I want to place my fist order, but have seen so many great ties that i'm
Tell me about your first SH tie?
I ordered my first Hobers in November 2012. I got the red (not dark red) grenadine grossa, royal blue grenadine fina, navy diamond weave, and english pattern #13. The first Hober I wore was the red grenadine grossa. I've tried a handful of ties besides Hobers in the meantime but the vast, vast majority of my new ties since then have been from David and I intend to continue that trend.
Interesting. I haven't paid too much attention to that page on David's website. In terms of feel, what would you compare it to (Macclesfield, twill, diamond weave, etc)?
All my Macclesfields are 6-fold. When I purchased the first one I asked David how the heft (my word) compared to the diamond weave and was told it was a little lighter (again my word) so I went with 6-fold with the first one and have done them all the same way since. I kind of based everything off of the diamond weave for my purchases (if as heavy or thick as the diamond weave then I go with standard, if lighter I move up to 6-fold). Probably not the best way, but I get a great tie regardless. Happy shopping!