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A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, May 24, 2011.

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  1. GucciKid

    GucciKid Well-Known Member

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    Lovely fabric on your jacket. Is that off the rack? If not please provide cloth details.
     
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    Gentlemen, thanks for your replies. David also confirmed that the Belgian is white and not off-white, and that it's a bit stiffer than the Carlo Riva linen. Think I'll go with Belgian. :)
     
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    Thank you sir! The suit was MTO and not off the rack. The fabric is from Vitale Barberis Canonico (Super 140s). Not sure of the actual weight.
     
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    Just wanted to say how great dealing with Hober is again. Had to rush a pocket square on a Friday order and its already on its way via DHL.
     
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    i am in the midst of redoing my wardrobe and basically donated all my old suits, ties, and dress shoes to the thrift stores.

    currently, i don't wear suits very often... but did get a nice MTO suit in a dark navy. i have a several custom dress shirts in variations of whites and blues. i am interested in picking up a couple of Sam Hober grenadine ties to go along with it.

    i was thinking a Navy Grenadine Fina #10 and a Burgundy Grenadine Fina #3?!? Should I stick with the "default" 4 fold construction -or- go with the 6-fold construction? because of change of my role at work, i anticipate wearing more suits and will most likely be adding to the wardrobe. i would just like to spend the extra $$$ to add quality items to my wardrobe.

    anyhow, i am kinda rambling on here.... so thanks for any thoughts or advice!
     
  6. Renton

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    It's purely a personal choice. I have Hober grenadines in lined four fold and lined six fold and I sometimes find the lined six fold a bit bulky.
     
  7. Flyswatter

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    Seems like you're on the right track. If I could only own two ties, they would be navy and burgundy grenadines. Keep in mind that the Hober burgundy grenadine fina #3 is rather dark and has a brownish look to it. Nothing wrong with that at all, but I personally found it to be a bit darker than I was looking for, and ended up selling mine and ordering the burgundy piccola. This tie is closer to the burgundy color I prefer: more of a wine/purplish color, although it looks less purple in real life than the pic on the Hober site.

    As for construction, I've only tried the default lined 4-fold and unlined 7-fold, so I can't comment on lined 6-folds. Although I like the 7-folds, I think I prefer the standard 4-fold construction since it's significantly cheaper and ultimately makes for a more durable, longer lasting tie. The 4-folds have plenty of heft without being bulky, drape nicely as far as I'm concerned, and make perfect sized knots that dimple well, IMO. Also consider tie tipping. If you search this thread, you'll find discussion of tipped vs. untipped grenadines. Untipped allows you to opt for hand-rolled edges, which is a beautiful display of craftsmanship only seen on the finest of ties. Untipped ties also have a slightly lighter feel and result in a somewhat translucent diamond shaped appearance at the tip in the case of grenadines. Some like this feature, some don't. I like untipped grenadines, although opted for self-tipped for my most recent order. Nice to have a mix of both.

    If you can budget enough for two 6-fold Hober grenadines, I'd suggest instead opting for three 4-folds. The upcharge for two 6-folds is the same as the price of a single standard grenadine tie. I'm like you in that I don't wear suits/ties on a daily basis, although I enjoy it very much when I do. As such, most of my tie wardrobe consists of solid colored ties with texture (grenadines, knits) as they are the most versatile. If you're looking to expand your basic tie collection after navy and burgundy grenadines, I'd recommend black, brown, gray/silver, and green ties next, in that order. I have all of those ties in grenadines as well as black and navy knits. Add a few classic neats in muted colors--such as a navy w/ white pindots--and you have an excellent and versatile basic tie wardrobe. If you want to expand even further, consider stripes and ties in seasonal fabrics, i.e. wool for fall/winter and linen for spring/summer.

    Anyway, now I'm rambling. Like I said, you're on the right track. Can't really go wrong with Hober grenadines. :)
     
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  8. Kroaker

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    Today's Hober, off white stripe on midnight blue grossa grenadine:

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  9. tdude

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    The dimple is getting better! :fonz:
     
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    Yes, small victories!
     
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    Kroaker - well done! Nice fit.

    tdude - Sadly I do not have the burnt orange oxford weave. [​IMG] I do have the burnt orange diamond weave and it rocks, one of my top 5 Hobers.
     
  13. scurvyfreedman

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    I have one fina, several grossas, and one piccola. My personal preference is for grossa weaves. But, I know that is something that varies person to person. I just like the larger loop appearance to the tighter of fina.

    I find the 4-fold construction to be perfect for me. I don't like a tie too thick. The 4-fold ties a great 4-in-hand knot and is as heavy as I need a tie to be.

    I have the navy blue grossa and it's my #1 most used tie. I also have dark red, which is close to the burgundy. It's another top choice for me. Most of my other Hober ties are purple. I would definitely recommend some purple as you expand. It does well against a navy suit and fits well with grey and brown as well. It's a very versatile color depending on the hue. More reddish purples go with certain things better and violet seems to go with everything and allows you to vary from the standard grey and navy or navy and grey that many seem to gravitate towards.

    Good luck. You think you're only buying two ties, but you're buying more... it will just be two in your first order.
     
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    Thanks PP. I want the darkest orange David has for some fall wear. Guess I'll email him and ask which is darkest.
     
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    tdude, I've got the orange oxford. It is quite dark. Almost a copper. Definitely the darkest orange David has as far as I know.
     
  18. tdude

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    Awesome. Thanks!
     
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    Today's Hober is the dark red pattern wool challis #3 (3-fold construction). Happy Monday everyone!

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  20. tdude

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    Love that tie. I need that tie. I have the blue one, but not that one.
     
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