57 and use a four in hand knot, if I used a half Windsor knot, I was told to add 2" and more for full Windsor. Length is based on the front and back blade being even at the belt. I measured my Drake's ties and they are 58 1/2 inches. I prefer the small back blade to be about 3/4 of the way down the large front blade.
Edited by Cuttingboard - 3/5/13 at 5:13am
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6' 2.5" here. I wear 57" Hober ties, four in hand. I like the back blade a few inches shorter than the front. I may also have a shorter torso as some 59.5/60 ties are too long for me.
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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.

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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.

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Originally Posted by gocubbies View Post

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.

Which grenadine did you choose?
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Originally Posted by gocubbies View Post

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.

Seems like a great choice for a first Hober tie. smile.gif I'm anxiously awaiting my first Hober order as well, which also includes a navy grenadine--a dark navy fina to be exact.
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Seems like a great choice for a first Hober tie. smile.gif I'm anxiously awaiting my first Hober order as well, which also includes a navy grenadine--a dark navy fina to be exact.

+1. Navy grenadine is one of the more versatile ties you can own and David makes an excellent one. I hope you enjoy yours when it arrives.
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Originally Posted by gocubbies View Post

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.

Welcome...you'll become addicted once you receive your first! Hober ties are my "CRACK"!
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