A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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  1. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

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    Now that I've got a moment, I wanted to share with everyone an experience I recently had dealing with David.

    I had placed an order about a week before, when I got the news that my mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Now, I'm a graduate student and living on a tight budget, so buying ties from David is a bit of a luxury that I was rewarding myself with for a hard year of work. When I got the news about my mother, I suddenly realized that the money I had spent on the ties I'd ordered would need to be redirected to flying home to be with my family. Even though it had been a week since I'd ordered, and since Sam Hober is all about bespoke ties and therefore, quite understandably, has no refund policy, I emailed David, hoping that it wasn't too late and I could cancel my order. David responded, most graciously, saying that even though they have a no refund policy and that he would have to eat the fees from my credit card order, he would refund my purchase. On top of this, when I offered to at least cover his fees, so he wouldn't be at a loss, he said it wasn't an issue and that he wished the best for my family.

    The point of all of this is that David Hober is one classy guy. He showed integrity and empathy towards me and my family in a time when many would not have. For my part, he has made me a customer for life. If I wear a tie, it will be a Sam Hober and I will proudly tell everyone where I got it and why they should give David their business.
     
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    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Really sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she gets better and that your family gets through OK.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. That's because of David's humane and empathic customer service on my last order.

    Thank you, David.
     
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    What a story! David is known for his legendary customer service, this is another one to add to that album.
     
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    I have been spared the family tragedy, but being in the service industry myself, I am absolutely amazed with David's passion and service . . . and so far I've only bought two ties from him. I too am a customer for life, well, what's left of it! hehehe
     
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    Ordered a Dark Navy Fina, 6-fold, untipped, rolled edges. Can't wait, and will post pics when it arrives. David is fantastic to work with!
     
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    ^ Please do post pics. Sounds excellent.
     
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    If anyone here maybe owns both a Garza Grossa and a Prometeo knit, would you mind posting a high res pic for the sake of comparison? I can't decide. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Interesting.

    David, what is your favorite tie that you have made/make?
     
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    Sam sells a beautiful Cal Berkeley tie, and that should be enough for everyone.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks! i plan on it. :)
     
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    Just got my dark navy grenadine, 6 fold, untipped, hand rolled edges. Pics soon!
     

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