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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. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    The swatch sets really are key. I left mine at Ercoles last time I was at the shop; partly because they had asked, but mostly to control my Hober spending.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    its like a rubik's cube, but infinitely cooler.
     


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    Is there a separate charge to ship the swatches?
     


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    The shipping is free, but you have to buy the individual swatch sets. Most of them are pretty cheap, but they can add up quickly if you're like I am. My thinking was that it was worth at least the cost of a single tie to make sure that I didn't order something I wouldn't like, since there are no returns for picking the wrong color. So with that budget in mind (I actually spent less), I picked the swatch sets I thought I'd like the most. As you can see, I ended up with quite a few bits of fabric.
     


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    +1.
     


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    When I was asked where I got my tie (dark purple/black grenadine fina), I answered "Thailand" and the questioner thought it was a store called Tie Land. I figured that would now be my standard answer to where I get my ties.
     


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    Yes, I believe it is Drakes. Unfortunately, the only size I can find it in doesn't work for me, hence my desire to see a similar offering from Hober. But besides being able to customize size and construction, it would probably be cheaper from Hober and quality on par if not better. And I'd rather give David my business anyhow. :)
     


  10. in stitches

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    same here. the drakes like that i saw like that were all 8cm, and i prefer 9. also, as you said, i would be happier sending my money the hober route.
     


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    I have the midnight blue both oxford and fina grenadine. I also have the navy grossa grenadine. All great ties. I think the midnight oxford is the most useful of them all.
     
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    I ordered ties on Thursday night/Friday morning and they got here on Wednesday. That's 5 real life days from order to in my hands. I am also really pleased with what I got. Bitter chocolate grossa, slate blue fina, and a macclesfield print.

    I agree that you need more spread out pindots and knits etc. I probably won't buy ties anywhere else from now on.
     


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    Here's a good example for my tastes. Bought this last fall. Wore it once, even though I love the autumnal colorway. Ties a poor knot. If it had been made by David, I might have worn it twice a week. (Sun has brightened it a good bit in the pic. It's darker IRL.
    [​IMG]
     


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    I could use a wool fall tie from David, too. That's one thing I don't have. Once I tried a made to measure tie, I don't bother shopping elsewhere. Why would I? I like a 56" length!
     


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