A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. Swiper

    Swiper Well-Known Member

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    Close...burgundy piccola

    Thanks!
     


  2. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Ah, I was afraid you'd say that. The color looks perfect, but unfortunately the burgundy piccola is currently out-of-stock, otherwise I'd order one for myself. The burgundy fina looks more brownish on David's website compared to the piccola. Anyone have both and can comment on the difference in color?
     


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    Macclesfield #84 (lined 6 fold w/rolled edges), and Striped Grenadine Tie #3 (lined 4 fold). The second one seems to be a popular choice. My first order, and I'm very happy with the ties and service. I apologize for the iPhone photo quality. The worn photos I took of the grenadine didn't turn out.


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  4. violethour1951

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    I would like a second opinion here -- got a daytime wedding to attend this summer. The groom requested charcoal/dark grey suits and purple/violet ties for the groomsmen. I am thinking a grenadine would do nicely.

    I am looking to choose from these 3, but am also open to other suggestions. At the moment, the dark purple/black grenadine fina appeals the most to me.

     


  5. pinkpanther

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    All good. Personally I like grossa's a little more, so I would choose the purple grossa (I own it). You should also consider the purple/black grossa (I own that one too), it is a gorgeous tie.
     


  6. archibaldleach

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    Personally, I'm not a fan of the dark purple / black grenadine. I do like the purple grenadine grossa of those three, though I really like the lighter purple grenadines even more. They may not work for the wedding you're going to, however.
     


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    For what it's worth, the piccola you list is on my hit list.
     


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    I personally am a huge fan of the dark purple/black. It's got an incredible sheen to it that changes as the light changes across it. I love grenadines in general, but because of the dark purple/black combo, the texture seems even more active than most grenadines. I'd recommend getting swatches and including the grossa dark purple/black.
     


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    I thought the purple/black grenadine was only available in fina?
     


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    Swatches are a good idea. It was actually the swatches that turned me against it (I don't think it's in poor taste, just not my style). YMMV of course, but swatches are so cheap relative to ties that it's foolish not to get them. I have a bunch of swatches lying around and always order a few swatches for ties I'm thinking about with each order.
     


  12. archibaldleach

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    My latest order arrived today. Midnight grenadine grossa with brown and light blue stripes and a light blue linen tie. The photograph does not do justice to the lovely texture of the linen.

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  13. archetypal_yuppie

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    The ~third from the left, white and blue cross-hatch. Does hober have/make this tie?
     


  14. archetypal_yuppie

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    I can't find it on their site...

    How long is the typical lag between order and delivery? Is there a guarantee?

    They have this, which asks the question but does not answer it: How long does it take you to make your ties and pocket squares?

    Please see the news section of our website and please note that many countries have customs duties on imports.

    In America orders delivered through the post office will typically, but not always not have duty. Orders delivered through a courier such as DHL will often have customs duty but not always.

    Duty when collected by couriers can be at the time of delivery or sometimes a few weeks later. The duty amount if charged in America is roughly what sales tax would be plus a small fee.

    In northern Europe duty will be collected almost always.

    In the rest of Europe like America orders will tend to have duty when sent through couriers like DHL but usually no duty (at least for small orders) through the post office.

    Poland has a 23% VAT tax and roughly a 15% duty for ties.

    Australia and Russia seem to have good policies for imports with duty rarely being a problem for orders up to a reasonable amount.

    Canada usually but not always collects both duty and VAT tax.

    It is always a good idea to research your countries shipping requirements customs duty.
     
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  15. archibaldleach

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    David could probably answer this better, but my understanding is that they generally do not guarantee manufacturing times or shipping times. My last order was placed March 15th, shipped March 29th and arrived yesterday. That's probably a bit faster than normal. I would typically budget five weeks from the time you place an order to the time the ties arrive on your doorstep.
     


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