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Thanks Flyswatter for your inputs. Really useful for me! Only one thug from you is deconstructing is that you influenced me to consider another brown grenadine in addition to the dark navy glendaline I planned wink.gif)

Really like the burgundy you decribed. I like that t is not bright but rich in color. And bein dull and brownish in dim light.

I agree with u that beapoke requires experiements, which is part of the fun, and I have prepared to do so. Just trying to research more to go for a less indirect way to experiement the things that are more likely to be my like.

Also, may I like the reason you sou much prefer fina over grossa?

Any more inputs please? Bitter or dark chocolate or burgundy?
post #2102 of 4894

I'd say that if you wear black shoes frequently then a navy or burgundy grenadine is a hair more versatile than a brown. Other than that it's complete personal preference. Navy is the default classic. Brown is a wonderful choice. I'm personally not a big fan of burgundy ties for myself but they're dead easy to wear and look great.

 

To be awkward I think in the grenadine fina I prefer dark chocolate over bitter but the gross I prefer bitter over dark. Don't ask me to articulate any reasoning for that. On the site the dark grossa looks brighter and more vivid than the dark fina.

 

Flyswatter, have you considered forgoing the keeper of your ties entirely? I imagine it making for quite a different drape and weight.

post #2103 of 4894
Hi syeknom, good advice. Upon reading the input here. I have decided to go for navy and chocolate. I have a thought that I should go for one darker and one brighter for more diversity. So, navy (instead of dark navy) & (the darker) bitter chocolate. Both finas or fina navy + grossa bitter (recommended by you), for that I am still thinking.

I like untipped very much. Think it is a good details. But I am also thinking whether I should go for one of the ties tipped to add some diversity. May I know any of you prefer tipped to untipped and the reason? Does it offer better drape due to weight?
post #2104 of 4894
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Also, may I like the reason you sou much prefer fina over grossa?

I can't really articulate why exactly I prefer fina over grossa, other than to say I like the look of the smaller weave. I do still like grenadine grossas though, and think it's good to have some of both.
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Flyswatter, have you considered forgoing the keeper of your ties entirely? I imagine it making for quite a different drape and weight.

I have indeed considered it, but so far have not sprung for any keeper-less ties. I recall reading a while back in this thread a member mentioning he has David leave the keepers off. I can't imagine it making a huge difference in weight and drape, but I could be wrong. I believe Vanda makes their ties exclusively without keepers. Maybe I will discuss keeper-less ties with David for my next order. smile.gif
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I like untipped very much. Think it is a good details. But I am also thinking whether I should go for one of the ties tipped to add some diversity. May I know any of you prefer tipped to untipped and the reason? Does it offer better drape due to weight?

I've ordered some of my Hobers with self tipping and some untipped with hand-rolled edges. At first, I was a bit hesitant to order untipped grenadines, but the see-through appearance has really grown on me. It's a unique, "sprezzy" look and gives the tie a bit of a lighter feel. Plus, the hand-rolled edges are a beautiful touch of meticulous craftsmanship which I really appreciate.
post #2105 of 4894

Is there an upcharge for untipped and hand-rolled edges?

 

Good news for me my firm are giving me my bonus early - hooray! "Bad" news is that I'm off to Iceland in two weeks so there's no sense in ordering my ties right now, argh!

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Is there an upcharge for untipped and hand-rolled edges?

Good news for me my firm are giving me my bonus early - hooray! "Bad" news is that I'm off to Iceland in two weeks so there's no sense in ordering my ties right now, argh!

Great news on your bonus, congrats!

There is an up charge for untipped, hand-rolled edges. I think it is generally $10 but check the tie construction page on David's site.

Safe travels and happy shopping,icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by pinkpanther - 5/27/13 at 5:18am
post #2107 of 4894

Cheers! $10 seems quite reasonable. :) Couldn't find the relevant information on the tie pricing page

post #2108 of 4894
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Originally Posted by obama View Post

Hi syeknom, good advice. Upon reading the input here. I have decided to go for navy and chocolate. I have a thought that I should go for one darker and one brighter for more diversity. So, navy (instead of dark navy) & (the darker) bitter chocolate. Both finas or fina navy + grossa bitter (recommended by you), for that I am still thinking.

A couple of thoughts before you start your Hober journey. First, I would suggest limiting your first order to a couple ties. Pick the size, length you want and then do each tie in some different options (more folds, unlined, etc). This way you can experiment to see what you like or if you need to make some adjustments on your next order. Second, with you first order get some swatch sets. David's pictures are pretty good but the real thing is much better to know the exact color and texture. Finally, don't hesitate to email David and ask him questions. He is very professional and extremely helpful.

Enjoy your new Hober ties and don't forget to post pics!
post #2109 of 4894
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whatcha get?

A few 7-fold grenadines and new twills
post #2110 of 4894
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Originally Posted by Syeknom View Post

Cheers! $10 seems quite reasonable. smile.gif Couldn't find the relevant information on the tie pricing page

It's on the tie construction page. See the tag on the left hand side.
post #2111 of 4894

congrats sye and Obama.  I agree with flyswatter on the dark chocolate.  especially the fina weave.  For some reason its richness hits my eye just right.  Striking.  Unlike flyswatter though, I prefer everything to be conservative--no back blade showing, no see through tips, etc.  But that's really driven by my job more than anything else, cause when I see some of that sprezz in pics here, I like it. 

 

All that's to say though that panther is right, order a couple first AFTER emailing with David to nail down your preferences.  For example, if you decide that you like the back blade to be the same length as the front, but you don't tell David that, he might assume that you want a 61 inch tie because your 6'3".  Then the taper of the tie might be such that where your knot falls on your 5'10" frame might be the wrong length/size.  Tell David your details first and then let the bank book wail!

post #2112 of 4894
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

A couple of thoughts before you start your Hober journey. First, I would suggest limiting your first order to a couple ties. Pick the size, length you want and then do each tie in some different options (more folds, unlined, etc). This way you can experiment to see what you like or if you need to make some adjustments on your next order. Second, with you first order get some swatch sets. David's pictures are pretty good but the real thing is much better to know the exact color and texture. Finally, don't hesitate to email David and ask him questions. He is very professional and extremely helpful.

Enjoy your new Hober ties and don't forget to post pics!

Great suggestion! I almost forgot the swatch thing. But that forces me to start thinking my next order. This swatch thing is dangerous. So is the suggestion here wink.gif
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if you decide that you like the back blade to be the same length as the front, but you don't tell David that, he might assume that you want a 61 inch tie because your 6'3".  Then the taper of the tie might be such that where your knot falls on your 5'10" frame might be the wrong length/size.  Tell David your details first and then let the bank book wail!

Oh. .... That is a great point. Never thought about that. So Inaddition to the length of the toe, I need to tell David how much the wide end of the finished product is longer than the narrower end. Thanks.
post #2114 of 4894
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Stripes and other patterns:


Which is the green tie, third from the top?

Also, does anyone have Macclesfield #190? I'd be interesting in seeing a pic, if you do!

post #2115 of 4894
Mr. Six, the tie is the English Geometric #1 (Appears to be out of stock at the moment).

http://www.samhober.com/geometric-silk-ties-en/english-geometric-silk-tie-1.html
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