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Yeah that's what I was imagining, like a navy DB suit made from maybe a flannel or something else with a "wooly" texture and look and with some slightly subtle pencilstripes or not-too-prominent chalkstripes. Especially if the collars on the shirts are nice and spread, white would probably work best, but pale blue would also look nice.

The suit I had in mind with this is my E&R DB made of heavy duty holland and sherry twill in navy with a faint grey pinstripe. Though, I was also impressed at the way it looked when held up against my lighter weight navy herringbone suit. As for collars, I tend toward a very wide spread. I just love how a FIH on one of David's ties perfectly fills a wide collar without slipping so much as a millimeter over the day.
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I'd like to echo the sentiments expressed by Monty L and many others on this forum.

 

I recently bought 3 grenadines (black, forest green, burgundy) based on the recommendations of members on this forum.

Apologies for the truly awful photo.

 

I have a navy grenadine from an Italian maker and the Sam Hober ties are on a par at a much better price point.

I'm also extremely impressed with the feel and quality of the ties and the excellent customer service David offers.

International delivery was very fast.

 

 

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^ Solid start to the collection, fentona.
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Today's Hober is a repeat and is the Macclesfield #119 (6-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone!

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I'd like to echo the sentiments expressed by Monty L and many others on this forum.

 

I recently bought 3 grenadines (black, forest green, burgundy) based on the recommendations of members on this forum.

Apologies for the truly awful photo.

 

I have a navy grenadine from an Italian maker and the Sam Hober ties are on a par at a much better price point.

I'm also extremely impressed with the feel and quality of the ties and the excellent customer service David offers.

International delivery was very fast.

 

 

Are those finas or piccolas?

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I don't have any of the grenadine piccola ties but here is a pic of all 4 weaves in navy swatches. The fina and piccola are on top. Hope this helps.

I also ordered these four swatches. I found that the left two are a little more cyan than the right two. Am I right?

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I also ordered these four swatches. I found that the left two are a little more cyan than the right two. Am I right?

To my eye, the navy grossa and fina are a bit darker than their prometeo and piccola counterparts. WRT cyan I don't really see any greenish color in any of the four but YMMV.
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I also ordered these four swatches. I found that the left two are a little more cyan than the right two. Am I right?

To my eye, the navy grossa and fina are a bit darker than their prometeo and piccola counterparts. WRT cyan I don't really see any greenish color in any of the four but YMMV.

I see no cyan in any of the four.
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To my eye, the navy grossa and fina are a bit darker than their prometeo and piccola counterparts. WRT cyan I don't really see any greenish color in any of the four but YMMV.

 

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I see no cyan in any of the four.

Different batch maybe?

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Different batch maybe?


Lighting and the monitor will have an impact, but I don't see cyan in any of those four either...
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Lighting and the monitor will have an impact, but I don't see cyan in any of those four either...

Thanks anyway, man.

 

Now I am ready to pull the trigger on my first order. I've decided to go for these two:

 

https://www.samhober.com/pin-dot-silk-ties/white-dots-on-dark-navy-pin-dot-silk-tie-1.html

https://www.samhober.com/diamond-weave-silk-ties/navy-diamond-weave-silk-tie-4.html

 

I only have one tie from Brooks Brothers. I think it is 3-fold and the knot is too thin. I understand that the knot is more related to interlining than fold.

 

Should I go for 3-fold or 6-fold? What do you guys suggest for these two fabrics?

 

Thanks a lot.

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Kroaker - they are the fina. I definitely didn't want the garza as I thought that would be too loose.

Being impatient I didn't order the swatches to compare piccola v fina. I also thought that the fina would have a good balance of structure and grenadine "hand" and that the piccola might be too "tight" a weave. However I'm a complete novice so that may be way off the mark.

Regardless, I'm delighted with my choice, the VERY patient advice from David - he basically talked me through all of the measurements and options and double-checked everything before I finalised my order. I can't recommend the customer service and value highly enough. My experience is vey much in line with all of the positive reviews on this forum.

Best of luck with your choice and hope this helps.
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Kroaker - I forgot to add that I chose the standard 4-fold and it is substantial enough for me in weight and the way it knots and drapes.
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Different batch maybe?


Lighting and the monitor will have an impact, but I don't see cyan in any of those four either...

+1
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Thanks anyway, man.

Now I am ready to pull the trigger on my first order. I've decided to go for these two:

https://www.samhober.com/pin-dot-silk-ties/white-dots-on-dark-navy-pin-dot-silk-tie-1.html
https://www.samhober.com/diamond-weave-silk-ties/navy-diamond-weave-silk-tie-4.html

I only have one tie from Brooks Brothers. I think it is 3-fold and the knot is too thin. I understand that the knot is more related to interlining than fold.

Should I go for 3-fold or 6-fold? What do you guys suggest for these two fabrics?

Thanks a lot.

I like a nice, "hefty" knot, and while I don't have the white dots on Navy, I just got my burnt orange diamond weave today, and the standard 3-fold makes a great knot (IMHO). If you want to make sure, you can tell David to put a little bit of extra material in the knot area (which is what I did).

I have this tie (http://www.samhober.com/flower-silk-ties-en/flower-silk-tie-15.html) and while I don't know if it is similar in weight/texture/"heft", etc. to the navy dot tie, the flower silk tie is also great with the standard 3-fold construction.

If you were going with the one of Macclesfields (I have the Macclesfield Print #114) I might suggest going with a 6-fold (though the 3-fold still ties a solid knot, the silk is thinner than the others I have, and I will probably get a 6-fold if I get more Macclesfields in the future), I think that you should be just fine with the 3-fold on the diamond weave, and very likely fine with the 3-fold on the navy dot tie. I don't know what BB tie you have, but I would find it hard to believe that you would consider the knot "too thin" on either of the two ties you plan to buy in 3-fold (though YMMV).
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