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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I opened the gallery and had to chuckle. That gallery should be renamed to Pink Panther's Wardrobe

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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Haha, so true. You have to commend PPs loyalty. But hey, as long as you can find what you want among David's fabrics, I see little reason to look elsewhere.

And thanks for spoilering those ties , PP. I of course had to sneak peak only to quickly shield my eyes from the unsoporofic glare.

I am loyal only because David offers tremendous ties (grenadine or otherwise), at a terrific value, with top notch service, at any dimension that I desire. I do actually have other ties but as long as he continues to offer legit fabrics his ties will dominate my collection. nod[1].gif

Wrt to sneaking a peak at the spoilered pics the last couple of days, you had fair warning. biggrin.gif
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Gentlemen,

After following this thread with interest for several years (and ordering some swatches a few years ago), I have finally dipped my toes in the Sam Hober pool, some might say 'with gusto'.

From L to R:

Dark Red Grenadine Fina (GFT-2)
Sky Blue on Rust Wool #5 (GPWT-5)
Navy Grenadine Fina (GFT-10)
UPenn Silk (ECO-7)
Navy Blue Solid Challis (CHSOT-5)
Bitter Chocolate Grenadine (GFT-6)
Dark Red & Off White Stripes on Dark Navy Wool (GSWT-4)

Being from Canada, I opted to select the air mail delivery method rather than DHL in an effort to circumvent extra charges, but unfortunately i was required to pay a ransom of $180 for duties and taxes.

So, with the exchange to $CDN, it added about 50% to the face value of each tie.

I'm hoping that the large declared value may have triggered Customs to inspect the package and that if I order a smaller amount next time, it will escape scrutiny.

Still, I'm very pleased with the results and one will take its maiden voyage this Friday.

All are 3 5/8" wide with the standard number of folds and 59" in length.
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^TL;DR canada sucks, paid 180 in taxes. ties are amazing


is that tax for all imports?
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

... Still, I'm very pleased with the results and one will take its maiden voyage this Friday...

 

Christopher Essex:  A very respectable start to your new Sam Hober collection.  Alas, Sam Hober collecting is highly addictive, so you may have to reach out to your local chapter of "Sam Hober Annonomous" for help.  In the meantime, you can continue to hang out with fellow Sam Hober addicts (I mean connoisseurs) on this thread.

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great choices Chris! :slayer:

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Today's Hober is a repeat and is the powder blue linen silk (3-fold construction).

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So wish I had that tie
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

So wish I had that tie

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I absolutely love the fabric of this tie. I have asked David if he had any plans to restock and he does not. Makes me frown.gif
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^TL;DR canada sucks, paid 180 in taxes. ties are amazing


is that tax for all imports?

I think that most clothing/footwear imports are taxed at 17 or 18% and then there's 12% sales tax on top of that.

If delivered by a courier like FedEx or DHL, they usually charge a $10 administration/brokerage fee on top of that.

Stuff from the US delivered through USPS usually makes it through without any charges, but not all the time.
post #4735 of 5180
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Being from Canada, I opted to select the air mail delivery method rather than DHL in an effort to circumvent extra charges, but unfortunately i was required to pay a ransom of $180 for duties and taxes.

So, with the exchange to $CDN, it added about 50% to the face value of each tie.

I'm hoping that the large declared value may have triggered Customs to inspect the package and that if I order a smaller amount next time, it will escape scrutiny.

Still, I'm very pleased with the results and one will take its maiden voyage this Friday.

All are 3 5/8" wide with the standard number of folds and 59" in length.

 

 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

^TL;DR canada sucks, paid 180 in taxes. ties are amazing


is that tax for all imports?

I can third this, that DHL will collect every possible duty and tax. 

 

But if you get your order in early ahead of the season, try the mail service.  It takes longer, and will arrive in the post, but the post office can be very easy to work through and I've had two orders come through tax and duty free.

post #4736 of 5180
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

My brown Hober grenadine is probably my favorite tie ever.

Where does one acquire so an awesome tie? I think I need to get one of those.

post #4737 of 5180
Got my first two Hober ties, will take some pictures later, but they are lovely, haven't put them on yet though.
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Today's Hober is a repeat and is the green w/blue large twill silk (3-fold construction).

post #4740 of 5180

Thanks, awesome. Just ordered one.

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