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Claggy hates shiny ties.  I think they are an acceptable option with a business suit.  If you already owned them, at least a couple would be passable, maybe even all.  But look through the tie joy in this thread, man.  These ties say "I settled for...".  Don't buy shit just because it's there (I need to learn this too, we all do it...)

 

Get your Hober on.  Or Vanda or whatever.  There is a lot of decent value out there, and three beauties in the Drake's sale or Cappelli's outlet or Hober's minimum spec, are going to live a lot longer in your heart and wardrobe than ten "almosts" off eBay.  Think on.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I now have enough brown ties...for now.


It's beautiful.

HANJOY!

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Now that's what I was talking about! Great tie, Rudals!

As @jrd617
 would said and I quote: "I would sex". (jrd617, StyleForum. 2013)

Ha, I actually stole that verbiage from Claghorn
post #1563 of 37396
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 These ties say "I settled for...".  Don't buy shit just because it's there (I need to learn this too, we all do it...)

 

 

These were the ones I was on the fence about.  The ones I bid on, which I will show if I win them, I really like.  So I get what you mean.  They are the ties that I was "meh" about. 

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jr, i like the last 2. also, gray is a hard color for ties imho.
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Have to say, some of these choices are interesting.

You'd go to a desert island with a navy solid staple, a classic navy pindot, or a black knit?

You'd bring a Hugo Boss to a desert island?

Rust grenadine: 10
TF shiny herringbone: 3 (shiny, c'mon mang)
Henry Carter brown neat A: 8
Hober brown herringbone: 10
Henry Carter brown neat B: 10 (I like the scale on this one more)
Zegna diamond weave: 5 (shiny, don't like the texture either)

Yount regimental: 5 (color are very blah)
Gitman regimental: 5 (bad colors)
Drakes regimental: 5 (bad colors)
Yount blue knit: 10 (even though I hate knits)
BB blue solid: 8 (where the heck is your navy solid? minus points for lack of navy in the collection)
Shantung regimental: 5 (blah light colors, slightly better than the others; looks like peeling paint)
Hober blue w/ dots or squares: 8 (where's the classic navy pindot!?!?)
Hugo Boss (ffffuuuu.gif) blue with yellow microdots: -1 (is this the same Claghorn we know? Hugo Boss?? Points off just for that. also again, where's the classic navy pindot!?!?)
Panta blue and red regimental: 9
Hober green grenadine: 10
Panta green neat: 10
Henry Carter teal neat: 6 (not a huge fan of the scale or shininess or teal color)

Yount mustard knit: 7 (mustard knit over a black knit??? where's the black knit??)
Altea windowpane: 2 (FUGLY)
Drakes regimental: 7 (not digging the texture)
Hober burgundy diamond weave: 5 (don't like that texture or sheen either)
Panta burgundy grenadine: 10
Hober burgundy herringbone: 6 (color are too bright / saturated)
Hober grey grenadine: 10 (I should mark points off - where's the navy grenadine??)


AVG: 6.92
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Earlier in this thread I mentioned the idea of 25 ties. So I went through my collection and decided that if I was trapped on an island, and I could only take 25 ties with me, these would be my 25:



Row 1: Sam Hober, Tom Ford, Henry Carter
Row 2: Sam Hober, Henry Carter, Zegna
Row 3: Howard Yount, Gitman Bros, Drakes


Row 1: Howard Yount, Brooks Brothers (a wonderful wool-silk blend), Howard Yount
Row 2: Borrelli, Hugo Boss, Panta
Row 3: Sam Hober, Panta, Henry Carter




Row 1: Howard Yount, Altea, Drakes
Row 2: Sam Hober, Panta, Sam Hober
Row 3: Sam Hober
post #1566 of 37396

Is this eBay a nice place to visit for a Honeymoon? Where is this eBay that you guys speak of?:nest:

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I'm going to New Zealand on my next honeymoon. 

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New Zeeland would a great place to go. But just watch out for the white guy in the below picture. 

I told my fiance that I'd like to go to Jeju Island, South Korea and she said, "(#*&$(@*#&!)*@#!"

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Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Have to say, some of these choices are interesting.

You'd go to a desert island with a navy solid staple, a classic navy pindot, or a black knit?

You'd bring a Hugo Boss to a desert island?

