A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Is that the tie seen in the pic below?

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    From reply 1535 of this thread. That is one of the most gorgeous ties I've ever seen. When I placed my first Hober order a few weeks ago, it was unavailable, but now I see there's enough fabric on hand for three. Already contemplating my next Hober purchase, and my first three ties haven't even arrived yet. Indeed, this thread is horrible for my budget as well.
     
  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Indeed, Flyswatter. That is exactly the one I was talking about. Simply a stunning tie that I needed in my collection.
     
  3. ylkim30

    ylkim30 Well-Known Member

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    To those who have Hober Grenadine Grossa swatches:

    Would you say Midnight Blue works better with a Navy suit than either Navy or Dark Navy? I was thinking of getting Dark Navy, but it sounds like Midnight Blue might be a better bet.
     
  4. karwoski

    karwoski Active Member

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    I have a midnight blue grenadine and a navy grenadine and I find myself wearing the midnight blue much more. It still has enough color that you can definitely tell it's blue and there's no problem wearing it with brown, but the darker color seems richer and has more of a contrast against the light blue shirts that I usually wear.
     
  5. Cuttingboard

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    I ordered a midnight blue in grossa and received an email yesterday that it had been shipped. Will let you know in 3 weeks. :)
     
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    My latest haul of Hobers has arrived - I couldn't be happier with them.

    All are 55 x 3.25 inch.

    Bitter chocolate prometeo
    Dark navy grossa
    Madder #12 (midnight blue with dark red, sky blue and off-white paisley motifs), lined six fold
    Black grossa


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  7. MattSF

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    Nice haul! I have a bitter chocolate grossa and dark navy fina on the way, according to David they should ship out next week.
     
  8. applky

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    ^^ That prometeo is so crunchy you could eat it for breakfast.
     
  9. mans72

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    just ordered my first 4 grenadines in fina, will post a review as soon as I get them.
     
  10. ddgdl

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    What colors?
     
  11. Luvwine

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    Okay, time to order more grenadines. I have so far the white pindot on midnight blue grossa and the burgundy fina. I am thinking about the following: Dark Red grossa, bitter chocolate grossa, navy grossa, purple and black grossa or fina, and the brown, blue and white stripe grossa. I think I will order three. Thoughts? Initial thought was dark red, bitter chocolate, and navy grossa. Also, has anyone spent the money for a six fold grenadine? Worth it? I like a substantial tie and knot, but am on the fence about whether I want to spring for the six fold on one. Thanks.
     
  12. ddgdl

    ddgdl Well-Known Member

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    Bitter chocolate, brown/blue/white stripe, and purple fina

    I have a six fold grenadine- its almost too thick, to be honest. I'd go with a 4 fold.
     
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    Agree...4 fold is recommended.
     
  14. pinkpanther

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    Not sure I am comfortable suggesting which ties to go with (other than all of them), but my own selection would be the dark red, navy and purple/black (all in the grossa). I own two of those (I don't have the dark red, although I do have the red).

    4-fold is plenty substantial but I would pick one and make it a 6-fold to see if you like it. Most of mine are 6-fold, they are beefy but certainly manageable and tie a great knot.

    Anyway you go color-wise or fold-wise you are getting a fantastic tie. [​IMG]
     
  15. nishan22

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    I have the dark red in a six fold and the bright blue in a four fold. I think the four fold works better than the six on the grenadine...
     

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