A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    My issue is that the gray/tan PS is a bit too neutral with how muted the rest of your outfit is. Tan suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie... where's the eye candy? You could go a little bold and use a pink, yellow, or orange PS. Those are all colors that complement the only other color I saw in your outfit (the blue tie) and also work well with the earth tones (tan suit).
     
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    Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.
     
  3. deadly7

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    Fine details, you don't understand them.
    Some examples:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5138166 -- The PS adds an element of "not a boring corporate outfit" to this outfit (as does the fabric, but I'm not focusing on that just yet)
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5141801 - Again, gray suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie.. what I'm presuming is a colorful patterned PS
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5500_100#post_5117040 - And another, earth toned suit, even with a patterned shirt and an atypical tie pattern, the PS adds some pizazz
     
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    Patrick R Senior member

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    We may be speaking past each other with "eye candy." All I'm saying is if the PS conspicuously draws your eye to it, you're just creating a distraction.
     
  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If it makes a difference, it's not a suit. It's also a cut that is quite "non-corporate" - single button with strongly roped shoulders. The fabric has a lot of texture as well. I think the one UC is wearing in that first length would have worked well, but I don't have anything quite like that. I have a kind of purple Vanda PS that would have worked well in color but I felt the pattern was too close to that of the tie. Anyway I know some people like to have a pretty neutral outfit and then one bright thing that "pops" but this is not really my aesthetic (nor do I think it's what UC is going for in his fit - not sure if this is what you mean by "eye candy", deadly). This fit was meant to be understated in color but luxurious in fabrics (if you haven't gotten a hold of this Hober pin dot fabric, it's amazing, and the texture of the jacket I quite a lot) and sharp in silhouette (which I realize you can't really see from the photo). Thanks for all your comments and suggestions though, I really appreciated them.
     
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    PB, I like it a lot. 6 fold it is.
     
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    Depends on one's face.
     
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    Disagree. Even if you don't have the handsomest face, your goal should still be to make it as "attractive" as possible in both senses of the word - both pleasing to the eye and drawing the focus of the viewer. You should be the thing that is looking great, not your clothes (despite all the headless SF shots).
     
  9. ColdEyedPugilist

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    I concur (though I have a feeling TB was just being humorous :)).

    One of the main goals of any ensemble is to draw others to one's face, to make it the focal point.

    I'd add this: it's also important to know your skin tone and understand what either goes well or clashes with it. I'm high-contrast (dark hair, lighter skin) and therefore, the dress shirts I wear are always light in tone and the ties, much, much darker so as to echo this effect, and draw attention to my face. Conversely, it's why I hardly invest in light coloured ties.
     
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    I got received this tie from David:

    http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-g...stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

    It is beautiful, drapes well, and ties a very clean and elegant knot. It is classy, understated and will lift any outfit. I will have to find occasions to wear it now...:happy:

    Thanks to forex for recommending and to David for answering my questions!! The only downside is that I will end up spending on more Hober ties...:slayer:
     
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    Did you order the fina or grossa in dark red? The grossa is on my radar.
     
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    The dark purple/black is fina. The dark red is grossa. I also have the dark navy in grossa. I seem to gravitate to colors described as "dark."
     
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    Just placed an order for a couple swatch sets....

    ...so begins my head-first plunge into addiction.
     
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    awaiting expected completion and shipping of my second order any day now...

    3 x 6 fold satin (burgundy, dark chocolate, forest green)
    3 x 4 fold garza fina (bitter chocloate, burgundy, dark navy)
    3 x 3 fold cashmere (dark navy, forest green, purple)
    1 x 6 fold reppe (dark burgundy)
    1 x madder #7 / brown cashmere scarfe
     
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    Cannot wait to see pics, that is an epic haul.
     

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