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New to Hober and interested in getting some grenadines. Are there any advantages to getting a grenadine from Drakes? Am I losing anything at all? Or just paying twice as much for a very very similar product?

Thanks all.
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Originally Posted by clemente21 View Post

New to Hober and interested in getting some grenadines. Are there any advantages to getting a grenadine from Drakes? Am I losing anything at all? Or just paying twice as much for a very very similar product?

Thanks all.

I've never bought a grenadine from Drakes, and don't ever plan to after buying some from David and reading reviews from those who have owned both. Seems Hober grenadines are on par with the best, but at a 30-40%cheaper price plus the ability to customize length, width, construction options, and even bar tack color should you wish, Hober grenadines are the best deal around, hands down. I'll admit I bought an EG Cappelli grenadine recently on sale (yet it was still more than a Hober) and while I loved it, it wasn't quite long enough for me. Also didn't have the hand-rolled edges that I have come to love.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

pink panther, i agree. i wouldt say grossa is casual, just that its less formal than fina.
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new hober in action!!!


Is that the bitter chocolate one I've been eyeing for months?
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Originally Posted by clemente21 View Post

New to Hober and interested in getting some grenadines. Are there any advantages to getting a grenadine from Drakes? Am I losing anything at all? Or just paying twice as much for a very very similar product?

Thanks all.

I have grenadines from both. There is no advantage to Drakes.

 

Coincidentally, my Hober black grossa grenadine accompanied me to a memorial service today. It has been seeing too much action this past week.

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I've never bought a grenadine from Drakes, and don't ever plan to after buying some from David and reading reviews from those who have owned both. Seems Hober grenadines are on par with the best, but at a 30-40%cheaper price plus the ability to customize length, width, construction options, and even bar tack color should you wish, Hober grenadines are the best deal around, hands down. I'll admit I bought an EG Cappelli grenadine recently on sale (yet it was still more than a Hober) and while I loved it, it wasn't quite long enough for me. Also didn't have the hand-rolled edges that I have come to love.

The ability to customise length and width sans additional cost seals it for me too.
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Light blue linen in action today.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Is that the bitter chocolate one I've been eyeing for months?

nod[1].gif get it now. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Is that the bitter chocolate one I've been eyeing for months?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

nod[1].gif get it now. nod[1].gif

Actually, isn't that the dark chocolate? Don't want him to get the wrong tie! smile.gif

Either way, both colors are great.
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Thread Starter 
oops, correct. mine is Dark Chocolate Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #5. it should be in every mans tie collection. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Woohoo.. my navy diamond weave has arrived!! Makes a very nice dimple at the first time. Quite impressed. Hands getting more itchy now, quite dangerous.

 

Anyone know how the Grenadine Fina compares to the Piccola? From what I could see, the Piccola appears 'finer'. Which would be better for a formal setting? Thanks

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I believe the Fina is the smallest grenadine weave Hober offers
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From finest to biggest, I believe it is:

1) Fina
2) Piccola
3) Grossa
4) Prometeo
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Thread Starter 
^^ that is correct ^^
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Originally Posted by Yowzer View Post

Woohoo.. my navy diamond weave has arrived!! Makes a very nice dimple at the first time. Quite impressed. Hands getting more itchy now, quite dangerous.

Anyone know how the Grenadine Fina compares to the Piccola? From what I could see, the Piccola appears 'finer'. Which would be better for a formal setting? Thanks

Wrt grades of "fine-ness", slickman, archibaldleach, and in stitches nail it below.

Wrt which is better for a formal setting, IMHO all of the weaves are appropriate for formal settings. Other opinions may differ.

Wrt your new diamond weave, congrats! The diamond weaves are fantastic ties, enjoy! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I believe the Fina is the smallest grenadine weave Hober offers

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

From finest to biggest, I believe it is:

1) Fina
2) Piccola
3) Grossa
4) Prometeo

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ that is correct ^^

+3, all correct. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Wrt grades of "fine-ness", slickman, archibaldleach, and in stitches nail it below.



Some pics for comparison earlier in the thread.
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