In that vein (though it's not really the season, at least in this hemisphere) don't forget the paisley madder scarves. Absolutely stunning, though, to be mildly critical, they'd be even better with fringe - a situation that may have changed or may at least be an option since the time that I acquired my 'naked' version a year or so ago.
Gentlemen, Noina and I Thank you for your kind words. My wife Noina and I work together to create the tie patterns. Aj_del, You were very kind to take the time to make website/photo suggestions last month, thank you very much. I think that I have finally selected the software that we will use for the photographs and will soon set up the gallery in connection with the Serendipity Gazette. An irregular magazine type publication which will combine writing about new Sam Hober fabrics, photos taken by us and sent in from real life as well as other interesting topics. No forum but we will be interactive in terms of questions and answers. Getzione, Your photography is very creative, it makes your tie come alive. Is photography one of your hobbies? Voxsartoria, Your organizational skills are very good - I admire them and your clothing collection - thank you for sharing the photos. Fred H. A good point about swatches. Harley Bob, Thank you for your kind words. Be sure to take care of those grenadines if you wear them on a Harley. Think Derm, Our swatch ordering has two parts: First, if you only want a few swatches please email us and we will send them to you as a courtesy. Next, if you would like a whole set you can order them for a small charge. If you have any questions at all just email and I will quickly help you. Pitaronin, Thank you for your scarf suggestion - it is on a to-do list - a long one, but we will get to it. we are also working on new madder silk and wool challis prints. Matt S., Swatches are indeed a good idea and the only way to go when an exact color is needed. We are switching from PCs to Macs probably in a week or two and working on our photography and photoshop skills. So hopefully combined with careful monitor calibration we will have even better photos on our website soon. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Jcmeyer, Thank you for your questions. We actually do not have any ready made ties of any type at all, nor do we have MTM only rolls of silk - around 70 different on hand for grenadine which we use to make custom made/bespoke ties. Our grenadine selection is probably the largest selection of grenadine in the world. Our price is $80 for a handmade bespoke grenadine using pure wool interlinings. You will not find a grenadine made as slowly as ours are (one of the secrets of luxury tie making) and with our attention to detail anywhere else at any price. Kent Wang is very friendly and creative with a good choice of fabrics and if you need a ready made tie he would be a good choice. Srivats, I glad that you like our rolled edges - it takes us 2+ hours to make one pocket square and months of training for our seamstresses.
Lined 6-fold construction with MCT-34 8cm x 59" (I copied my Drake's ties specs) I chose the Express shipping option and received my tie 4 days after hearing from David that it had shipped. It's a phenomenal tie. It feels like it weighs about 5 lbs with all the silk.
I have to say, I was a bit skeptical at first about the quality of construction of the Hober ties. I mean, the site is a bit disorganized and it didn't look like a quality operation. How wrong I was. The ties are amazingly constructed, and the hand detailing, particularly the rolled edges, trumps the Borrelli ties I've seen and is at least as good as my Hermes ties. I'm planning another order soon and am pouring over my swatches in anticipation.
^ the above keeper is awesome, as is the no label from manufacturer!
You can see four marks just below the keeper where the tag originally was. It was meant as no disrespect to David, I remove the tags from all of my ties, and most of my clothing in general. I would request that they don't add a tag to any future ties, of which there will be many. I was extremely pleased with the entire process. I also have 2 Carlo Riva pocket squares on their way, ordered after seeing voxsartoria's post. I opted for the powder blue gingham and solid white linen.
David is a gentleman and a pleasure to work with.
I have been ordering from him for a couple of years now, and have ordered dozens of ties.
He is always super friendly, patient, and his ties are beautiful.