A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    PP - glad to have influenced you. that houndstooth is awesome indeed.

    jester - if it makes you happy, the next few hobers i want are all patterns. :)
     
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    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Thanks! Yes, David also confirmed my hunch that these might stretch a bit more than usual.

    And lol, jester, quit trolling us with your grenadine hate. :p I agree with everything that's been said above in defense of grenadines. They are my favorite ties, hands down. I do love me some wool, linen, and shantungs for all their texture, but like stitchy said, those tend to be seasonal and less formal. Grenadines reign supreme in terms of versatility, IMO.
     
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    I like that houndstooth too, actually. Just looked.

    Sweet. Let's see some patterns up in this B***H!
     
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    I frequently wear patterned shirts and patterned squares, so I generally like solid ties. Grenadine gives texture without giving me another pattern. I also like royal oxford solid shirts, which have a small weave texture and looks great with a grenadine grossa larger texture.
     
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    I'll second the notion that while this board and especially this thread talk a big grenadine game, in the real world, I haven't seen them worn. I'm the only one I know who wears them.
     
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    Well, same thing here. I've never seen one other than my one hanging up (and other one when Ed is off vacation). I come here because I like to see nice fits and a lot have grenadines. But I believe it was solved;

    More grenadines here since it's the largest grenadine selection around.
     
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    TBH, the rarity of grenadines IRL is yet another thing that makes them appealing to me. I just make sure I give equal opportunity to the other great ties that David offers!
     
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    ^^ Interesting conversation going here.

    While I like grenadines, I don't necessarily find them more appealing than non-grenadine silk ties. But they are certainly unique. For me, Granadines are best done in solids. I find that I like non-grenadines for stripes and pindots. My latest tie acquisition was a non-solid Robert Talbott Sevenfold Grenadine. The Hober currently en route to me is an oxford silk.

    To each their own.
     
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    Agree with this completely. Just for fun, I decided to go through my Hober order history. Turns out 11 of the 35 Hobers I've ordered are grenadines (9 solid, 1 pindot, 1 striped), 4 are diamond weaves, 2 are madder twills, plus three solid blues in various fabrics and a variety of patterns and stripes. I look at my 34 Hobers (one died a tragic death involving a drunk person bumping into me and spilling an entire glass of red wine on my shirt and tie), however, and rather than thinking I have enough ties, think things like "I could use some more diamond weaves and really want to check out the oxford weaves and wool ties." Mere obsession with grenadine would have been easier and better for my wallet.
     
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    Nope. Disappeared into the crowd. I think I'm going to finally get around to replacing it 3 years later though.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    yep.


    much of SF is like that. we are but a small collection of wackos in a world of billions.


    yep.
     
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    Yeah yeah yeah. Grenadines are lovely and rare IRL.

    GIMME SOME PATTERNS!

    Reminder: I do love Grenadines. Just being the Devils Advocate.
     
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    there is room for both in every mans closet. I definitely have more pattered ties than grenadines.
     
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    (one died a tragic death involving a drunk person bumping into me and spilling an entire glass of red wine on my shirt and tie),

    Did the shirt die too? :D
     

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