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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. tdude

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  2. MrChris

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    thanks for the compliments gentlemen, I'm very pleased as usually when dealing with David.
     
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    Nice! Which one is this?
     
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    ^ That looks great. I recently bought the midnight blue and bitter chocolate grenadines untipped, and although I like seeing the untipped ties on others I think I will return to the self-tipped format in future. (I realise this is uncool and means I will probably get my lunch money stolen or something.)




    I have a couple of the challis wool solids (and have just ordered four more for A/W). The weave is fairly fine and they are not as woolly as you might expect before handling one, so I guess they would be fine with more folds. However, the standard construction is great, so I haven't bothered to fiddle with the specs any further. I like them a lot as they are fairly unobtrusive and work well with A/W fits where you often won't see much of the tie anyway what with jumpers, scarves, etc.



    I am wearing a HY silk knit today which is a bit too long for me and made me wonder if we were any closer to the Hober silk knits .. maybe S/S 2014?
     
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    I am with you on the untipped option, looks great but not for me. I hope no one takes my lunch money. :embar:

    I just received the wool challis and I agree with your assessment. Can't wait to put it around my neck!:)



    I believe that is the navy fina.
     
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    Hm, and here I have been thinking that I really want to get an untipped grenadine... So what's wrong with them?
     
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    They're great but not for everybody. The tip-less end is very lightweight and will move around a lot (especially in wind), it's translucent (you can see through it) which forms a strange diamond shape at the end of the tie, it hangs differently to a tipped tie, etc. These qualities are neither good-nor-bad but some people will develop strong preferences one way or another. enjoy a mix of tipped and untipped myself. :)
     
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    This. Nothing wrong with them at all, they look great. Just a preference thing.
     
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    The tie I am wearing today is not a Hober which is making me [​IMG]

    However, I did get this delivered yesterday which makes me [​IMG]



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    I will take pics as I wear them but this will have to do for now...


    Sorry the pic is upside down...
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    My Hober addiction continues to run very, very deep. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh wow, that is a huge order!

    How on earth will you pick which to wear first?! Such problems.
     
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    Well, two of them are wool so I may wait a few weeks on those. That makes it a bit easier to choose. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, it's the navy fina (4-fold)

    That is some order, PinkPanter!
     
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    yup. im a sucker for em, and ill never go back.
     
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    Yeah, I just prefer the way a tipped grenadine hangs. I'm not big on the transparency of the untipped end either. I like the ones I have and will still wear them but don't think I'll get more.

    Untipped non-grenadines I'm fine with; all my Vandas are untipped and I wear them a lot.
     
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    Funny, I think I'm the exact opposite, well, at least with the wool challis and grenadines. I could be swayed either way on the others I suppose.
     
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    I've been avoiding this thread lately in an attempt to fight the urge to make another order; today, I'm giving in. :laugh:

    I need to fill a gap in my tie wardrobe: a solid silver/gray. Trying to decide between gray piccola #13 and charcoal gray/silver grossa #21. I've seen several pics of the grossa posted lately, but does anyone have pics of the gray piccola? Leaning toward the latter at this point, as I generally prefer the smaller weave grenadines and think that grossa #21 may be a bit too shiny for my taste.

    As for the tipping debate, like stitches, I'm a sucker for untipped w/ rolled edges. It's a unique touch that shows the beautiful and meticulous handwork of a Hober, and I like the look.

    Also, after about 6 Hober orders of roughly 3-4 ties each, I finally got hit with my first DHL customs bill. :( It was only $22, though. Could have been worse!
     
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    tipped v. untipped

    I have both. I easily prefer tipped. Nothing wrong with either .....
     
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    Trying to avoid the thread is just fighting a losing battle. I've somehow managed to buy 17 Hobers so far this year and will be up to 43 when the latest order arrives. And I still have 10 on my wish list.
     
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    DARN YOU. 10?!?!? *grumble grumble* quietly placing new order

    DARN YOU. grumble, quietly increases said order
     
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    I guess I'll just have to order an untipped grenadine to see if I like it or not...
     

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