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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 Kung Joo Moderator

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    to me, some of the most "boring" macclesfields, are may favorites. :)
     


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    Yep, I'm right there with ya. A navy with with pindots is one of my favorite ties. I think the spacing of the dots is perfect on the Hober #78, and a lined 4-fold, untipped with hand rolled edges? Hard to beat!
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    we are in agreement.
     


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    FWIW, most of my ties are 59" and I'm 6' even. Most of my suit pants are high waisted and 59" is the longest that will work with them but still works with regular pants. For these, I went with 3 fold, untipped, hand rolled edges.
     


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    What is the reason someone would want an untipped tie? I'm curious, as I'm not even quite sure what the end result would look/feel like.
     


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    Two reasons- first, it allows you to select the hand-rolled edges option, which shows some serious craftsmanship. Second (and this is particular to grenadines, where I have seen it most frequently), it lets the tip of the tie be see-through, which is pretty neat. I'm sure there are other reasons, but those are the main two I could think of.
     


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    Is the overall appearance of the end of the tie a bit looser and less structured?
     


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    I agree with ddgdl's first reason (and am indifferent towards the second). It's 'romantic' knowing that it was carefully crafted and often, that supersedes the functional purpose (if there are any) of handrolling the edges (at least, in this case).

    Second -- I tend to prefer a lighter tip and tie as opposed to the heavy silk ties most English men wear. Each type has their use, and I tend to prefer the rolled tips for my odd jackets, sports coats, blazers etc.
     
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    ...I should not have come back into this thread. Suddenly, I have 6 ties in my sam hober cart. SOMEONE STOP ME.
     


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    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Give me your credit card number, your name, expiry date, and the last digits at the back of the card. I'll help you all right.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but what is the appeal of Macclesfield ties? There seems to have been a resurgence lately and I'm curious whether its the history, design, manufacturing process or another reason?
     


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    For those that are wondering about length, i'm 6'2" and wear a 57" length tie. I do prefer higher rise trousers though, so maybe that's why it works.
     


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    Just to show how personal the length can be, I am 4 inches shorter and wear the same length tie.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    for fun. its a nuance, some like, others do not.


    kind of, but not really. mostly just thinner, and see through-ish in the case of grenadines.


    do it. but first add 6 more to your cart.


    i just think that a lot of them are pretty. :)
     


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