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I've been avoiding this thread lately in an attempt to fight the urge to make another order; today, I'm giving in. laugh.gif

I need to fill a gap in my tie wardrobe: a solid silver/gray. Trying to decide between gray piccola #13 and charcoal gray/silver grossa #21. I've seen several pics of the grossa posted lately, but does anyone have pics of the gray piccola? Leaning toward the latter at this point, as I generally prefer the smaller weave grenadines and think that grossa #21 may be a bit too shiny for my taste.

As for the tipping debate, like stitches, I'm a sucker for untipped w/ rolled edges. It's a unique touch that shows the beautiful and meticulous handwork of a Hober, and I like the look.

Also, after about 6 Hober orders of roughly 3-4 ties each, I finally got hit with my first DHL customs bill. frown.gif It was only $22, though. Could have been worse!
post #3062 of 4904
tipped v. untipped

I have both. I easily prefer tipped. Nothing wrong with either .....
post #3063 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I've been avoiding this thread lately in an attempt to fight the urge to make another order; today, I'm giving in. laugh.gif

Trying to avoid the thread is just fighting a losing battle. I've somehow managed to buy 17 Hobers so far this year and will be up to 43 when the latest order arrives. And I still have 10 on my wish list.
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The tie I am wearing today is not a Hober which is making me frown.gif

 

However, I did get this delivered yesterday which makes me biggrin.gif

 

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I will take pics as I wear them but this will have to do for now...

 

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Sorry the pic is upside down... 

 

 

 

My Hober addiction continues to run very, very deep. nod[1].gif

 

 

 

DARN YOU.  10?!?!?  *grumble grumble* quietly placing new order

 

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Trying to avoid the thread is just fighting a losing battle. I've somehow managed to buy 17 Hobers so far this year and will be up to 43 when the latest order arrives. And I still have 10 on my wish list.

 

 

DARN YOU.  grumble, quietly increases said order

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I guess I'll just have to order an untipped grenadine to see if I like it or not... 
 

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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

I guess I'll just have to order an untipped grenadine to see if I like it or not...

Pretty much the only way to go. You'll never really know unless you try it yourself; it's not the best solution for your wallet, but when has any solution on SF ever been kind to anyone's wallet.

post #3067 of 4904

Hi All,

 

This is my third post here so I would like to begin with a warm hello!

 

I put this question on another thread but a member pointed out that I am more likely to get a suitable answer in this thread, I hate double posting but I shall play the newbie card whilst I can! :-)

 

I have decided to take the plunge into quality neckwear and am looking to purchase some Grossa Grenadine silk ties.

 

I am having some issues with deciding the length. The best tie in my wardrobe is a Dunhill silk tie which is a somewhat substantial, heavy silk. This currently measures 60.5 inches in length and is 3.35 inches (8.5cm) wide.

 

Now, ideally I would like the length to be approximately and inch and a half longer in the narrow blade so that it aligns with the wide blade. However, this would bring the overall length to 62 inches which, by my understanding, falls into the extra long category.

 

I am 6 foot on the button, so not particularly tall, which makes me doubt my ability to measure adequately!

 

I do not wear my ties long, in fact I stick with the regularly preached rule of keeping the tip in line with the belt (please see the attached picture with Dunhill tie, apologies for the awful photo).

 

Can you in all your wisdom provide some insight into this dilemma? Is this situation perfectly normal?

 

Thanks,

 

Stephen

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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

 

DARN YOU.  10?!?!?  *grumble grumble* quietly placing new order

 

 

Actually you started it with your recent order of 8.  You have no one to blame but yourself for ordering so many great ties. lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


Trying to avoid the thread is just fighting a losing battle. I've somehow managed to buy 17 Hobers so far this year and will be up to 43 when the latest order arrives. And I still have 10 on my wish list.

 

You need to buy some ties and whittle down that wish list. nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

I've been avoiding this thread lately in an attempt to fight the urge to make another order; today, I'm giving in. laugh.gif

I need to fill a gap in my tie wardrobe: a solid silver/gray. Trying to decide between gray piccola #13 and charcoal gray/silver grossa #21. I've seen several pics of the grossa posted lately, but does anyone have pics of the gray piccola? Leaning toward the latter at this point, as I generally prefer the smaller weave grenadines and think that grossa #21 may be a bit too shiny for my taste.

