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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. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Distinguished Member

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    I have the English plaid #8 and can attest that it isn't shiny. It's quite lovely, actually. (No pictures of it in action, though.)
     


  2. tdude

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    Great choices. I have the gray/silver. It is an awesome tie. I'm fortunate somewhat in that no one I work with has enough understanding of classic menswear to even know what the phrase "wedding tie" means. :D
     


  3. ezx3000

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    Just received my first Hober tie. Got the dark blue grossa as the navy was sold out, and it really looks amazing!
    Note: The picture looks like royal blue, but IRL its a drop darker.

    [​IMG]
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ezx3000 - very nice.
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    just got the shipping confirmation email. 2 hobers in route. :slayer:
     


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    I have that in fina .. it is a fair bit lighter than I was expecting but a lovely colour nonetheless.
     


  6. mrjester

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    Discussing my first order with David! Just for a wedding I'm attending coming up way later in the year (Sep) which is really just an excuse to try this out. Do the details sound alright for a typical first time custom tie?

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    1) The silks that you are interested in.
    CHPT-6

    2) Length and width that you prefer.
    3.25~” width
    63” Length

    3) The type of knot that you prefer.
    'Normal' size Double FIH knot

    4) What type of construction you prefer.
    Standard 3 fold

    5) Special requests for your tie's shape.
    No special pattern. Classic shape please.

    8) The interlining of your tie.
    100% Italian Wool
     


  7. mrjester

    mrjester Distinguished Member

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    What were the details on this tie? Looks great. Maybe a pic of the knot?
     


  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Distinguished Member

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    David can make the tie wider at the knot, so that you can achieve a nice knot without having to tie a double four-in-hand. This may also necessitate reducing the length. Something to consider, unless you simply prefer the double to the single FIH.
     


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    I love that email! Can't wait to see the pics. [​IMG]
     


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    Today's Hober is the burgundy grenadine fina (6-fold construction). Happy Monday to all!

    [​IMG]
     


  11. mrjester

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    On some ties I like the double FIH. Is that against the rules or anything? I like how being able to (barely) see the wraparound underneath gives it a little something extra.. If done right, which can be difficult.
     


  12. Syeknom

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    I wear double four-in-the-hands with a smile on my face and a song in my heart if that helps. Others are fundamentally against them.
     


  13. mrjester

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    I'm going to pull a Stitch and say I'm doing it anyways.

    Stitch; wearing a tie knot commonly disapproved of, alongside a NFG smile.
     


  14. Flyswatter

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    Although I personally prefer the regular four-in-hand, I wouldn't say the double FIH is commonly disapproved of. On the contrary: it seems the double is "SF approved" from what I gather. :)

    On a different note, anyone care to share pics of the midnight blue grenadine fina #8? I'm having a hard time waiting for the navy to be restocked... tempted to just go for the midnight blue instead. :laugh:
     


  15. IVotedForKodos

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    I cannot emphasize enough the necessity of ordering fabric swatches from David. No doubts whatsoever about what you are getting and I have found pictures to be several shades darker/lighter for grenadines in particular.
     


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