A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, May 24, 2011.

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  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    :slayer: Mine's actually the silk reppe.
    Why not email David Hober yourself? He's a true gentleman and all round nice guy... I'm sure he'll be more than happy to answer your many queries.
     
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    Thanks David, I'm interested in the forest green grenadine for a tie and some macclesfield pocket squares. I'm still undecided on which squares because they are all beautiful.
     
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    I have the forest green grenadine grossa and its a beautiful tie!!
     


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    Note to self: Buy a few more Sam Hobers.
     


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    Ohhh, you are now fueling my eagerness. I can't wait til it's in stock. Do you mind sharing a picture of it?
     


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    Sam Hober Grenadine Garza Gross in forest green and bitter chocolate
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    Some new additions. They are amazing. This is my second order with David.

    All of them (all ties are 8cm):
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    Red Cashmere: 3 fold, self tipped, keeper in same material, no label, red bar tack
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    Forest Green Grenadine #16: 4 fold, self tipped, keeper in same material, no label, yellow bar tack
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    Dark Chocolate Grenadine #5: 4 fold, self tipped, keeper in same material, no label, cobalt blue bar tack (had to copy this one)
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    Macclesfield silk print #65: 6 fold, self tipped, keeper in same material, no label, yellow bar tack
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    White Belgian linen pocket square
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    Thai printed silk pocket square #4
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    Sorry for the terrible picture quality - all I have is the iPhone camera.
     
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    Noice
     


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    Fine choice with the square, I had the same one in my last order.
     


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    Here you go (burnt orange, challis wool):

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    Veeery nice. :slayer:

    That and the dark red are definitely on next's month's 'to bespeak' list.

    Meanwhile, waiting on two macclesfield patterned challis ties; one on dark red ground, the other on navy... Eagerly anticipating notification of shipping (hint, hint, David :D)
     


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    Verniza,
    Roughly 3 months for new grenadines and English silks, cashmeres and linens to be rewoven.
    Which fabrics were you thinking of?
    Originally Posted by Jay Biondo View Post
    Could somebody tell me if Sam Hober's grenadine ties are tapered, or completely straight? In other words, that would be the gradual curve from narrower at top to wider towards the bottom. I don't own any vintage ties (pre-1980s vintage, that is), but I've heard that old school ties were generally not straight-sided but curved. That old school feature is what I'm contemplating, if possible, in midnight blue and maybe a somewhat narrower width, like 3 or 3 1/4 inches. Thanks, I'd appreciate the feedback.


    Jay,
    Good questions - I am sorry if there was any confusion on our website but we do not have any ties for sale.
    We start with what you want in terms of fabric, length, width and shape - construction etc...
    From what you say you want a classic American shape that is narrow at the widest. Straight sided ties are actually somewhat rare - knit ties are often straight sided is that what you are thinking of?
    3.75 inches has for a long time been the classic American width. And while it is certainly true that fashion is leaning towards 3.5 inches or for thin gentlemen even narrower ties should reflect a man's body size not fashion which can and usually does change.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you for the response Mr. Hober. I was thinking about the idea of having a dark midnight blue tie made similar to this styles in the pictures below:

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    Yes, they seem to be on the narrow side to be conservative business wear today, but they look very stylishly minimalist. From what I know, they're (or the second one at least) supposed to be grenadine ties, not knit. I'm guessing around 3 inches in the widest width towards the bottom. I am a thin person actually, 6' 3/4" feet and 160 lbs, but I do presently wear tie widths that range from 3 1/2 inches to 3 7/8.

    As for a tie, I'm still not ready to make any sort of decision yet, but thank you for your input. I'm still learning more about what defines different types of ties, and I'm increasingly becoming a tie enthusiast.
     


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    :)
     


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    Correct, genadine's are not knit ties. David will make the tie any width that you specify which is why he asks during the checkout process. I prefer my ties to be medium width 8-9cm (3.25 inches) and work in a very conservative environment.
     
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