A Sam (and David) Hober Tie Appreciation Thread

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  1. davesmith

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    I have a madder silk scarf from David and it is just as warm as my cashmere scarves....and it looks so much better than cashmere with tweed.
     


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    Yeah, I guess you're right. I know they sell silk underwear and liner gloves where I buy my skiing gear, and come to think of it, my favorite scarf is a silk cashmere blend with more silk than cashmere I believe, so when I think about it I guess silk as a material is quite warm. The thing though is that all these silk things are quite woolen in terms of texture, I just for some reason equate silk with smooth and tight weaves, though the material can of course be made into a fuzzy and more open weave.

    I guess I just imagine silks in a more worsted type with a tighter weave to be much less warm, is there any truth to that or is it just my imagination?

    Bullethead: So the madder is as warm than a fuzzy cashmere? Is that when compared to a cashmere of equal weight? How does it feel against bare skin in the cold? For some reason I just equate fuzzy with warm and comfortable.

    By the way congrats to Al, that wedding silk looks great.
     
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    Thank you, sir. It was a harder decision after I got the swatches. They all look much better in person than they do on a computer screen.
     


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    I can imagine, I'm currently waiting on two ties and I think 30-40 swatches.... I'm sure I won't have any trouble choosing.

    By the way, can wedding/formal ties be worn in more casual and business settings, or would that be like showing up for work in a tweed suit with opera pumps? Been looking at some of the striped wedding/formal ties and I love the combos of grey. Remind me of the tie Pierce Brosnan wears with the grey 3-piece prince of wales suit at the start of The Thomas Crown Affair.
     
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    I live in Canada. I use a silk scarf that I purchased in Delhi that is made of sari material. I find it to be a wonderful wind block. I have never found it to be cold. It is, however, much lighter and less bulky that any wool scarf that I've used.
     


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    Silverfox,

    even though cashmere is softer, I don't even give it a second thought. the heavier silk twills feel so much different than the thin silk scarves that initially come to mind. FWIW, I have the drake's scarf pictured above and when i wear it, it makes no difference to me which side is against my throat.
     


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    Right one, don't even think twice
     


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    I have the off white stripe and I use it all the time. I only wish I had gotten British stripes instead.
     


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    The correct answer is "both".
     


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    photos?
     


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    I have the white-stripe one as well, and the other one is on my short list. So, to reiterate, the correct answer is "both".
     


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    i know im late, but awesome. enjoy the tie.

    also, i just noticed the site update, very very nice, david. great job. looks great! :slayer:
     


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