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That's gorgeous. Well done, sir.
post #3782 of 5627
Thinking about a couple of wool challis ties. I searched the thread and saw that a couple of members have gone with 6-fold construction. Was that tipped or untipped? Have others gone with a different construction?
post #3783 of 5627
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post


What do you gentlement think abou the "side dimple." I prefer softer ties and I find that, despite my best efforts, the dimple ends up this way after a few hours.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


While I prefer a nicely centered dimple like pp, tdude, and others in this thread consistently achieve, a side dimple is better than no dimple. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif At least you're not overly fussy about it. smile.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Nice choices seven. Love both of those. Nice tie Todd. Softer ties are harder to get that simple it's true. Sometimes I fuss (yes I am fussy) with a knot for 5 minutes before I'm happy. Some kinda dimple is always a good thing.

 

Agreed that some dimple is better than no dimple and the side dimple is fine by me.  Before Hober I would fuss a little over the knot but it was more about what length the tie was coming out than anything else.  Now all my (Hober) ties are the same length and it is easy to get both the preferred length and, of course, the preferred knot with a minimum of fuss. :nodding:

post #3784 of 5627
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Thinking about a couple of wool challis ties. I searched the thread and saw that a couple of members have gone with 6-fold construction. Was that tipped or untipped? Have others gone with a different construction?

 

Mine are tipped (as are all of mine regardless of type of material, just a personal preference).

post #3785 of 5627
My wool ties are tipped, standard construction. As for my dimple fussiness, I will fuss till I get a good dimple, but I don't have to fuss over my Hobers. The knots fall easier for whatever reason.
post #3786 of 5627
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

As for my dimple fussiness, I will fuss till I get a good dimple, but I don't have to fuss over my Hobers. The knots fall easier for whatever reason.

 

+1 - Hobers are my easiest ties to (dimple) knot by a wide margin.  One of the many reasons I like them so much.

post #3787 of 5627
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Nice choices seven. Love both of those. Nice tie Todd. Softer ties are harder to get that simple it's true. Sometimes I fuss (yes I am fussy) with a knot for 5 minutes before I'm happy. Some kinda dimple is always a good thing.

thank you
post #3788 of 5627
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Ordered these last night:

http://www.samhober.com/macclesfield-print-silk-ties/macclesfield-silk-tie-92.html


http://www.samhober.com/macclesfield-print-silk-ties/macclesfield-silk-tie-119.html


Each should pair quite well with various shirt colors, e.g., pale blue, lavender, pale pink, white.

Nice choices...I have both of these ties. biggrin.gif   I'll be wearing the #119 tomorrow as a matter of fact.

thank you
post #3789 of 5627
So irrespective of one's current warddrobe and tie inventory, what are your top 5 Hobers? Asked differently, if you had to buy Hobers at once and could never buy any more, what would they be? I'm sure something along this line has been asked or discussed in the previous 260 pages, but given the passion and enthusiam that most Hoberites have for the product, together with the new offerings and new converts, I assume its an opinion many won't mind offering, even for the "nth" time.

Also, what's your thought process / rationale for choosing grenadine grossa, fina, or prometeo? Is it purely an aesthetic issue or do other factors (e.g. diversification, formality, suit/jacket texture, etc.) factor in? Thanks.
post #3790 of 5627
If I could only have 5:

- Black grenadine grossa
- Navy grenadine grossa
- Burgundy oxford weave
- Silver / grey grenadine grossa
- Sky blue rep solid silk tie

My 5 Favorites (some tough calls in here):

- Silver / grey grenadine grossa
- White pindot on midnight blue grenadine grossa
- Powder blue and brown stripes on midnight blue grenadine grossa
- English pattern silk tie #6 (http://www.samhober.com/pattern-silk-ties/english-pattern-silk-tie-6.html)
- Green dots on burgundy pindot silk tie

Reason for the difference is I have some favorites that are not quite as versatile but I am happy to have a large rotation. If I could only have 5, however, I'd go for versatility.

My preference for grossa over fina is due to the former having a more interesting and visible texture. If I wanted a more subtle texture, something like the diamond weave or oxford weave would work better for my tastes.
post #3791 of 5627
I am often surprised to see a black knit or grenadine on Top X lists. I think navy is far more versatile, but then I'm the uptight type that wouldn't wear a black tie with brown shoes.

My top 5 Hobers would be Navy Grenadine Grossa, Burgandy Grenadine Grossa, a navy-grounded Macclesfield (can't really go wrong with any of them), any simple stripe (the SF Club tie grenadine is a good one), and a more colourful tie like an orange, brown, or purple.
post #3792 of 5627
^ Black tie is on the list due to (1) being the most socially appropriate thing at a funeral and thus a thing one would not want to be without and (2) it looks quite smart with white and light blue shirts and can provide additional options especially if one wears a lot of suits to evening events.
post #3793 of 5627
I agree with you completely that black is situationally great, but if limited, I would still take navy. It will go with things that black won't, looks great with white and light blue, and I very much doubt one would get odd looks at a funeral with a navy tie.
post #3794 of 5627
Sheesh. Can't imagine having to pick 5 to keep if I had to. Navy grenadine grossa. Chocolate fina. One of the navy neats. Then . . . Burgundy neat. The Atkinson stripe I have. The green challis. The midnight challis. OK I cheated.
post #3795 of 5627
And this is why we need more than 5 ties...
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