A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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    you are correct! and if you pay for expedited shipping you can have it arrive really quick too.

    go for it!
     


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    There is no standard length, it depends on your height. It's a custom tie.
     


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    not exactly, when you pick a fabric and place an order, the standard length is i believe, 57 or 58 inches. longer than that can be done, but there is a charge for it.
     


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    Does anyone have any grenadine swatch sets to lend? - I will pass it forward. Any weave will do as I need to choose color and weave. Maybe I should say prioritize rather than choose as I feel I am about to descend a very slippery slope where I will end up getting many ties.
     


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    My experience has been that I get the email saying the tie is in the post and should take three weeks and then it surprises me by arriving a few days later.




    He outlines on the website how to figure out length. I tweaked the length and width over a couple of orders before settling on my preferred dimensions.
     
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    I followed the instructions and nailed it on the first try. David's instructions are very good.
     


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    They are, I'm just indecisive.
     


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    I have a black silk and a grey silk, seen back in post 1200:

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    The black is washed out but you know what black looks like. The grey, although called charcoal, is fairly well-represented in this picture.

    I hadn't really noticed them being overly shiny. The grey is quite silvery I suppose.
     


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    dont own any, but i have seen them. did not strike me as "shiny," iirc. a very lovely silk actually.
     
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    oh yeah



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    those are beautiful. enjoy!
     


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    Do you find that the silk ones, being intended for ties, are a little stiff in the pocket when used as a handkerchief?
     


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    cheers M Stitches
    not sure who u asking, but FWIW all but the finest silk makes a humungus bunch for the first few outings. really comical. Seems to settle after a bit, and especially after cleaning/ironing
     


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    Yes, I was asking you. For me it would be too stiff (and I couldn't be arsed to do that cleaning/softening bit), but I see what you are going for here.
     


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