On the topic of scarves:
Can someone (David?) explain the difference between single layer and double layer? Is the single layer more expensive just because of the rolled edges?
David sent me this in an email when I asked about lined scarf construction.
A single thickness of the Macclesfield silk is thin compared to a heavy wool scarf, but double layer of silk is quite warm and not so thin especially our madder silks. I have worn double layer Thai shot silk scarves in Colorado blizzards and been quite warm.
Our scarves are constructed as single layer or double layer - tubes - closed on the ends. Single layer scarves have the option of a rolled edge.
We could design a special construction with a wool interlining but it would be more of a blanket thickness - good for walking in snow storms but not needed in everyday life.
David emailed me today and indicated that my two grenadine garza grossa ties are on their way to me...I don't know if I can wait the 3 weeks for delivery!! I'm so excited!!
I live in Charlotte and have received some of David's orders in as little as seven days with regular shipping. Out of about ten orders, the average shipping time has been about ten or twelve days. One order took the full three weeks. I think it really depends on US Customs, and how quickly they process the package.
Hello all. I recently purchased a few ties from Sam Hober. A burn orange cashmere, a green grenadine and an english pattern silk. I just wanted to give a public thank you to the Sam Hober company and to David. Their ties are magnificent and of top tier quality, but more importantly their service is second to none. David is an absolute pleasue to work with. He will patiently and without pressure answer any and all questions you have untill you are ready to make your decision. He treats a one timer with the same care as a corporate client who may buy a hundred ties at at a time.
If you are considering making a purchase from them go for it, you will thank me later.
Here are the ties.
Please feel free to post pics of your Hober ties as well, the more the more the merrier.
I'm about to order a couple more ties from David and I'm wondering where you found the tie in the pic?