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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?

 

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.

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I was about to order and the burgundy and bitter chocolate grossas ran out. Would a fina or prometeo bitter chocolate be more versatile? Or should I just wait for the grossas to be restocked? Any clue how long it would take?

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I was about to order and the burgundy and bitter chocolate grossas ran out. Would a fina or prometeo bitter chocolate be more versatile? Or should I just wait for the grossas to be restocked? Any clue how long it would take?

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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Originally Posted by coolron View Post

I was about to order and the burgundy and bitter chocolate grossas ran out. Would a fina or prometeo bitter chocolate be more versatile? Or should I just wait for the grossas to be restocked? Any clue how long it would take?

 

Opinions regarding weaves will vary, but IMO one weave is not more versatile than another, it is a matter of personal preference.

 

Wrt timing of the restock, just email David and ask.  He is great to work with and very prompt with his answers.

 

Happy shopping!

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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

 

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

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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

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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Thread Starter 
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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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Thread Starter 
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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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

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

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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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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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Originally Posted by coolron View Post

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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