A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You def need both :devil:

    Seriously though, I have swatches of both, and grossa really works better with some jacket weaves and patterns, fina much better with others.
     
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    OK - so you're saying my plan to buy all of the grossa colors needs to be amended to include all of the fina colors as well. Dude, my better half is going to want to have little talk with you. I'm not sure I can push $2500 worth of new ties through the pipeline without some help from the team!

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    Does anyone have the garza pin dot ties? Interested in seeing what it looks like in action.
     


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    Same here...I would also like to see the stripes too.
     


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    Very good decision making.
     


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    I'm in the same boat as you. I do like a plumply thick tie at times. Let's try the 4-fold and see how that works. The material is quite porous so I wonder if it won't seem too lightweight.
    We can always order many more trials... it's fun to experiment. [​IMG]
     


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    Well one way to do it is just to order half the colors in grossa, half in fina...then it's the same cost :decisions:
     


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    I order two 6-folds grossa for my first order they are beautifully constructed but I do find them too thick and bulky. My subsequent order was for a 4-fold which turn out perfect for me.
     


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    David's grossa grenadines are not porous or light weight...their fairly beefy and very textured.
     
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    I now have 90 of David's ties. I would guess that I have 20+ grenadines. They have become my go to ties. I much prefer the grossas over the finas. They are incredibly classy, tone down any patterned shirt and compliment most every suit. My favorite colors are the slate blue, olive green and the dark sienna. I have the navy, bitter chocolate, burgundy, blacks, etc., but I find the three colors above to be the most interesting and the ones I use the most.
     


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    Congrats, that's quite a collection! Do you agree though that the finas go better with some jackets though?
     


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    Awesome!!! I received my first Drake's Grossa in burgundy to compare to David's and I must say, I think David's is every bit as good, actually, better than the Drake's for half the price. Glad I only paid $67 for the Drake's grenadine. Now...this doesn't mean that David gets to raise prices!!:satisfied:
     
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    I'll echo that sentiment. Not one of my Drakes grenadines knots as easily nor as satisfyingly as any of my Hober grenadines.
     


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    I've been slowly making my through this thread for ages now. The info contained here has been so enlightening. My initial thoughts of going for 6 folds may not be the best idea for all the different materials. Thanks for sharing all the knowledge (and images).
     
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    The three Hober ties I've ordered so far have been lined 6 folds. I like the extra thickness.
     


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