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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. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    Probably not for a wedding, but for general use, the Purple & Black grossa is a great tie.
     
  2. cbbuff

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    The forest green is out of stock if he needs this now.
     
  3. LeviMay

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    Sure... PM me an address and they're yours.
     
  4. New Shoes1

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    +1. Also love navy blue and the bitter chocolate with my medium grey suit. Not sure about the best color for a wedding, though.
     
  5. nandreetta

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    Thanks for the all the feedback. I didn't expect to get so much of it and was mainly posting the swatches for others' use.

    I agree with the several people who like the forest green, but I'd need it for May so the fact that it's out of stock probably rules it out. Plus, the bride will wear red shoes and, while I don't want to match anything, I don't want to clash either (or evoke Christmas).

    In my mind, it's down to the navy/dark navy or the charcoal/silver. I think the former looks a bit better with the suit and is a combo for the ages, but the latter is a bit more formal and appropriate for a wedding. Not that formal is everything here; the bride's wearing red shoes after all.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Cuttingboard

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    Done...many thanks!!
     
  7. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Step right up, gentlemen! I still have a Hober linen swatch set available for free to he who asks first.
     
  8. Robstrongo

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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but I want to order a couple ties from the site in 8.5cm width, and do not see where anywhere on the site how to specify this option. Do I need to email them?
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can put that in the 'notes' on your order, but probably easier just to email them.
     
  10. tdude

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    I have a Macclesfield Madder swatch set from Threadbearer free to the first one who pm's me an address and agrees to pass it on. (The colors are stunning, so much richer than the internet pics).

    this set has been claimed
     
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  11. bullswin

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    ^^ and I think there's a note on the site mentioning that David's traveling this week, so emailing with him now might not be as speedy as usual.

    If this is your first order, I definitely recommend having some communication with David before placing it. There are likely to be minor details you'll think about or questions you'll have at the last second.
     
  12. bullswin

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    You people are crazy for not snapping up this swatch set. :) To tempt you, here's a pic of three Hober ties. From L to R: dark navy fina grenadine, striped grossa grenadine, and midnight blue linen. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  14. applky

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    By which I meant, yes you are the only one.
     
  15. applky

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    Fantastic!

    Details on construction? Hand-rolled edges?
     
  16. Cantabrigian

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    Didn't realize David could do a contrasting edge.
     
  17. mkarim

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    I have the middle one. Very understated and looks much better IRL.
     
  18. bullswin

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, just hand rolled edges; no other special requests or construction options went into these (i.e., just standard 3 or 4 fold construction).
     
  19. applky

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    I have been waiting for a restock on that particular striped grenadine for quite a while! Looking forward to ordering and receiving one of my own.

    Thank you for the details. I default to lightly-lined or unlined six-fold construction with hand rolled edges. I have a feeling that these would look great unlined, if casual.
     
  20. alexSF

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    Thanks for your response.
    I know your attention to details and really appreciate your work, and I dislike how much you the edges poor stitched (sometimes machine-made that imitate handwork) but I did not speak of that case.
    Yes, probably my point of view depends as I am an Italian, I simply prefer the romantic look of different but equally well made edge, with various twists and irregularities (that for me not mean imperfections)
    The target to have such a regular and circular edge is clearly visible for me, but for me it makes them so static and inanimate.
    I think that both kind of edges are and well made and well stitched, simply in a different way.
     
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