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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

    tdude Senior member

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    ^^ yup. Mine was the burnt orange oxford.
     
  2. pinkpanther

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    Today's Hober (another repeat from a few months back) is the Macclesfield #84 (6-fold construction).

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  3. in stitches

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    ^^ that is a fantastic combo ^^
     
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    I have the satin square, and it is, in my opinion, way too stiff. It's a beautiful ps, but if I buy a silk ps I want it to be a soft and smooth ps. This is not the case with this ps. If you try to puff it you get more of a pointy, sharp and hard object bulging out of your pocket. It folds nicely though, but I don't like folding silk. So it has unfortunately been left unused after a couple of initial tries. But if you think that the thai shot one is stiff and makes a nice puff: go for it. It's beautiful and as always impeccably made.
     
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  5. pazzion

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    Does anyone have a tie in the Macclesfield #145 (https://www.samhober.com/macclesfield-print-silk-ties/macclesfield-printed-silk-tie-145.html)?

    I'm really interested in that fabric in a 6 or 7-fold, very lightly or completely unlined to use with odd jackets and odd trousers/chinos. But it's always good to see an action shot of the fabric as an actual tie first. I have seen a picture of Luca Rubinacci with a tie that - if my memory serves me right - is very similar to this fabric and it looks really good. I've tried finding the picture but can't. So basically I don't even know if Luca's tie and this fabric is the same or if I just imagine them to be. [​IMG]
     
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    https://www.markmarengo.com/accesso...k-tie-star-of-david-dark-blue-light-blue.html
    Pazzion, Hi, I don't see the gold background one currently available but I found very good Macclesfield ties at Mark Marengo Savile Row and they are very gently self-lined in the same Macclesfield silk so they look almost unlined , which I think is what you are looking for..none of that horrible monogrammed taffetta inside that such a lot of brands insist on . Alfred Dunhill have good Macclesfield's as well .
     
  7. mljs54

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    Maiden voyage today for the powder blue / brown grenadine stripe Hober.

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  8. Flyswatter

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    Love that tie! You join Kroaker in the "need to improve knot/dimple" club, though. :p
     
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    Wow, thank you sir! [​IMG]
     
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    It is probably over-the-top and is definitely awesome. [​IMG] Some interesting linens that David came up with, I really like the lighter plaids.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. in stitches

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    mljs54 - great choice of hober.
     
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    Getting ready to place my first order and am just curious what width most of you folks are ordering. For context, if it matters, I'm a 47-year old finance professional and am assuming 3.5" is an appropriate, middle-of-the-road width. Thoughts?
     
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    I ordered ties with a 3.75 inch width for a long time but have recently switched to 3.50. I find it slightly sleeker but it's not a huge deal to me either way. I'd say 3.25 to 3.75 is generally middle of the road in terms of width and don't see much reason for 95% of people to deviate from this range unless they have a strong personal preference. If you are particularly tall and big, a bit wider may work. If you are particularly short and thin, perhaps a bit narrower may work. Just stay clear of skinny tie territory and those absolutely awful wide ties that we saw in the early 1990s.
     
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    congrats! i always order my hobers in 3.5 inch width.
     
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    3.5" is my preferred width as well. I experimented with 3.75 and even 3 5/8 when I first began ordering Hobers, but ultimately returned to 3.5".
     
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    Just some constructive feedback. :nodding:
     
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    3.5 exclusively for me. If you must go big though, make em 4.5, and tell David to make it short enough so the blades only reach 2/3 of the way down your shirt.;)
     
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    To get the Dilbert look? I get 3.5 inch ties, too.
     
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    Glad to see Dilbert is still alive and well.
     

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