Rust grenadine: 10
TF shiny herringbone: 3 (shiny, c'mon mang) [I do occasionally wear suits]
Henry Carter brown neat A: 8
Hober brown herringbone: 10
Henry Carter brown neat B: 10 (I like the scale on this one more)
Zegna diamond weave: 5 (shiny, don't like the texture either) [Photography. That's 100% cotton]

Yount regimental: 5 (color are very blah) [You silk whore you. You need to know that sometimes a tie isn't about color and pattern. It's about texture. And that tie. It's good.]
Gitman regimental: 5 (bad colors) [Indeed, but it works in summer with linen. See above. Silk whore]
Drakes regimental: 5 (bad colors) [Texture]
Yount blue knit: 10 (even though I hate knits) [You would]
BB blue solid: 8 (where the heck is your navy solid? minus points for lack of navy in the collection) [a) Not rudals. b) that's straight navy. Lighting
Shantung regimental: 5 (blah light colors, slightly better than the others; looks like peeling paint) [Not shantung. Linen cotton. Silk.....wait for it....whore]
Hober blue w/ dots or squares: 8 (where's the classic navy pindot!?!?) [the Borrelli]
Hugo Boss (ffffuuuu.gif) blue with yellow microdots: -1 (is this the same Claghorn we know? Hugo Boss?? Points off just for that. also again, where's the classic navy pindot!?!?) [That shit is a beautiful tie to work with a suit. Rich color. 30% cotton. Ties a knot you could make a buck off of in Boystown.]

 


Panta blue and red regimental: 9
Hober green grenadine: 10
Panta green neat: 10
Henry Carter teal neat: 6 (not a huge fan of the scale or shininess or teal color) [Teal?]

 

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Yount mustard knit: 7 (mustard knit over a black knit??? where's the black knit??)
Altea windowpane: 2 (FUGLY) [Yup. I dub it the "Holdfast." Every collection needs that tie that is loved by its owner but few else.]
Drakes regimental: 7 (not digging the texture) [You wouldn't.]
Hober burgundy diamond weave: 5 (don't like that texture or sheen either) [Mimo. Please note. I like a tie with a bit of shine for a suit. As you said.]
Panta burgundy grenadine: 10
Hober burgundy herringbone: 6 (color are too bright / saturated)
Hober grey grenadine: 10 (I should mark points off - where's the navy grenadine??) [I live in navy blazers.]

You're a silk whore.

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Scoping out some more ties on the bay, thoughts on these?  I actually put a bid on 4 others not pictured here but I'm confident the council would approve as they're $9 now and if I did post pics someone might ninja kop them from right under me.  I know stichey owes me one since I nabbed that suit yesterday.  Not saying you guys play dirty but some lurkers might.  

 

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All but the first are good. I think that top is going to be hard to pair. And it lacks a single identity. Its texture says casual, the shiny dot things say...not casual.

post #1571 of 37396

Now that we were talking about hankies for a bit, what do you guys think of the cream silk square? I'm thinking about buying one, but is it really as versatile as Foo says? 

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My Top 25 (All Hobers):

Grenadine Grossa:
1. Black
2. Navy
3. Dark chocolate
4. Silver / grey
5. Forest green
6. Powder blue

Diamond Weave:
7. Rose pink
8. Bottle green

Wool Challis:
9. Forest green
10. Navy

Linen:
11. Powder blue

Oxford:
12. Burgundy

Stripes:
13. Red and white stripes on midnight blue grenadine
14. SF Club Tie
15. Navy and off white stripes on lilac (cannot find on Hober website)

Pin Dots:
16. Midnight blue grenadine grossa with white pin dots
17. Burgundy with green pin dots (woven)
18. Burgundy with white pin dots (printed)

Other Patterns
19. Grey PoW
20. Navy and powder blue houndstooth
21. Peach and brown houndstooth
22. Macclesfield 102 (out of stock, will try to find a picture)
23. Macclesfield 120
24. Green geometric silk tie (http://www.samhober.com/geometric-silk-ties-en/english-geometric-silk-tie-1.html)
25. Sky blue on rust pattern wool tie
post #1573 of 37396
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Rud, not a fan of that belt. Too much hardware for me. But the real point is that I likely wouldn't have noticed it had your tie been the proper length.



The point is in the middle of the buckle. It don't get no more textbook than that.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

 
Actually...I have pants that have no belt loops...so I just might. But that can wait. I want more Hober ties and a nice sexy suit.

lol8%5B1%5D.gif You can find some braces at SuitSupply. Very cheap $99 usd. nod%5B1%5D.gif

If Noodles spends a C-note on suspenders, I'm going to smack him.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Now that we were talking about hankies for a bit, what do you guys think of the cream silk square? I'm thinking about buying one, but is it really as versatile as Foo says? 

No
post #1574 of 37396

I'd like a cream linen square.  Couldn't find one.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

The point is in the middle of the buckle. It don't get no more textbook than that.

He edited it after my statement.
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