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post #3511 of 5340
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Originally Posted by Kroaker View Post
 

 

Ok, you sold me!  Burnt orange Thai rough silk and Macclesfield #165 ordered today!  In action pics to come.

 

 

 

I have the Macclesfield #165 in a lightly lined 6-fold, and it's a really nice tie! It ties a beautiful knot, and the colors are really deep and clear. Good choice!

post #3512 of 5340
I've been holding out on the bitter chocolate garza grossa for years for no reason. Finally picked it up recently and could not possibly be happier. Just in time for a rainy fall Friday.

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Originally Posted by frivmo View Post

I've been holding out on the bitter chocolate garza grossa for years for no reason. Finally picked it up recently and could not possibly be happier. Just in time for a rainy fall Friday.

Very nice! Great tie and great fit frivmo!
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I'm in the process of commissioning some new blazers and suits from Ash Samtani custom tailors in Hong Kong.  In anticipation of the new garments, I recently commissioned some new Sam Hober ties and PS too.  

 

My first order from Sam Hober (pictured below) was for three woven grenadine ties (i.e.  6-fold grossa midnight blue #8, 4-fold grossa bottle green #17, and 4-fold fina yellow gold #29) and some PS (i.e. a couple of blue Macclesfeild prints and a Thai Silk plain white).  I apologise that the midnight blue tie #8 is not that visible, owing to the black background and low lighting.

 

 

As suggested by SF members, I also ordered all the various grenadine swatch sets and a set of rough Thai silk too.  

 

Warning: sorting through all the individual swatches will leave your work area and yourself covered in loose threads.  So, do your cleaner and yourself a favour and put your favourite individual swatches into small plastic bags, as pictured below.

 

 

To my eyes and aesthetic, the rough Thai silk nicely echoes the rationale behind the choice of grenadine woven fabrics.  That is, taking an otherwise plain solid colour and giving it some aesthetically pleasing textural depth and silk sheen interest.  So, for my next round of PS to go with the ties above, you can see that I'm going for either a contrasting or tone on tone colour palette.   

 

Naturally, I do appreciate that my preference for bold contrasting colour combinations will not be to the taste of all SF members.  Especially, those employed in conservative professions or the (ahem) secret services, where the object is to blend in and not stand out -- as per Ian Flemming's aesthetic for his 007 James Bond character.  So, I apologise in advance, if the above bold contrasting colour combinations offend anyone's sensibilities.

 

In any event, I do expect to incur the ire of some SF members for being somewhat garish in my colour palette choices.  I accept that.  From my perspective, as a practising whole living foodist (it practically saved my life and enabled me to go from being clinically obese to normal BMI, hence the new suits), I now love to celebrate the wide spectrum and vivid colours of nature.  Variety is the spice of life.  

 

As expected from reading this thread, David was an absolute pleasure to deal with and was everything that you'd hope to find in an owner of a bespoke accessories business and craftsman.  Consequently, I will certainly be supporting his very charming (family) business with my future custom.

 

P.S.  I've also done the same sort of colour combinations for other grenadine solid coloured ties and rough Thai silk PS that I'm planning to order.  So, if any SF members are interested to view these, then I can post images of those too.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 11/4/13 at 1:37pm
post #3515 of 5340
Pics are always welcome kiwi! Thanks for sharing.

For me today is another repeat (which is where I am till the new wool and cashmeres are available)

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kiwi - Welcome to the thread! Pics, pics and more pics are always welcome.  Also, nice to have someone who likes to wear a bold tie every now and again! :devil:

 

tdude - love that orange macclesfield! :slayer:I have acquired it, just haven't had a chance to wear it yet. :embar:

post #3517 of 5340
Today's Hober is a repeat from April and is the chocolate grenadine grossa (6-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone!

post #3518 of 5340
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Pics are always welcome kiwi! Thanks for sharing.

For me today is another repeat (which is where I am till the new wool and cashmeres are available)

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Great tie.

I like orange ties.
post #3519 of 5340

^ +1.  I like orange too.  Nice tie tdude.  Hopefully, David will add a burnt orange grenadine fabric to the range soon.

