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When I ordered the SF favourite it was the last in stock. I mentioned its popularity to David and he said:

 

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I would not worry about the silk availability if the stripe is important as we will have it woven again in perhaps 2 months from now.

 

This was last month, March 17th.

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Today's Hober is the slate blue grenadine grossa (6-fold construction).

 

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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post


I have this as a pocket square. It's awesome.

Wow, just blew my mind that since I never wear ties this pattern, this would make a perfect square for me. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Today's Hober is the slate blue grenadine grossa (6-fold construction).



I have this same tie in six fold as well. It is one of my best go-to ties. Works with everything and looks great doing it!
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Has anyone measured their grenadines and found the lengths to be different from what was requested? I've ordered several 57" grenadines and found that none of them measure 57". Most measure between 58" and 59". The ones from my latest order measure 56". I'm wondering if perhaps the shorter length was intentional because they will stretch.
Edited by ChetB - 4/24/13 at 9:17pm
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They stretch, but also this is a product of imperfections that are an inherent part of bespoke. That being said, always better to go a little shorter w/ grenadines, especially because they will stretch over time, even if they are cut at the exact length you requested from the beginning
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Has anyone measured their grenadines and found the lengths to be different from what was requested? I've ordered several 57" grenadines and found that none of them measure 57". Most measure between 58" and 59". The ones from my latest order measure 56". I'm wondering if perhaps the shorter length was intentional because they will stretch.

Yeah, see reply 1811 of this thread. I inquired to David about my ties arriving about an inch shorter than specified, and he said that the ties are made to exact specifications but by some strange phenomenon, they tend to shrink in length slightly during shipping, but will stretch back out to the requisite length after a few wears. I have found this to be true. Grenadines may even stretch further due to the looser weave, as you seemed to experience. IMO, as long as the back blade is somewhere between 1 and 3 inches shorter than the front, you're golden.
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A few weeks back David provided an unbelievably thorough answer to a question about the sizing and measurement of ties. Long story short, that level of variation is standard. Long story long...well...it's like 12 paragraphs about measuring ties. Worth the read if you can find it.

 

Edit: I guess Flyswatter was the one asking ^_^

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Thanks Slickman, Flyswatter, and Claghorn. I figured this was the case. I don't mind the variation either.
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Just placed an order for a Forest Green Madder Twill Solid, as well as some pocket squares and swatches. 

 

As a reminder I've been pinning all the photos that you guys have been posting on this thread to Pinterest. It looks great when you see all of those beautiful pictures together. A few of those pictures picked up quite a few repins, especially this one from Claghorn.

 

I've also created boards for the large tie images from the Hober website.

 

(If you're a pinterest user, repinning those images makes them show up more to the general public. Just a thought.)

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#136 in action
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Very nice!
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Extremely generous. Thanks for sharing

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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Today's Hober is the slate blue grenadine grossa (6-fold construction).

 

 

Looking good.  Slate may be more versatile of a color than I initially thought.

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Looking good.  Slate may be more versatile of a color than I initially thought.

+1. I wasn't super impressed with the swatch (thought it was fine but didn't really do anything that navy didn't do). I may have to reconsider looking at the picture. Darn you PinkPanther; I'm trying so hard to buy non-grenadines...
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