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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


I don't think that any particular grenadine weave is more versatile than another. It's really just a matter of personal preference. I prefer the finer weaves, but you can't go wrong with any of them. As for restocks, there is a note on the upper left sidebar on the Hober website that says grenadine restocks are coming early July. Whether or not the burgundy and bitter chocolate grossas will be part of that restock, I can't say. I suggest sending an email directly to David. He is very prompt and helpful with his replies. smile.gif

 

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Love that tie and I believe I was fortunate enough to get the last one! biggrin.gif

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Plaid suits and Hober Macclesfields!
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

Thinking about getting a bitter chocolate piccola grenadine. I think I'll get hand-rolled edges, but is the $40 premium for a six-fold really worth it?

imo, short answer, yes.
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HELL TO THE YES!!!!
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If you're going to pay extra, go 7-fold (unlined) or go home. It will be light as a feather and knot the best as its all silk, no wool lining.
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to note however, on some silks, david recommends 6 fold over 7 fold. best to ask him these things before pulling the trigger imo.
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

 

Not sure the question is answerable...

 

I have a couple of  David's grenadines in standard fold (ie, 4-fold), but the vast majority are in 6-fold.  Both constructions are excellent but I like the weight of the 6-fold a little better and for me the extra $$ is worth it.  I can easily see that it may not be worth it to others though.

 

When I started down the Hober journey I ordered one of each construction and decided the 6-fold was good for me.  I still wear the 4-folds that I have with joy.

 

Don't get too wrapped up in the decision, the important thing is to select what you want, order it and then get it around your neck as soon as possible.  You won't be disappointed either way.

I think this is a good answer. I did the same and didn't feel the 6-fold was personally worth it for me. I love the tie, but $40 goes a long way for me.

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You beat me to it.  Great minds...cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

If you're going to pay extra, go 7-fold (unlined) or go home. It will be light as a feather and knot the best as its all silk, no wool lining.

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to note however, on some silks, david recommends 6 fold over 7 fold. best to ask him these things before pulling the trigger imo.

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Originally Posted by atoms View Post

I think this is a good answer. I did the same and didn't feel the 6-fold was personally worth it for me. I love the tie, but $40 goes a long way for me.

I'll chime in here as well. All of my Hober grenadines to date have been 4-fold and I've been very happy with them. Personally, I don't feel the need to spend the extra money for a 6-fold, but once again this is purely a matter of taste. The only 6-folds I've ever purchased were some Kent Wang grenadine grossas a year or so ago, and I disliked how large of a knot they made due to the thicker construction.

I am, however, very intrigued by unlined 7-folds, and agree with the post above that I'd much rather pay extra for this construction option than a lined 6. It's worth mentioning that the extra price of a lined 6 and unlined 7-fold, each untipped with hand-rolled edges, is the same: $50. Somewhere in this thread, there were some great pics posted of a navy fina unlined 7-fold. I've already discussed with David purchasing one as part of my next order... just as soon as the fabric is restocked. nod[1].gif

Anyway, bottom line is that there is no right or wrong answer, it's all a matter of personal preference. Either way, you're going to get a great tie from David. Good discussion, gents. smile.gif
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Just ordered a bitter chocolate fina. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Just got word from David that the bitter chocolate grossa should be restocked by the end of the week.
 

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Just got word from David that the bitter chocolate grossa should be restocked by the end of the week.

 

I wish you hadn't said that :=)
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I wish I hadn't either, actually I wish I had ordered the grossa instead of the fina. But it should be fine, I'm sure there shall be plenty more in the future!
 

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Thanks for all the feedback. I noticed that under the tie prices chart, there's no option for a 7-fold construction when it comes to grenadine silks. Is the chart outdated in this sense?

 

I'll have to think it through whether or not I'm willing to fork out that extra, but I'm sure I'll be pleased with the outcome either way.

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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

Thanks for all the feedback. I noticed that under the tie prices chart, there's no option for a 7-fold construction when it comes to grenadine silks. Is the chart outdated in this sense?

Tie construction options and prices are all listed on the "Tie Construction Option" page. Looks like 7-fold is $50. I would check with David before ordering 7-fold grenadines, he as a point of view on the pros/cons.
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I wish I hadn't either, actually I wish I had ordered the grossa instead of the fina. But it should be fine, I'm sure there shall be plenty more in the future!

 

Both weaves are great but you can always check with David to see what is possible.
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Just placed my first order, can't wait until they arrive. Just went four fold on the grenadine, but my next one I will try 6 lined.

THT-44 Blueish Gold Shot Thai Silk Tie #44
GFT-3 Burgundy Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #3
DT-19 Burnt Orange Diamond Weave Silk Tie #19
THT-37 Dark Chocolate Shot Thai Silk Tie #37
EGT-12 English Geomet Tie #12
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