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post #4141 of 4904
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

There's a lot of talk on this thread about blues and navies (for good reason).

One that I don't recall getting discussed is this one:

http://www.samhober.com/italian-failles-royals-and-woven-ties/italian-midnight-blue-faille-silk-tie-2.html

I have it and really like it. It is about as dark as blue can get without being black. It was exactly the color I wanted.

Props to David on his guidance when I was inquiring about the blue/navies comparisons.

 

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)?

post #4142 of 4904
Hello all,

I'm considering ordering some Macclesfield Print Silk Ties, but curious to know if I should go for the standard fold construction or splurge a little for the 6-fold. Anybody out there who can offer some advice on what they have done previously?

Thanks
post #4143 of 4904
Seven, like PP, I have not looked into those, but I like it. Is the hand dry? Looks like it from the pic.
post #4144 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Tenis3433 View Post

I want to place my fist order, but have seen so many great ties that i'm butbut.gif

Tell me about your first SH tie?

My first order was for my wedding, the bitter chocolate was for the rehersal dinner, the purple chashmere tie, for my best man.

GT-6 Bitter Chocolate Grenadine Silk Tie (grossa)
ECT-6 Purple Cashmere Tie

I quickly followed up with two orders for "staples" which included:

GGT-11 Navy Grenadine Silk Tie (grossa)
GT-3 Burgundy Grenadine Silk Tie (grossa)
GGT-16 Forest Green Grenadine Silk Tie (grossa)
GGT-21 Charcoal Gray/Silver Grenadine Silk Tie (grossa)
ECT-3 Dark Navy Cashmere Tie

And a couple of "fun" ties:

CHPT-6 Challis Macclesfield Green Pattern Wool Tie (green patterned Challis)
CHSOT-8 Macclesfield Challis Burnt Orange Solid Wool Tie

I don't regret any of my Hober purchases, I hope this helps.
post #4145 of 4904
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

Hello all,

I'm considering ordering some Macclesfield Print Silk Ties, but curious to know if I should go for the standard fold construction or splurge a little for the 6-fold. Anybody out there who can offer some advice on what they have done previously?

Thanks

All personal preference. I went with standard fold for the Macclesfield. The next time I will also go with standard fold.

I think it's fair to say that many of us like David's ties because, among other reasons, the heft is sufficient - and we grew tired of the thin and flimsy garbage found at most retailers. Standard fold construction, with various fabrics from David, in my experience, has always resulted in sufficient heft, which results in a great drape.

Lined 6 fold ties are probably my favorite, but I typically would rather get 3 standard fold ties than two 6-folds. However, a guy can never go wrong by ordering a tie with more folds than that which is standard.

Reasonable minds can see things differently on this issue ......
post #4146 of 4904
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

There's a lot of talk on this thread about blues and navies (for good reason).


One that I don't recall getting discussed is this one:

http://www.samhober.com/italian-failles-royals-and-woven-ties/italian-midnight-blue-faille-silk-tie-2.html


I have it and really like it. It is about as dark as blue can get without being black. It was exactly the color I wanted.


Props to David on his guidance when I was inquiring about the blue/navies comparisons.

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)?

I suppose quite similar to Reppe in terms of feel (and looks), but the Italian has a bit more texture.
post #4147 of 4904
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Seven, like PP, I have not looked into those, but I like it. Is the hand dry? Looks like it from the pic.

Thanks.

I would not characterize it as having a dry hand.
post #4148 of 4904
Sevenfoldtieguy, thank you that helps me tremendously.

I am about to order a few basics, hopefully it will result in more future orders.
post #4149 of 4904
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

Hello all,

I'm considering ordering some Macclesfield Print Silk Ties, but curious to know if I should go for the standard fold construction or splurge a little for the 6-fold. Anybody out there who can offer some advice on what they have done previously?

Thanks

 

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!

post #4150 of 4904
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tenis3433 View Post

I want to place my fist order, but have seen so many great ties that i'm butbut.gif
Tell me about your first SH tie?

its in the OP. smile.gif
post #4151 of 4904
Today's Hober was received via DHL yesterday and is the midnight blue pattern challis wool #4 (6-fold construction). Apologies in advance for the expansive neck skin in the pic, I was having lighting challenges...shog[1].gif

post #4152 of 4904
Excellent. I believe that's a first for that tie in this thread. Very nice.
post #4153 of 4904
Thread Starter 
win. i have been really liking the larger medallions these days.
post #4154 of 4904
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

Today's Hober was received via DHL yesterday and is the midnight blue pattern challis wool #4 (6-fold construction). Apologies in advance for the expansive neck skin in the pic, I was having lighting challenges...shog[1].gif


I received a couple of ties from David yesterday - via regular mail ("registered airmail"). They were shipped from his shop on 12/21. I assume yours were shipped a couple of days ago. I say all of this just to compare and contrast the shipping options one has. DHL costs a bit more and the likelihood of duties is much higher, but the shipping time is greatly reduced.

Oh ... and nice tie. nod[1].gif
post #4155 of 4904
Don't remember the number, and it's no longer on the site. It's a lovely shade of brown.

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Edit: sorry about the pic size fellas. Tapatalk released an update and . . . I'll figure it out before the next post.
Edited by tdude - 1/16/14 at 8:47am
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