A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    It is a great tie... Quite under-appreciated I think with all the love currently shining of the grenadines... Definitely liking mine. The navy turned out to be more of a medium shade than the pictures on SH's website (or my PC lied.

    They have a slight sheen but an elegant one, depending on the light. Gives it character me thinks.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    3.5 inch tie width here as well.
     


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    They look like awesome ties, and are definitely on my hit list!
     


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    Another member of the 3.5" width club! Perfect size.

    Shame Drakes insist on making 8cm ones that are too thin for my liking.
     


  5. pinkpanther

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    Thanks Syeknom! [​IMG]
    pazzion, as Yowzer notes there is an elegant sheen but it is not shiny. As you can tell, I am a huge fan of the line. [​IMG]
    There is a dark navy option in the diamond weaves if the regular navy is too light (trying to resist getting it myself).
     


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    A quick "thank you" to the posters on this thread, and especially to those who add pictures of their favorites. I don't know that I would have found Sam Hober without this forum and I definitely would not have picked out the ties I have--which are now some of my favorites. Thanks also to Dave for his excellent, personalized service. So far I have:

    Forest Green grossa #16
    Midnight blue w/ off white stripe #5
    Dark Purple/Black grossa #35
    Macclessfield #84
    Dark Chocolate fina #5
    Navy fina #10
    Glen plaid #8

    Just ordered the last three this week. The midnight blue w/ white stripe is a remarkable tie, especially with a light gray suit. The dark purple gets compliments every time. Macclessfield 84 is sharper than it looks on my computer screen--goes well with navy or charcoal. And the forest green grossa is just fun to wear. All tie substantial knots with their standard specs (I haven't upgraded any).

    Again, thanks.
     


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    3.5 inch tie width for me as well. I used to go with 3.75 but order a couple at 3.5 and decided I like this a little bit better. I still wear and love the 3.75 inch ones.

    +1 on the diamond weave ties. I own around 5 or so of them and bought the swatch set. There will definitely be some more on the way. I'd agree with others that there is a slight sheen to them but I would not call them shiny. A little bit of sheen can be nice for the evening events as well.
     


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    Irish Senior member

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    The formatting of my post ... not how it looked on my screen. Thanks, Internet Explorer.
     


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    I go with 3.5" also. I can live with Drakes 3.25, but even at 5'7" I think 3.5 is perfect.
     


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    Looks like I am one of the few not in the 3.5" club...all of my Hober ties are 3.375" wide.
     


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    I'm a 3.5"er as well. All of my Hobers are 3.5 with the exception of four grenadine finas I had made up at 3.25". Oddly, I find even the .25" difference noticeable and wear those ones less often than my 3.5"s.
     


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    +1
     


  13. Irish

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    Same. 8.5 cm is perfect for me.
     


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    I hear ya, setting stuff up like this is not in my nature but...it gives me an excuse to add the navy fina to my collection. :slayer:


    I will try and play. I have the navy grossa and will acquire the navy fina. I'll pair them with a suit and an odd jacket. This will take a week or two...
     


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    Today's Hober is the midnight blue with purple pindots grenadine grossa (6-fold construction). Given the darkness of the background the pindots are...subtle. Happy Monday everyone!

    [​IMG]
     


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