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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. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Hello all. I recently purchased a few ties from Sam Hober. A burn orange cashmere, a green grenadine and an english pattern silk. I just wanted to give a public thank you to the Sam Hober company and to David. Their ties are magnificent and of top tier quality, but more importantly their service is second to none. David is an absolute pleasue to work with. He will patiently and without pressure answer any and all questions you have untill you are ready to make your decision. He treats a one timer with the same care as a corporate client who may buy a hundred ties at at a time.

    If you are considering making a purchase from them go for it, you will thank me later.

    Here are the ties.

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    and thanks to spoo for recommening I give them a shot, this is the later part where I thank you. [​IMG] Please feel free to post pics of your Hober ties as well, the more the more the merrier.
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    David is a gentleman, and his products are extraordinary.
     
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  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Look forward to other members' pics.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    I look forward to trying his goods at some point!
     
  5. Getzione

    Getzione Senior member

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    This thread is long due. David is truly a gentleman, and his products speak for themself.

    Crosspost from the Soporific Tie Porn thread;

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  6. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Could some people who have ordered bespoke, comment on why they did so and what measurements they gave ? I am thinking of ordering a couple, and was thunking of only supplying the length and width.
     
  7. DerekS

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    Hober bespoke grenadines, and Macclesfield and Riva cotton/linen squares:

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    - B


    those grenadines are the ducks nuts. This seals the deal for me...im ordering a few for my wedding.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Could some people who have ordered bespoke, comment on why they did so and what measurements they gave ? I am thinking of ordering a couple, and was thunking of only supplying the length and width.

    i did "bespoke" because hober makes it affordable and i wanted to give it a shot.

    i measured the length and width of my ties that i like most and that fit the best. gave david the measurments and based on the knot he recommended for the material i was ordering he gave suggestions on maybe changing a thing or two. he also gave suggestions on the amounts of folds depending on the material. i stuck with the material designs he had on hand. no special requests for this non baller.

    those grenadines are the ducks nuts. This seals the deal for me...im ordering a few for my wedding.

    dooooo eeeeeet [​IMG]

    thanks for the great pics vox [​IMG]
     
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    Getzione Senior member

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    Could some people who have ordered bespoke, comment on why they did so and what measurements they gave ? I am thinking of ordering a couple, and was thunking of only supplying the length and width.

    I order mine with a specified width at 3 or 4(cant remember which) places along the blade and a longer length. The bespoke also allows you to choose the construction of the tie.
     
  10. Fred H.

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    My first two Hober "Grenadine Garza Fina Solid Ties" came yesterday. (One is the first blue from left in Bill's photo.) The other is a sage green to match a jacket that I'm wearing today. I am EXTREMELY pleased with these two ties. I ordered them in 59" length and with a 3.25" width. They are perfectly made and tie a spectacular knot. I'm planning on placing a two tie order with David every other month. [​IMG] [​IMG] BIG HINT: Order the fabric swatches in advance. Wish I had done that since the green I REALLY wanted turned out to be the Olive (a tad brighter). Oh well! Dark Blue: [​IMG] Sage Green: [​IMG]
     
  11. HarleyBob

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    Over the past year, I have ordered more than 50 ties from David. His ties are of outstanding quality and the value proposition is incredibly high. Over 25 of the ties are his grenadines, solids, stripes, and dots. They have become my go to tie. If you haven't ordered from David, do it.
     
  12. Getzione

    Getzione Senior member

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    BIG HINT: Order the fabric swatches in advance. Wish I had done that since the green I REALLY wanted turned out to be the Olive (a tad brighter). Oh well!

    I've also found the swatches to be very helpful in picking fabrics. The pictures can sometimes be quite different. Maybe this thread could work as a swatchsample-thread aswell. I have a couple swatch-sets i could try to take some pictures of.
     
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    srivats Senior member

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    The handrolled edges on those square are wonderful. Never seen anything like that before, Bill.
     
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    If I'm just about to get my first couple grenadine ties, would Kent Wang be a better place to start than these? $75 for the KWs on the site - how much do these run (I assume two different prices based on whether you buy stock or have them MTM). Thanks!
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    dont know about kent wang personally but i have heard very good things about his product and service.

    hober has ties from $75, not many more than $90. small charge for more length or 6 folds. but very affordable. check out the site

    www.samhober.com
     
  16. tim_horton

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    Could some people who have ordered bespoke, comment on why they did so and what measurements they gave ? I am thinking of ordering a couple, and was thunking of only supplying the length and width.

    I wou go staight to the source and E-mail David. You need to supply how wide you'd like the tie, but he'll help out with figuring out the right length. He'll ask you how tall you are, what knot you plan on tying the tie with, etc. Being able to customize the length was the reason I first tried Sam Hober ties. I'm on the short side and tying four-in-hands with most ties was a hassle... I'm now spoiled by Hober's bespokes.
     
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    My current Hobers:

    Yellow/Gold Dots on Burgundy Pin-Dot
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    Forest Green Cashmere Black Warp
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    Dark Blue Grenadine #13
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    Bitter Chocolate Grenadine #6:
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  18. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    This thread is long due. David is truly a gentleman, and his products speak for themself.

    Crosspost from the Soporific Tie Porn thread;

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    my fave hober post yet. price? David?
     
  19. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    I order mine with a specified width at 3 or 4(cant remember which) places along the blade and a longer length. The bespoke also allows you to choose the construction of the tie.

    details on the tie (exact measurements/bespoke request, etc), more photos please, and do you have any others by Hober? This is great looking!
     
  20. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    My first two Hober "Grenadine Garza Fina Solid Ties" came yesterday. (One is the first blue from left in Bill's photo.) The other is a sage green to match a jacket that I'm wearing today. I am EXTREMELY pleased with these two ties. I ordered them in 59" length and with a 3.25" width. They are perfectly made and tie a spectacular knot. I'm planning on placing a two tie order with David every other month.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    BIG HINT: Order the fabric swatches in advance. Wish I had done that since the green I REALLY wanted turned out to be the Olive (a tad brighter). Oh well!

    Dark Blue:
    [​IMG]

    Sage Green:
    [​IMG]


    what is the swatch ordering process? thanks!
     

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