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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. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    ^ Short answer is that at 6'1", 44" chest, you need 3.5" ties. And then, you don't need to worry about specifying a specific width at the knot area. Not sure why someone with your proportions is considering a narrower width anyway. I'm same size chest, couple inches shorter, roughly 4 inch lapels on my suits, and 3.5 inch ties are the sweet spot for me.
     
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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I have the same issue with most 3.25 inch ties. The primary cause is that your neck size and the length of your torso has the knot being tied on the part of the tie that is too slim to make a great knot. When I e-mailed David about this, I told him the issue and simply asked that he make the tie wider in the knot area for me. He responded by simply moving the taper further up and the result is a great knot on all my Hobers. I wouldn't get too hung up with specific measurements, but would simply correspond with David on the issue.

    For what it's worth, I'm 6'2 and wear a 42L jacket, so comparable in size.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    My personal preference is also 3.5 inch ties, but 3.25 would be perfectly acceptable for him if he prefers a slimmer tie. The main issue is he needs the taper on the tie to be in the appropriate place.
     
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    pinkpanther Senior member

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    Today's Hober is a repeat and is the bottle green oxford weave (3-fold construction).

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  5. pinkpanther

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    First, welcome to the forum and the thread.

    Second, I don't specify the width of the tie at the knot area in my orders, I simply let David know what size knot I prefer (based on a 4 in hand knot) and let him do the rest. I think it has worked just fine so far.

    Third, you have made a great choice with Hober, David makes tremendous ties and is extremely helpful.

    Finally, get to ordering and remember to post pics! :nodding:
     
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    Today's Hober is a repeat and is the grenadine fina stripe #1 (6-fold construction).

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  7. LeviMay

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    New Hobers arrived today, exactly 2 weeks from ordering:

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  8. roncfp

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    Very nice, love the grenadine repp stripe.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
  10. RS89

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    Just placed my first order with David.

    Dark Chocolate Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #5
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    Plum Thai Rough Silk Tie #9

    Thank all of you for your recommendations and for the wonderful pictures you've posted! I look forward to contributing to this thread with some pictures...and additional purchases [​IMG]...within the coming months.
     
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    In agreement with this. At least try 3 3/8" (3.375"). I'm 6' tall, 37" chest, slim, and though I default to 3.25" even on me 3.5" looks fine.
     
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    I'm expecting a batch in the coming days - likely to be my last in a long while as I will then have the final few pieces of my tie arsenal. (I know, I know...)

    I feel like I owe this thread a good quality photo of the whole group of Hobers when they arrive as a thank you to David and the regular posters.

    More than anything else, I hope the photo will prove helpful for colour comparisons. It should include a pretty good green spectrum, the 3 chocolate grossa variants, a midnight blue vs. black comparison, and other favourites.

    Hold me to it gentlemen.
     
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  13. pinkpanther

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    I like it and look forward to the pics! :nodding:

    I always think it is going to be a long time until my next order too...:)
     
  14. karwoski

    karwoski Active Member

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    Seriously. With a Hober, you don't have to spell out the basics. Tell them what you want and trust them to make it for you.
     
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    Very sharp! I would have never thought of this combination! :slayer:
     
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  16. LeviMay

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    Fluorescent lights and white shirt make for a washed out pic, but the tie looks right:

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    Dark Red Grossa Stripe
     
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  17. pinkpanther

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    I really like that LeviMay. It is now officially on the list. :nodding:
     
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    Today's Hober is the grenadine grossa stripe #1 (6-fold construction). Looks like it is a stripe kind of day. Happy Monday everyone!

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    That looks really good. This will cost me more money. ;)
     
  20. pinkpanther

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    Today's Hober is a repeat and is the Macclesfield #136 (6-fold construction).

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