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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post


Claghorn's linen is the only pic of the new linens that I have seen so far. Not lavender obviously but gives a good feel for the texture. Not sure I would consider a lavender linen tie an "everyday tie" but I do like the color. If you end up acquiring please remember to post a pic. nod[1].gif


I have the "dark"lavender linen. It is really a shade of navy. If you can wear one you can wear the other.
post #3692 of 5455
Just to confirm, they have one lavender only, right?

Tropicalist, if you can share a snap, that will be helpful!
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Would be interesting to know if anyone asks for a different shape in accordance to step 5 in Hober's guide? It asks you to specify the width at 15", 18", 23" & 26" from the tip/wide blade. If you do, what widths do you ask for and why?

 

Personally, not having any experience with Hober ties I asked for the same dimensions as my Cappelli ties since I'm very satisfied with them and how they tie a knot. Dimensions would be:

Width at 15": 2 7/8"

Width at 18": 2 4/8"

Width at 23": 1 7/8"

Width at 26": 1 5/8"

 

Total length: 58"

Total width: 3 4/8"

post #3694 of 5455
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Would be interesting to know if anyone asks for a different shape in accordance to step 5 in Hober's guide? It asks you to specify the width at 15", 18", 23" & 26" from the tip/wide blade. If you do, what widths do you ask for and why?

Personally, not having any experience with Hober ties I asked for the same dimensions as my Cappelli ties since I'm very satisfied with them and how they tie a knot. Dimensions would be:
Width at 15": 2 7/8"
Width at 18": 2 4/8"
Width at 23": 1 7/8"
Width at 26": 1 5/8"

Total length: 58"
Total width: 3 4/8"

My instructions are not as detailed. I just ask for a 59" long, 3.375" wide tie that ties a medium sized FIH knot and I let David do the rest.
post #3695 of 5455
Same here. Length and width for a FIH.
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I finally made the decision to go with Sam Hober after weeks of investigation here on SF, when both ties i am looking for, a navy and a burgundy grossa grenadine, are out of stock. I wish i had made the decision sooner (he was 1st on my list anyways), as i will be starting a new job in January.

Very nice order DonRaphael. I am getting excited about placing my own.
Edited by LuNa23 - 12/2/13 at 5:37am
post #3697 of 5455
Today's Hober is a repeat and is the navy diamond weave (3-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone!

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DonRaphael - you are most welcome.  Also, it should not go unnoticed that a 5 grenadine tie order is strong for anyone, but for a 1st order it is particularly awesome.  :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:

 

I have no doubt that you will enjoy them tremendously!

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Just received my last order from Hober and I couldn't wait to get into it. One Burgundy Grenadine Piccola, 4-fold, and one Burnt Orange Wool Challis, 6-fold. Happy monday here in Sweden :D

Will post pics as soon as I can.

post #3700 of 5455
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post

In America there is a duty which is around the same amount as sales tax as Pink Panther mentions and there is no free amount that I am aware of.

When shipping by private carriers like DHL and UPS they often will deliver on time and bill later - the later billing is because they are not that fast with billing and they do not want your order to be late.

For internal DHL reasons which I don't understand sometimes there will be no bill and sometimes there will be bills with different calculations of duty.

The last time I checked the American duty rate for ties was 7.2% - so in theory DHL will collect 7.2% (about sales tax plus/minus depending on where you live) plus a small fee of around 5 or 6 dollars for the paperwork.

The post office will often not collect duty - they are too busy...

So in the end it just depend on your personal needs/budget etc. If you need something quickly and reliably for a wedding or christmas present without hesitation I would suggest DHL.

If you have no time restraints and so on.. then you can consider registered airmail.

Note, Canada and many parts of Europe have very high tax rates and shipping decisions are more complicated.

Sam, all shipments to Canada (for me) arrived with no duty nor tax assessments.  Post and DHL (arrives via FedEx). 

 

Anyone can come skiing in Ottawa and pick up your ties while you are here   :cool: 

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I am contemplating my next Hober purchase. It will be some shade of dark blue/navy grenadine. Here is a pair of related questions for anyone wishing to respond.

Assuming that for the foreseeable future this would be my only solid blue-navy:

1. What shade would be best if I DO plan on ordering a solid black one later?

2. What shade would be best if I do NOT plan on adding solid black any time soon?

If it affects your answer, I probably wear sport coat and tie four times as often as suits.

Thanks.
post #3702 of 5455
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post


My instructions are not as detailed. I just ask for a 59" long, 3.375" wide tie that ties a medium sized FIH knot and I let David do the rest.

Your FIH looks like my half windsor.  I cannot figure out how to tie a FIH like that without it looking like a sausage.

 

I have asked for additional width at the knot, I hate whimpy skinny knots.  I think my ties are a bit wider there.  They are challenging to tie a four-in-hand, but always a nice deep knot.  The reason for this is that all of my shirts are full, tall collars (full spread to point).  Looking at DonRaphael's measurements, mine are 1/4 inch wider through the knot (measured at 23 inches).  So, 2 1/8 measured at 23.  Pics coming soon...  

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I'd go for the standard shade they call navy in either the grossa or the fina. My opinion doesn't really change based on whether you end up buying the black tie or not.
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Thanks.  I'll likely add the solid black but didn't want my only solid navy to be so close as to be close to duplicative..

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Originally Posted by LuNa23 View Post

I finally made the decision to go with Sam Hober after weeks of investigation here on SF, when both ties i am looking for, a navy and a burgundy grossa grenadine, are out of stock. I wish i had made the decision sooner (he was 1st on my list anyways), as i will be starting a new job in January.

Very nice order DonRaphael. I am getting excited about placing my own.

 

Thank you, I'm really looking forward upon receiving it. From what I've seen in the thread, the navy and midnight blue are almost identical when it comes to the fina weave, if that's any help.

 

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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post
 

 

DonRaphael - you are most welcome.  Also, it should not go unnoticed that a 5 grenadine tie order is strong for anyone, but for a 1st order it is particularly awesome.  :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:

 

I have no doubt that you will enjoy them tremendously!

 

Thank you. You know what they say, go big or go home... :D I'm sure I will.

 

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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post
 

Your FIH looks like my half windsor.  I cannot figure out how to tie a FIH like that without it looking like a sausage.

 

I have asked for additional width at the knot, I hate whimpy skinny knots.  I think my ties are a bit wider there.  They are challenging to tie a four-in-hand, but always a nice deep knot.  The reason for this is that all of my shirts are full, tall collars (full spread to point).  Looking at DonRaphael's measurements, mine are 1/4 inch wider through the knot (measured at 23 inches).  So, 2 1/8 measured at 23.  Pics coming soon...

 

Interesting. I'm like you, I use wide spread collars, which was the reason I asked for those exact measurements as they usually result in a fuller knot and presents a nice shape with my Cappelli ties. Am also enjoying pinkpanther's knots. Would be interesting to know the measurements on a standard Hober in 3,5" width at the front blade.

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