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A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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If anyone is debating whether to place an order from Sam Hober, just do it. My first order was last December, and I keep going back to Hober after trying some other excellent brands. I’ve sold a few of the ties I bought because they didn’t turn out to be a match for me, but the quality of every tie is consistently impeccable. David’s customer service is also outstanding. It’s also amazing how quick their turnaround is, including pretty cheap DHL express shipping.
 

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That shirt and tie combo is spectacular. It looks like a light blue striped shirt, correct?

What brand is the shirt? It's not a button down is it?

Looks like it's a vintage oxford type cloth; I really dig it.
 

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That shirt and tie combo is spectacular. It looks like a light blue striped shirt, correct?

What brand is the shirt? It's not a button down is it?

Looks like it's a vintage oxford type cloth; I really dig it.
Personally, I don't like that shirt/tie combo. The scale of the pattern of the tie and of the stripes of the shirt is nearly identical. The spacing between the stripes on the shirt, and the motifs on the tie, is virtually the same, and it creates a busy look, almost headache-inducing effect. This is precisely why one of the "rules" of shirt/tie pairing is to make sure to vary the scales if both are patterned. You need contrast not only in color between tie and shirt, but also in pattern scale.

In my opinion, a tie like the one in the photo should really only be worn with a solid shirt. The pattern of the tie is so busy, complex, and tiny, that a solid background is best here.

Also, if that's a button down collar, it's the worst one I've ever seen. I doubt it's BD.

Looking at the enlarged image, I see no hint of oxford weave texture in that cloth whatsoever. Looks like poplin or broadcloth.
 

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Personally, I don't like that shirt/tie combo. The scale of the pattern of the tie and of the stripes of the shirt is nearly identical. The spacing between the stripes on the shirt, and the motifs on the tie, is virtually the same, and it creates a busy look, almost headache-inducing effect. This is precisely why one of the "rules" of shirt/tie pairing is to make sure to vary the scales if both are patterned. You need contrast not only in color between tie and shirt, but also in pattern scale.

In my opinion, a tie like the one in the photo should really only be worn with a solid shirt. The pattern of the tie is so busy, complex, and tiny, that a solid background is best here.

Also, if that's a button down collar, it's the worst one I've ever seen. I doubt it's BD.

Looking at the enlarged image, I see no hint of oxford weave texture in that cloth whatsoever. Looks like poplin or broadcloth.

Tell me how you really feel! ;)

I think the stripes work with it only because it's a thicker striped shirt and not a pencil stripe. It toes the line of being too busy, although I would have to see in person to completely determine.

Upon further inspection of the large photo, I agree that it's not BD and the oxford texture I saw yesterday clearly isn't there. Either way, I like the shirt no matter the fabric.
 

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Very, very nice. I've heard of them before!

Seems hard to shop when everything is in Japanese :)
They have a US Presence and English website:
 

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They have a US Presence and English website:
Thanks!

There we go. I have heard great things about their button down collars. Some serious roll, I believe. Maybe I need to check out their stores... ;)
 

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Thanks!

There we go. I have heard great things about their button down collars. Some serious roll, I believe. Maybe I need to check out their stores... ;)
I have a couple of their button downs and can vouch for the collar roll (and overall fit).

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