 

Pinkpanther: Thanks for the warm welcome to the thread.

post #3520 of 5340
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

For me today is another repeat (which is where I am till the new wool and cashmeres are available)

I was going to do the same, and then I spent too much time on this thread and David's website and I....did another order.lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

Hopefully, David will add a burnt orange grenadine fabric to the range soon
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Hmmm...burnt orange grenadine...I like the sounds of that. nod[1].gif
post #3521 of 5340
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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

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I'm in the process of commissioning some new blazers and suits from Ash Samtani custom tailors in Hong Kong.  In anticipation of the new garments, I recently commissioned some new Sam Hober ties and PS too.  

My first order from Sam Hober (pictured below) was for three woven grenadine ties (i.e.  6-fold grossa midnight blue #8, 4-fold grossa bottle green #17, and 4-fold fina yellow gold #29) and some PS (i.e. a couple of blue Macclesfeild prints and a Thai Silk plain white).  I apologise that the midnight blue tie #8 is not that visible, owing to the black background and low lighting.




As suggested by SF members, I also ordered all the various grenadine swatch sets and a set of rough Thai silk too.  

Warning: sorting through all the individual swatches will leave your work area and yourself covered in loose threads.  So, do your cleaner and yourself a favour and put your favourite individual swatches into small plastic bags, as pictured below.




To my eyes and aesthetic, the rough Thai silk nicely echoes the rationale behind the choice of grenadine woven fabrics.  That is, taking an otherwise plain solid colour and giving it some aesthetically pleasing textural depth and silk sheen interest.  So, for my next round of PS to go with the ties above, you can see that I'm going for either a contrasting or tone on tone colour palette.   

Naturally, I do appreciate that my preference for bold contrasting colour combinations will not be to the taste of all SF members.  Especially, those employed in conservative professions or the (ahem) secret services, where the object is to blend in and not stand out -- as per Ian Flemming's aesthetic for his 007 James Bond character.  So, I apologise in advance, if the above bold contrasting colour combinations offend anyone's sensibilities.


In any event, I do expect to incur the ire of some SF members for being somewhat garish in my colour palette choices.  I accept that.  From my perspective, as a practising whole living foodist (it practically saved my life and enabled me to go from being clinically obese to normal BMI, hence the new suits), I now love to celebrate the wide spectrum and vivid colours of nature.  Variety is the spice of life.  

As expected from reading this thread, David was an absolute pleasure to deal with and was everything that you'd hope to find in an owner of a bespoke accessories business and craftsman.  Consequently, I will certainly be supporting his very charming (family) business with my future custom.

P.S.  I've also done the same sort of colour combinations for other grenadine solid coloured ties and rough Thai silk PS that I'm planning to order.  So, if any SF members are interested to view these, then I can post images of those too.

Nice haul! The bright colors aren't for me but I can appreciate where you're coming from. Since you ordered grenadine swatches, do you by chance have the navy fina #10 and midnight blue piccola #7? I have a navy fina tie but just curious how the midnight piccola compares. The website states they are "close but slightly different."
post #3522 of 5340
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Since you ordered grenadine swatches, do you by chance have the navy fina #10 and midnight blue piccola #7? I have a navy fina tie but just curious how the midnight piccola compares. The website states they are "close but slightly different."

As you might imagine Flyswatter I do have those swatches...



They are indeed very close. The piccola might be slightly darker. Hope this helps.
post #3523 of 5340
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

As you might imagine Flyswatter I do have those swatches...



They are indeed very close. The piccola might be slightly darker. Hope this helps.

I went with navy which has slightly more of an indigo quality than the midnight which is slightly more like a true navy blue to my eyes. I wish I had done the midnight, looking back on it.
post #3524 of 5340
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Today's Hober is a repeat from April and is the chocolate grenadine grossa (6-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone!

Just so I'm getting this straight - do you have so many ties that you only need to repeat wearings every six months? And doing so is such an embarrassing occurrence that you feel the need to proactively point out that this tie was worn once by you once, half a year ago, lest we all cast judgment?

If so:

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post #3525 of 5340
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post


I went with navy which has slightly more of an indigo quality than the midnight which is slightly more like a true navy blue to my eyes. I wish I had done the midnight, looking back on it.

 

To my eyes they are essentially identical.  I have the navy fina #10 and have no remorse at all, it is a fantastic tie. :nodding:

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