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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Knowing the way David does business, I am quite sure he will make it right by you.

i would imagine so. because david is the nicest guy ever.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

How long and what colors

 

Three prometeo grenadines are 53" - midnight blue, medium red and dark sienna.  There's also an olive shot silk at 54".  I might keep that, as it looks pretty cool as a skinny tie.  

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Knowing the way David does business, I am quite sure he will make it right by you.

 

Well, it's as much my mistake as his - I'm sure he sends verification emails for this very reason and I can't much blame him for my slipshod proofreading skills.  

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The ties are beautiful, by the way.

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Sorry, too short for me...!

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And an inch or two too short for me as well, but that's entirely my own doing.  :embar:  

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In fairness 3.25 is a much more logical width for a 53" tie.
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Three prometeo grenadines are 53" - midnight blue, medium red and dark sienna.  There's also an olive shot silk at 54".  I might keep that, as it looks pretty cool as a skinny tie.  

53"?! Goodness. At such a short length, 3.25" isn't really all that skinny. EDIT: sprout beat me to it. ^
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Originally Posted by jeffd View Post

Well, it's as much my mistake as his - I'm sure he sends verification emails for this very reason and I can't much blame him for my slipshod proofreading skills.  

Did you request 3.625" in the notes when you initially placed the order? Also keep in mind that Hober tie edges are not pressed completely flat, but instead are left to roll naturally, so they might appear a bit slimmer than specified. Not suggesting this is what's going on in your case, though.
Edited by Flyswatter - 10/14/13 at 11:11am
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This is what I wrote in the notes.  (I made a mistake above, the silk tie is 55", not 54".)  David suggested shortening the grenadines to 53" and use a four in hand, and I said I'd trust his advice.  So that's how the length came to be.  As it turns out, the ties are a bit thicker than I thought they'd be, so next time, I'll go with at least a 56" length if not back to a 57" (1" less for grenadines).  I know the grenadines will stretch and I suspect the shot silk will stretch a bit as well, so if I keep these, I'll want to wear them for a while before deciding on the length.

 

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Notes:
3.625" width

Length - most of my ties are around 57" and seem to be just a bit long with a half windsor and definitely too long with a four in hand. 55" might be a good starting point and we can adjust from there. Typically, I wear a half windsor - I will certainly wear a half or full windsor with the Thai silk and likely a half windsor with the grenadines unless the knots come out too large. 

I prefer a medium to small knot, so a lighter construction is probably better - the 7-folds I have are too thick for my taste. Apart from that suggestion, I will leave the type of construction to you, but please let me know which construction you use so that I will know what adjustments to make in the future if needed.

Generally I like to end up with about 17.5" to 18" from the bottom of the knot to the tip of the tie, if that helps you with the taper.

 

After leaving a voice mail with me about changing the length of the grenadines, David sent this email to verify the dimensions, and that's where the mix up happened...

 

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We will plan for this order:
 
THT-14: 55 by 3.25 inches for a half-Windsor 3-fold
 
Grenadines: 53 by 3.25 for a FIH 4-fold
 
Kind regards,
 
David

 

 

So now the whole story is told. :p  My apologies to David if this is coming across as an ordeal.  That is NOT my intention at all.  I only posted to express frustration with myself - not with him.  

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bump. I would appreciate any comment..Thanks

 

I have one of David's black/white POW ties but not the #14.  I believe the ties quoted below are the #14 though.  Hope that helps.

 

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As promised pictures of my two new hobers garza piccola bitter chocolate and pow plaid[IMG] Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

 

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This is a great silk. Extremely dry and somewhat stiff.

 
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You guys were right - David sent me an email and told me he would remake the ties gratis, which I think is remarkably generous, considering. A lot of businesses would just say that I'd approved the measurements and that would be the end of it. He even told me to wear them a bit to see how the length works so that he could make any adjustments that needed to be made. What a great person to do business with! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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All's well that ends well

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Thread Starter 
boom. davis is the man. but we all knew that.
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Tons of pics in this thread, but I haven't seen one of the purple/black grenadine fina #35. I think the purple/black grenadines are underrated, as it makes a nice alternative to burgundy and looks great with gray and navy suits. I know PP posted his grossa example a while back, but can anyone share pics of the fina? Thinking about making that my next purchase, and/or the original SF club grenadine... or perhaps a neat since I have lots of solids and grenadines already, like mljs.

At long last here is the dark purple/black grenadine fina #35. Although my shirt stripes and jacket are washed out, I think the tie color is pretty true to life on my monitor. Sometimes it appears more violet, sometimes more magenta depending on the light.



Sorry for the delay, no work Monday for 15th Century War Criminal Day.
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Today's Hober is the dark red grenadine fina (6-fold construction) and is a repeat from a few months ago.

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