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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. pinkpanther

    pinkpanther Senior member

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    Today's Hober is a repeat and is the English pattern silk #13 (3-fold construction).

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  2. Gavinband

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    Great stuff as always, PP.

    I have been on business in china the last three weeks and so many Chinese colleagues complemented my hobers. Possible flood of orders coming from Beijing and Shanghai!
     
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  3. LeviMay

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    Hober striped Grenadine:

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    (Same as Pinkpanther's from recently, but with the British Stripe Direction)
     
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    Hover navy grenadine today for a mock interview. Will be wearing the same get up tomorrow for the actual interview.
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  5. evilWagon

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    Has anyone from Canada had an SH order come in recently? If so what shipping method and additional fees did you have to pay I had a bad experience with fedex demanding 300 on a 500 order recently.
     
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  6. LeviMay

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    My worst hit on a Hober order into Canada was $55 on two ties, using DHL. They're crazy fast, but the mist likely to ding you.
     
  7. Pb924

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    wore my dark chocolate fina today for the first time. Love it
     
  8. MDeKelver

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    I actually had excellent service just with regular post. It is reasonable, and I had an order arrive in 3 weeks from placement. Stay away from Fedex.
     
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    DHL is fast and reasonable, and you will get charged. If their depot is close, or if you are lucky to be home or shipped to your office, no probs.
     
  10. gackt

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    I've ordered 9 ties since the fall, 8 came via regular mail and there were no extra charges on any. I used DHL for one to test it out, and I'm guessing they charged 17% duty, 13% HST, and $10 brokerage. It was $50 for one tie.
     
  11. Christopher Essex

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    I've only ordered once from David - 7 ties in one order and chose regular mail over DHL, hoping to avoid any additional charges.

    However, I had to pay an additional C$180 at the post office.

    My strategy obviously did not work this time, but I've been pretty fortunate with other purchases from different vendors.

    I almost always get dinged on shoes, though. Most factories (C&J, Herring) do not have a regular post option.
     
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    A bit off topic, but Pediwear ships by Royal Mail. I have not had to pay customs fees on three orders so far to the US.

    I have received two Sam Hober orders by regular mail with no customs fees.
     
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  13. Slickman

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    Anyone have pics of gold reppe #27? Having a hard time finding a pic
     
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    Yes, you're right. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to it when I was getting dressed that morning. Lesson learned.
     
  15. pinkpanther

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    Today's Hober is a repeat and is the grenadine grossa stripe #6 (6-fold construction).

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    Have you noticed the 6Folds tying a better knot than the 4 folds? I had a heck of a time yesterday getting a good knot out of my navy grandine 4 fold. I don't know if it was because I was in a hurry or nervous or what.
     
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    My experience has been that either construction ties a great knot, I don't really notice much difference, if any, in the quality of the knot.
     
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    I would suppose it has something to do with the tightness of the knot. If you like a loose knot I don't think there will be much difference, but if you, like me, prefer to tie the knot rather tight, there will be a difference in the amount of material in the knot, so to me a 6-fold feels more solid while big, whereas with a 4-fold (or 3-fold) it will either be smaller with equal density or the same size but airier. If you were tying it tight yesterday, which is plausible if you were nervous and in a hurry, I find that the 4-fold has a smaller margin of error before it looks weird. The whole tie being thinner, errors in the tying will more easily show through the knot, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback on shipping to Canada, now the hard part; to whittle down my wish list for my first order.

    Pink Panther and others what are the considerations you look at when ordering a tie, construction options/material wise?
     
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    Ah very true. I'll have to practice with it and see if I can't get a better knot out of it. Thanks for the help!
     

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