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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. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Navy Grossa in the wild. Double FIH knot. Pretty standard options - 4-fold, lined, self-tipped. 57" x 3.5".

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  2. Flyswatter

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    I have a dark navy grenadine (fina) on the way from Hober as well! Lined 4-fold, self-tipped, 3.5 inches wide. I'd have to say navy grenadines are my absolute favorite ties, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment.

    My Hober order didn't arrive yesterday... maybe today will be the day. :nodding: Is it a bad thing that I'm as excited as I am for these ties to arrive? :embar:
     
  3. MattSF

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    Not sure if it's a bad thing, but definitely a sign you will fit right in at SF, lol.

    My upcoming order includes:

    Macclesfield Silk Tie #172
    Macclesfield Silk Tie #84
    Bitter Chocolate Grenadine Grossa
    Dark Navy Grenadine Fina
    Off White Stripe On Midnight Blue Grenadine Grossa

    All are 63" x 3.75" (I'm 6'6", so the extra length and width are needed to look proportional on me). Still no word on shipping out, hopefully they ship this week and they arrive next week. Will definitely post pics when they arrive!
     
  4. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Hmm, what have we here...? :D

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    Beautifully and meticulously packaged...

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    And with a thoughtful hand-written thank-you note...

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    The goods: Dark red grenadine fina, dark navy grenadine fina, and Macclesfield #78 (white dots on midnight blue). First pic is with flash, second without. I'm very happy with the colors.

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    Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase, and can't wait to wear the ties. Thanks, David! The grenadines are 3.5 inches wide, while the pindot is 3.75. Thought I'd experiment a bit, but I'll stick with 3.5 from now on.

    Now to decide on my next purchase... probably just two more, then I need to cool it for a while on tie acquisitions. :laugh:
     
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  5. Syeknom

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    That packaging and those ties are exquisite, nice one! Can't wait for mine.

    The pindot especially looks gorgeous.
     
  6. MattSF

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    Great looking ties! I might have to pick up that pindot on midnight blue in my next order...
     
  7. Flyswatter

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    Thanks! Better hurry on the Macclesfield pindot, as David's website shows only enough fabric left for one more. ;) I opted for this tie instead of the "white dots on dark navy pindot #1", as I liked how the dots are fewer and more spaced out on the Macclesfield #78.

    On a sizing note, I specified these ties to be 59 inches in length, but they all measure instead at 57-58 inches. Is this normal, to account for the ties stretching and lengthening over time after multiple wears? As it is, when I tie these, the back blade ends up roughly 4 inches shorter than the front. I'd prefer the back blade to be around 2 inches shorter than the front, so I guess I'll opt for 60 or 61 inch ties on my next Hober order. That seems strange, because I'm not that tall. 5'10" without shoes, neck size is 16 inches. My dress trousers don't have an unusually low rise, either. Maybe I have an abnormally long torso for my height, because I recall from the discussion on tie lengths in this thread a couple weeks ago that people taller than me were ordering ties shorter than mine. Thoughts? How long do you guys prefer the back blade in relation to the front?

    Oh no, I'm getting too anal about things again... :embar: Still happy with the ties though. :D
     
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  8. Cuttingboard

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    Weird, I'm the same height as you and I order a 57" length tie and have never had a problem with the skinny blade being short. I'm seriously thinking about being 59" next time.
     
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    I'll go with 60, maybe 61 next time. How long is the back blade relative to the front for you normally with your 57" ties?

    Unrelated note, anyone have pics of their chocolate piccola grenadine #4 or dark burnt orange reppe solid #24? Trying to finalize my next set of Hobers. I'll put in one more order of three, then no more for a while, I swear. :laugh:
     
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    All of my honkers are grenadine grossa and the back small blade is 2-3" inches shorter than the large blade.
     
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  11. Flyswatter

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    David, thank-you very much for the prompt and thorough reply. Your explanation about the ties contracting during shipping makes perfect sense. I'm sure they'll stretch back out after some wears. Even still, I may add another inch to my next round. Once again, thank-you for the beautiful ties and fantastic service.
     
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    Great info...thanks David!
     
  13. Burton

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    I follow this thread all the time, but rarely post. I don't know exactly how many Hober ties I have now, but they are quickly becoming the majority of what I own. I have the opposite problem of that described above - I have a short torso. Best advice I can give is, let David pick your length on the first few (afterall, he is the professional) and then modify as you wear them. Think about salting your food - taste it first.
     
  14. Flyswatter

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    Striped grossa #3 and dark chocolate fina #5 will soon be mine. :nodding:
     
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    I ordered a forest green rough silk tie today. I'll post some pics when I recieve it.
     
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    Ordered a black and Navy grenadine today. Also a :foo: approved cream silk hanky.
     
  17. mkarim

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    I love mine.

    I don't have a solid navy so I'm thinking of ordering the navy grenadine and possibly the bitter chocolate grenadine.
     
  18. tdude

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    Fellow addicts

    David sent me swatches of the new fabrics with my latest order. I will pass them on to the next fellow who pm's me their address. Then please continue to pass them for others.

    (If any lurkers haven't taken the plunge, you should. Best ties I own, and David's service is as good as everyone here has said over and over.)
     
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    Here is the Macclesfield #114 (6-fold construction) in action. The tie is dark purple (in the likely case the photo sucks).


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  20. MattSF

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    Any particular fabrics or patterns that you like out of the new ones?
     

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