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Welcome to the Hober thread and congrats on your selections! I really like the color and style choices, you are going to get a great sampling of David's ties. Enjoy. nod[1].gif

He seems like a great guy. Literally 5 minutes after I placed the order, he actually called me to go over some specifics. He made some length recommendations and after it was all settled, he said he would begin cutting the fabric right away. It doesn't get much better than that.
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

I think either dark red or burgundy would be great starter Hobers. You won't find much love for red ties on this forum (even dark red) but they are still nice in reality and the dark red grossa is a fantastic tie. Can't go wrong with burgundy ever, so if you are partial to that color then go for it (the grossa is out of stock but the fina is in stock).

I have the dark red grossa. I like it. I dislike true red ties for the most part but think the dark red is sufficiently dark to work as a near substitute for burgundy. That said, I really like the dark red best with a blue shirt and find the added contrast of a true burgundy works better on pink. Burgundy also looks great on blue, so it may be a bit more versatile.
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band wagon here, but count my vote for dark red too.  all of them are great, but a solid will probably be more versatile for a first tie

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Inaugural wearing of my new Hober bitter chocolate fina:

 

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Great tie ain't it?
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Does anyone have a picture of the rough silks in the wild?

 

Also, how do they handle compared to the European silks?

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Does anyone have a picture of the rough silks in the wild?

 

Also, how do they handle compared to the European silks?

 

 

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:)

 

I only have the plum rough silk.  Here is the pic from last month:

 

 

The color in the pic is fairly accurate.  It has a lot of texture to it but it isn't as "slubby" as some ties I've seen around.  Not sure what European silks are (:embar:) but the hand on the rough silk is pretty "dry" (more so than David's Macclesfield prints). Not sure if that is what you meant though...

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Great tie ain't it?

 

Yes, yes it is.  Makes me sad that it isn't in my collection. :angry:

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Great tie ain't it?

 

Absolutely.  Should have bought it much earlier.

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Just to give everyone of an indication of current turnaround time with David, what with the holidays being just around the corner:

 

* Placed an order for an in-stock grenadine two and a half weeks ago at noon Saturday "Thai tie time."

 

* Received confirmation of shipment the following Thursday am US time.

 

* Received package at my office today, i.e. 13 days after confirmation of shipment.

 

Couldn't be more please with every phase of the transaction.  Can't wait to wear it, maybe tomorrow.

 

BTW, it is a grossa in solid bitter chocolate, 59" x 3 5/8.   I was afraid it might come in a little too dark from seeing some of the pics in this thread but most folks have reported the colors are a little brighter/lighter in real life so I didn't bother with swatches.  The color is perfect.

 

Sorry for the lack of pics but you have seen good ones before.

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Thanks everyone for the comments/suggestions. I have ordered a dozen swatches, and so I can have a look, and see which colors I enjoy the most. I am, in accordance with the general consensus, heavily leaning towards the dark red gross. I'll keep you guys up to date with my choices. Thanks again.

 

 

One more question i've to ask, how the hell does everyone on here manage to get such a perfect tie dimple every time? haha Its inspiring, to say the least.

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Perfecting the tie dimple is a mix of practice tying ties and owning ties that are well constructed. Hober definitely helps on the latter and the former comes with time. That said, don't obsess too much. I generally refuse to retie a tie once I've tied it for the day. Imperfection has its charm and I'm not going to wait for the perfect dimple even though I achieve it fairly often.
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Today's Hober is the Macclesfield print #183 (6-fold construction). tdude posted a pic of his 183 a while back and inspired me to acquire it. nod[1].gif

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