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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. Engi

    Engi Senior member

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    Still one month wait ... :brick:
     
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  2. Da GOAT

    Da GOAT Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Still looking to buy my first Hober.

    Have chatted with them but struggle with picking demensions.

    I'll need 63" long tie, want Grenadines first. Shouldi go 3.5 width or should've I jump to 3.75? Also what fold, I usually just do a basic knot.
     
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  3. Flyswatter

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    If you're undecided between 3.5 and 3.75, you could always compromise and go with 3 5/8.

    As for construction, I'm very happy with the standard (lined 4-fold) for my grenadines. Plenty of heft yet not bulky, drapes nicely, makes a great four-in-hand knot: perfect size, great dimple, and stays tight throughout the day. That said, the only other construction method I've tried for grenadines is an unlined 7-fold. The other popular construction choice around here is lined 6-fold. That seems like it would be too thick for me (especially a grossa), but like I said I haven't tried it and there are many here who really like this construction method.

    Whatever you decide on, you'll be getting a great tie and will surely come back for more, so don't sweat it too much and have some fun experimenting to find what you like best. :nodding:
     
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    Yes



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    Or...we/I can just order more grenadines/Macclesfields/diamond weaves/oxford weaves/wool challis/etc/etc in the meantime. :nodding:



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    + lots - very sound advice
     
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    Or...we/I can just order more grenadines/Macclesfields/diamond weaves/oxford weaves/wool challis/etc/etc in the meantime.

    :lol:

    :nodding:
     
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    I'd think that group therapy and the repeat enabling that this thread can cause would be mutually exclusive. Not that I'm complaining...
     
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  7. QVT93

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    I'm getting my first diamond weave and first pin dot! Another macclesfield as well. Have yet to decide on if I like the grenadines as much as y'all do. David is great though, and I'm done buying ties anywhere else (except maybe canali on sale).
     
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  8. tdude

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    You're almost beyond hope like the rest of us, but that lingering longing for canali sales suggests we haven't enabled you quite enough yet . . . . .
     
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  9. pazzion

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    I tried my new midnight blue grenadine grossa with off-white stripes today. It's the first time I've ever worn an unlined 7-fold tie, and I like it a lot! It was a bit trickier to get a nice dimple from than my lined 6-folds and standard 4-folds, but it arches beautifully and stays in place all day. It's also so light. I ordered a silk tie in an unlined 7-fold construction for my last order as well, so I'll probably use that some time this week or the next.

    The midnight blue base and the off-white stripes are so beautifully deep and subdued, yet elegant, when out in the sunlight. I really like it!

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Kroaker

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    Agreed, that is one of my favorite Hobers!
     
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  11. tdude

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    Reread this one this morning.

    I suspect a lot of us once identified with calvin, now we turn to internet anonymity to validate our efforts to wear ties when we don't have to! :laugh:
     
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  12. pinkpanther

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    Spot. On.

    :bounce2:
     
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  13. pinkpanther

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    Today's Hober is another repeat from April and is the Macclesfield ancient madder print #6 (6-fold construction).

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  14. ThinkDerm

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    amazing
     
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    Thanks thinkderm. Hopefully David can restock 193. I think it's now my favorite navy neat.

    PP, I have an unnatural fear of paisley, but I love madder and I have that one in a square!

    Today's I don't think I've posted before. Blue challis. Love challis.

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    I never realized how much I needed an ancient madder and wool challis tie until now. Now it feels like there's a void in my life that can only be filled by more ties.

    Btw, can ancient madder be worn year-round or is it best suited for fall weather?
     
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  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Nice tie. I wore mine yesterday. The tie is very subtle from a distance, yet full of detail the closer one gets.

    That shade of green is quite rare in the world of ties..
     
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    What is that shirt? Really nice collar.
     

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