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post #5161 of 5325
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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.

That's kind of what we do here.
post #5162 of 5325
^^ PP ties some of the best FIH knots. The consistency, the dimple, etc., are exquisite. However, the FIH has its limitations (all the various knots potentially do). For the most part, IMO, FIH will not work with a cutaway or wide spread collar. The knot simply isn't large enough to fill the gap. A half windsor will typically work. On the other side of the coin, other collars, e.g., forward point, call for smaller knots (relatively speaking), and a half Windsor may not be appropriate. However, a FIH would be.
post #5163 of 5325
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

^^ PP ties some of the best FIH knots. The consistency, the dimple, etc., are exquisite. However, the FIH has its limitations (all the various knots potentially do). For the most part, IMO, FIH will not work with a cutaway or wide spread collar. The knot simply isn't large enough to fill the gap. A half windsor will typically work. On the other side of the coin, other collars, e.g., forward point, call for smaller knots (relatively speaking), and a half Windsor may not be appropriate. However, a FIH would be.

Thank you for your comments sevenfoldtieguy!

I tend to agree with you on the limitations of the FIH. That said, the particular collar in question has such a massive spread that I don't think a quadruple full Windsor would fill the gap. smile.gif
post #5164 of 5325

Any of you folks selling of their Hober's on eBay? There's been a whole slew of them lately, same guy.

post #5165 of 5325
Definitely not me. Convincing myself to hold off on buying more is about all I have the capacity for.
post #5166 of 5325
Someone English who'll only ship to the UK and requires 50+ feedback before you can bid!? Ties are short too; @55"
post #5167 of 5325

Yeah i saw that too...but I like my ties in the 60-61" length

post #5168 of 5325
Have never looked for Hobers on ebay, but I could definitely take 55" length. Too bad I'm in the US and only have a score in the mid-20s. He needs someone like Spoo to buy them I guess (although Spoo's in the US), so maybe Malford.

Given how reasonably priced Hobers are compared to other high end ties I never though to look for them on ebay. I consider buying them new to be a huge bargain. I can only imagine how little they would have to be on ebay to be worth not getting them new to my exact specifications.
post #5169 of 5325
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Any of you folks selling of their Hober's on eBay? There's been a whole slew of them lately, same guy.

Not me, as I have posted before...someone can have my Hobers when they pry them from my cold, dead hand. biggrin.gif
post #5170 of 5325
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Definitely not me. Convincing myself to hold off on buying more is about all I have the capacity for.

Big +1

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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Given how reasonably priced Hobers are compared to other high end ties I never though to look for them on ebay. I consider buying them new to be a huge bargain. I can only imagine how little they would have to be on ebay to be worth not getting them new to my exact specifications.

Bigger +1
post #5171 of 5325
Nope not me. I'm primed for the next order, only holding out for the surprise David keeps teasing us with.
post #5172 of 5325
Today's Hober is a repeat and is the yellow gold grenadine fina (6-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone! I have spoiler-ed today's pic to protect sensitive SF eyes. smile.gif

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post #5173 of 5325
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Nope not me. I'm primed for the next order, only holding out for the surprise David keeps teasing us with.

 

What exactly is this "surprise" I'm reading so much about in the thread? Does David typically do a refresh or introduce new patterns every year around this time?

post #5174 of 5325
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Originally Posted by RS89 View Post

What exactly is this "surprise" I'm reading so much about in the thread? Does David typically do a refresh or introduce new patterns every year around this time?

At this point only David knows, we merely wait anxiously. Wrt refreshes, I haven't noticed a particular cycle.
post #5175 of 5325
What PP said. I remember David saying a surprise was in the works on his site, so I wait eagerly . . .
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