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A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. pinkpanther

    pinkpanther Senior member

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    You need to listen to the inner-atoms. [​IMG]

    Enjoy your new Hobers!
     
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    all extremely nice. thanks for sharing. i think #102 is still my favorite though.

    what width are these?
     
  3. pinkpanther

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    Thanks M. Charles. All the ties are 3 3/8 inches wide (just 'cause I can!). The Macclesfield #102 is one of my favorities as well.
     
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    Really hoping my order of three Hober ties shows up today! I'm already anxious to place another order and I haven't even handled a Hober tie yet. This thread has me convinced I won't be disappointed, though. Still, I'd like to make sure I'm happy with the measurements and construction options before I finalize my next selections.
     
  5. MattSF

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    Funny, this is basically the exact same situation I am in. I ordered my first set of ties from David a couple of weeks ago, and they should be arriving soon. I'm just trying to hold back on buying anything else until the first order comes in!
     
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    Haha. My order shipped March 8 via registered airmail. David says to allow three weeks for delivery, but from what I've gathered reading this thread, it's usually only about two weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    By the way Matt, I love that navy tie in your avatar pic. Is it yours? What is that, a six fold? I'm contemplating an unlined six or seven fold as one of my next Hobers. Maybe a solid reppe silk. Would be expensive though, and definitely a one-off thing for me.
     
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    Will have to add 191 & 193 to my wish list!!
     
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    Is 193 on a black or midnight blue background, can you tell? I THINK black, but I'm not positive.
     
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    Unfortunately not mine [​IMG]. It was a pic taken from earlier in this thread of one someone else's 6-fold Hober grenatines. Just thought it looked awesome, lol. Fortunately though, I'll be getting my own dark navy grenadine from Hober soon, although mine will be the standard 4-fold.
     
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    These look great. So are these shantung? I know shantung is a rough silk fabric as well, but is there a difference between shantung and these? Definitely some great summer ties, I particularly like the burnt orange and ocean blue.
     
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    Is the Thai rough silk available in swatches?
     
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    I also noticed on the pricing page an option for an eight fold tie [​IMG] Does anyone have one of those monsters? If not- David, can you tell us a little bit about the benefits/downsides of an eight fold tie? I can only imagine what an 8 fold grenadine would look like
     
  18. MattSF

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    Great explanation David. So what types of fabrics would you consider light enough to warrant considering an 8-fold tie?
     
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    The new rough silks look beautiful - would love to see how they look in real life.
     
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    I have an unlined, untipped, 7-fold piccola and that tie could be an 8-fold. It is fairly light. I have a wedding silk 7-fold with the same construction and it is noticeably heavier than the piccola.
     

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