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post #5146 of 5695
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Originally Posted by NativeTxn View Post


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).

Thanks for your suggestion.

 

I do have both swatches on hand. The navy pin dot one actually has two layers, feeling more thick and stiff than the dimond weave. I guess 3-fold is good engouh for me. I will talk more about details with David.

 

post #5147 of 5695
Today's Hober is a repeat and is the English pattern silk #13 (3-fold construction).

post #5148 of 5695
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Originally Posted by zhanghagn0529 View Post

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

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

I have both of those ties and both are 3-fold. Here were the pics of the last time I wore each. I think the 3-folds work just fine.

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Originally Posted by NativeTxn View Post

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).

+1 to all of this

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Originally Posted by zhanghagn0529 View Post

I do have both swatches on hand. The navy pin dot one actually has two layers, feeling more thick and stiff than the dimond weave. I guess 3-fold is good engouh for me. I will talk more about details with David.

+1 to working through the details with David. nod[1].gif
post #5149 of 5695
Today's Hober is the dark red w/midnight blue & white stripe grenadine grossa (6-fold construction).

post #5150 of 5695
I have two pulls in a new grenadine. How's best to handle it? Clip them? I can't seem to find the thread on the backside to pull it taught due to the complexity of the weave.
post #5151 of 5695
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have two pulls in a new grenadine. How's best to handle it? Clip them? I can't seem to find the thread on the backside to pull it taught due to the complexity of the weave.

I have a pull on one of my grenadines. I consider it sprezz. If you can't fix it the recommended way by pulling it from behind, just leave it be. Otherwise, you could wind up unravelling the entire tie. At least that's my completely non scientific worry.
post #5152 of 5695
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have two pulls in a new grenadine. How's best to handle it? Clip them? I can't seem to find the thread on the backside to pull it taught due to the complexity of the weave.

 

I used this to fix pulls in a grenadine tie. Worked great.

post #5153 of 5695
Hmm, looks interesting.
post #5154 of 5695
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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post
 

 

I used this to fix pulls in a grenadine tie. Worked great.


+1 - Initially, I was a little skeptical about how well this would work, but I've since used it to fix numerous pulls. It really does work great.

post #5155 of 5695
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Originally Posted by pinkpanther View Post

I have been assessed duties on a number of my recent orders, but as you say in another post, (in the US) the % is essentially the same as sales tax amounts and not a big deal at all.

I can't speak to the $200 threshold as I am never able to keep my orders at that level. shog[1].gif

PP - have you (or anyone else for that matter) been hit with duties when using EMS from Hober to the U.S.?

I've previously done 2 different orders (both under $200) shipped via DHL with no duties/handling fees charged.

However, I'm currently contemplating placing an order that would total between $400 and $440 (5 ties and depending on whether I got initials on the tie keepers on some or all). Slow boat (registered mail) is $26, DHL is $40, and EMS is $55.

I'm quite confident that I would end up paying a total of between 8 and 12% in duties/fees with DHL when calculating an import duty of 7.2% and whatever DHL charges as a handling fee (so in all likelihood, another $35 to $50).

I've heard that registered mail is usually less likely to bill you for duties and fees. Since EMS is through the postal service, do you think they would be less likely to bill you for the duties and fee - if so, then it seems like a good in between from a cost/shipping speed standpoint when compared to registered mail (twice as much, but probably twice as fast) and DHL ($15 more to ship than DHL, a few days slower than DHL, but potentially less likely to get hit with ~10% in duties and fees).

So, has anyone had experience with International express/EMS from Hober to the United States? And if so, what were the results (bearing in mind that I'm sure it can always be different from shipment to shipment).
post #5156 of 5695
Today's Hober is a repeat and is the English plaid #9 (6-fold construction).

post #5157 of 5695
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Originally Posted by NativeTxn View Post

PP - have you (or anyone else for that matter) been hit with duties when using EMS from Hober to the U.S.?

I have only used DHL for my Hober orders so I don't have any experience with EMS.
post #5158 of 5695
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Originally Posted by DayTripper View Post


+1 - Initially, I was a little skeptical about how well this would work, but I've since used it to fix numerous pulls. It really does work great.

works great, I have a few
post #5159 of 5695
PP - I like your collar with the English plaid much better than the spread with the grenadine. Something doesn't work for me with that spread collar. Maybe it's just the picture. I know that's nit picking but I don't remember seeing you wear spread collars like that one.
post #5160 of 5695
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

PP - I like your collar with the English plaid much better than the spread with the grenadine. Something doesn't work for me with that spread collar. Maybe it's just the picture. I know that's nit picking but I don't remember seeing you wear spread collars like that one.

I completely agree LynahFaithful. You aren't nitpicking and it isn't just the pic. I thought I would give a cutaway collar a try but I don't like it and I won't be getting another one. shog[1].gif
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