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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. BamaBubba

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    I have both. The purple is true purple, and much brighter and more vivid than you can tell on the Hober website, or in photos for that matter. The dark purple/black is truly awesome, and can be worn comfortably with suits and sport coats. I wear the purple/black far more than the purple. In fact, the true purple is almost too much.

    For what it's worth, I have more than 100 Hober ties, and have been ordering them since 2008 or 2009. The true purple gren grossa was one of about 8 or so grenadines (all grossa) I ordered back in 2008/9. When the dark purple/black came out a couple of years later, I ordered it because I was a bit uncomfortable wearing the true purple due to its brightness. The dark purple/black hit the spot right on.

    Finally, I have lots of purple and purplish ties, and the dark purple/black Hober is the one I like the most. Very classy.

    Hope that helps.
     
  2. archibaldleach

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    @BamaBubba, meet your new best friend @pinkpanther
     
  3. BamaBubba

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    PP's photos are one of the reasons for my continuing addiction to Hober ties, and now pocket squares. His photos are awesome. It is and has been very nice of him to post photos and comments.
     
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    From left to right: black, purple, dark purple.
     
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  5. CLTesquire

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    Excellent info guys. Thank you. I'm thinking the purple/black would be best for my uses. Now the other real question of what wool or wool blend tie to also purchase.[​IMG]
     
  6. DCTieGuy

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    Can you repost pictures? Didn't come through for some reason.
     
  7. doodledoc

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    Reuploaded it on my original post and here

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    From left to right: black, purple, dark purple.
     
  8. Count de Monet

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    Consider the green background wool challis neat if they have any in stock. Great tie.
     
  9. New Shoes1

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    Won't be restocked until December at the earliest. I emailed David about it yesterday.
     
  10. CLTesquire

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    Well that's good to know as that, and the solid forest green wool challis, were tied for #1 on my list of wool ties. In its absence I was also considering his new Italian wool/silk blends in forest green or the forest green cashmere black warp.
     
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  11. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    This one is in my shopping cart.
     
  12. DCTieGuy

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    Some nice new patterns just released by David, but I'm hoping some of the older styles get reprinted so that I can order a few of the classics.
     
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  13. rockred819

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    A month late, but here are some photos of the Hober grenadine I wore on my wedding day. Fabulous tie.

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  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    :fonz:

    Me too.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    As per that photo, the dark purple is easily more desirable than the purple, IMO.
     
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  19. Limniscate

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    I don't like wearing navy on navy personally and try to use a very high contrast tie in relation to my shirt/suit. Take this with a grain a salt though since I'm Asian with fairly light skin and black hair.
     
  20. dawgsontop

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    Hi all -- I currently have three Hober fina grenadine ties (dark navy, burgundy, forest green). They are my favorite ties and I am looking to pick up two more but can't decide which colors to order. I am thinking purple black for one, but can't decide on a fifth -- any thoughts? I wear exclusively white shirts and charcoal, navy, and mid-gray suits. Any advice is appreciated!
     

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