As for the tipping debate, like stitches, I'm a sucker for untipped w/ rolled edges. It's a unique touch that shows the beautiful and meticulous handwork of a Hober, and I like the look.

Also, after about 6 Hober orders of roughly 3-4 ties each, I finally got hit with my first DHL customs bill. frown.gif It was only $22, though. Could have been worse!

 

It just so happens that I have a gray piccola #13 untipped with rolled edges. fing02[1].gif

 

Really crappy pictures though:

 

 

 

Grey is beautiful in real life - lighter than these photos suggest (the stock photos are pretty accurate to me). Not too light to be difficult to pair with, not too dark to be dull and austere. Really excellent colour. Piccola is a great weave too - cool grey works well with the more refined texture.

 

I can try to take a fit picture at some point if you like.

 

Go order one!

post #3071 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Syeknom View Post

It just so happens that I have a gray piccola #13 untipped with rolled edges. fing02%5B1%5D.gif


Really crappy pictures though:
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Grey is beautiful in real life - lighter than these photos suggest (the stock photos are pretty accurate to me). Not too light to be difficult to pair with, not too dark to be dull and austere. Really excellent colour. Piccola is a great weave too - cool grey works well with the more refined texture.

Go order one!

Great, thanks a lot for that! Looks like pretty much what I want, though I wouldn't mind it being a little lighter. Certainly no darker. But since you said it's lighter IRL than the photos suggest... perfect. nod[1].gif If you have a pic "in action", please do post that as well. smile.gif

I recently attended a wedding and wore my darkest suit--a dark navy--and was wishing I had a gray/silver tie to wear with it and a white shirt...
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Navy suit / white shirt / grey grenadine is one of the more satisfying combinations around!

 

Will take a picture sometime this week for you.

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Originally Posted by Syeknom View Post

Navy suit / white shirt / grey grenadine is one of the more satisfying combinations around!

Indeed, especially for a wedding or similar formal event. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Syeknom View Post

Will take a picture sometime this week for you.

Thanks! Though I'm pretty much set on ordering one. smile.gif Now to decide if I should make this my first one-tie Hober order or if there's something else I need... err, want. I have a navy fina but have also been coveting a navy grossa as of late... and the dark purple/black grossa #35 is mighty tempting as well...
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Actually you started it with your recent order of 8.  You have no one to blame but yourself for ordering so many great ties. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

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Seriously, great ties. Is the left one the Indiana? What are the green, red, and navy solids? Look like twill or maybe the madders? Looking forward to seeing the Atkinson in action. That's a fascinating fabric! Still don't have a single, purple tie. Need one.

On the tipped/untipped debate: the see through aspect isn't an attraction to me. But David's hand rolled edges are stunning! It's a detail to be admired only by us I suppose. No one can see it when worn. Anyone remember that odd exchange David had with someone who thought the hand rolled edges were "too" good? Quite an interesting compliment I should think.
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Seriously, great ties. Is the left one the Indiana? What are the green, red, and navy solids? Look like twill or maybe the madders? Looking forward to seeing the Atkinson in action. That's a fascinating fabric! Still don't have a single, purple tie. Need one.

On the tipped/untipped debate: the see through aspect isn't an attraction to me. But David's hand rolled edges are stunning! It's a detail to be admired only by us I suppose. No one can see it when worn. Anyone remember that odd exchange David had with someone who thought the hand rolled edges were "too" good? Quite an interesting compliment I should think.

Thanks! From left to right they are: red & lt. brown wool stripe #8, bottle green oxford weave, Atkinson stripe #60, dark red pattern wool challis #3, flower silk #15, Macclesfield #136, brown & lt pink on midnight blue grossa stripe, midnight blue oxford weave, red on red & black fina śtripe, and rose pink oxford.

I do indeed remember the Hober pocket squares are too perfect discussion. Made me chuckle.
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