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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. The Silverfox

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    +1, that charcoal/silver is absolutely gorgeous. Especially in that photo with bright light and some blues tones around it.
     
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    Which do you all find more versatile between the dark chocolate and the bitter chocolate?
     
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    Very nice scurvyfreedman. [​IMG][​IMG]

    I love the look of the plum rough silk, it is now added to my list. [​IMG]

    The only thing better than getting some ties from David is getting them before you thought you would! [​IMG]
     
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    I think of them as equally versatile.
     
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  6. The Silverfox

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    The tie aside, that is a really fantastic suit. Is that the same one you took the madder picture with?
     
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    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer: Thanks fellas. Rc121, mine is standard construction. It is an amazing tie. Scurvy, absolute must see that rough silk tie in action!
     
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    Thank you sir! Yes, it is the same suit as the one with the madder.
     
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    Is the bitter chocolate in non-grenadine fabric also versatile?
     
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    Certainly. Which one are you considering?
     
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    Perhaps white folks be afraid of red. Us coloured folk wear red a plenty and it do look good too.
     
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    I was at a wedding last night and spilled some food on my grenadine 4-fold. Do you guys have your grenadine ties dry-cleaned with success? I see no other way to clean these stains. Thanks for any input.
     
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    Your best bet: http://www.tiecrafters.com/cleaning.html
     
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    What kind of stains are they?

    I managed to spill some pasta on one of mine, but luckily it just left grease stains from the sauce, no color or any matter, just fat that soaked into the tie. I just used some baking soda on that and it came right out. Talcum powder is the best I think, but any sort of very dry powder (cornstarch is another one) will usually help absorb the moisture and pretty much suck the grease out. Of course if you've spilled something like tomato-sauce with a lot of red color or something, then talcum might not be enough, but for clear grease stains it does wonders. What I did is cover the stain in baking soda and give it a few hours, then I piled some baking soda on a handkerchief and put the tie down on top of it with the stain on top of the pile and used a steam iron to give it a little bit of warm steam, not much but just some warm moisture as I figured this would help the stain loosen up a bit and soak into the powder. Worked great, stain went away completely.
     
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    So when you are done, you just brush the power off? Baking soda won't leave excess powder that is hard to get off?
    Seems like a safe bet. You would not trust your tie to a regular dry cleaner I guess....
     
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    First off let me just say that my tie wasn't a grenadine, it was some kind of twill weave I think, so obviously the powder would get into the tie easier with a grenadine than with mine. However, as grenadines are so open, I should think that this would also let the powder escape the tie more easily.

    Well... The first point is to make sure you don't smear the powder into the tie to begin with. You want to put it on top of the tie so it makes contact with it and can draw out the grease, but there's no sense in pushing and smearing it down into the tie so the powder gets into the fibres. I basically just put it on to let it soak the grease, then I just turned the tie upside down to get rid of most of it, then I shook the tie a bit to shake loose what was left, then I blew air on it and finally I used one of those plastic feather-dusters. Basically anything I could do that would take away what was on it with zero chance of pushing anything into the tie. This all worked just fine and you couldn't tell that there had been any baking soda on it at all, nor could you tell that there had ever been a stain on it. The tie looks like brand new in every way. I can't promise you that there isn't some baking soda that made it into the fibres that's still inside the tie, but nothing that's at all visible. If it's visible odds are it's on the outside, and if it's on the outside it will probably fall off sooner or later, so I can't imagine that this would be a problem after say 5 wears.

    If you're worried about that, test it. If the tie is self-tipped, put a little talcum powder or baking soda on the backside of the blade and leave it for a bit, then try to shake it off and brush it off with a feather duster or something similar and see if it leaves a residue you can't get rid off.
     
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    Thanks for your detailed reply! Doing a test spot is a great idea and I am going to try that first. I definitely don't want to risk ruining this tie since I've only worn it a few times.
     
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    too much to quote since last i checked thread. i want to buy so many hobers because of you fools!
     
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    Our (then) toddler chucked up milk formula all down my dark blue grenadine fina the first time I wore it. David felt that the local dry cleaner should be able to cope, but suggested that I asked them not to press the tie. They got it all sorted without problems.
     
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    Finally get to wearing this one

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