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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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    Really nice! I can't wait to get my wedding tie and bitter chocolate piccola!
     


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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    David: any progress on being able to make scarves with fringes?


    Thanks.
     


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    That looks really nice David--let us know how the test tie turns out!
     


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    That does look nice. I'd love to hear about the six other colours.
     


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    David,

    Any chance of adding a Cornell University tie?

    Thanks,

    Eugene
     


  7. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    My Hober wedding tie and square showed up at work today. I will post pics after I get home.
     


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    I am thinking of grabbing a few of the Macclesfield print ties, but I did want some opinions on pairing these with pocket squares. Most of my squares are silk print, and I am wary of being too matchy. I don't plan on matching similar prints/colors, but I am curious, do these ties look like prints from a few feet away, or are they very much like woven ties?
     


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    I've been purchasing ties from David for just over six years and I haven't purchased a tie from anyone else for over five. My collection is probably between 25 and 30 and I just ordered a few more (magenta grenadine grossa, navy grenadine grossa and green pin dots on burgundy). I don't think there's a better tie for the money (fabric quality and construction are excellent), the selection of fabrics is tremendous, I love being able to order custom features (even if my needs are pretty simple) and David has always been a true gentleman and great business owner. I hope to continue to be able to purchase ties from him for many years.

    It's very nice to scroll through SF and see a thread like this recognizing a great tie maker and individual. Just wanted to add my note of appreciation as well.
     
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    Darn you. I thought I had finished ordering Hobers (for like 3 months). Oh well. At least ties are a less expensive addiction than I imagine watches would be.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's an amazing tie. I really hope he does something similar in burgundy soon.
     


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    How long did shipping take for your package? I'm anxiously awaiting my first Hober order!
    As soon as I receive my order, I'll let you know. I ordered a Macclesfield #98.
     


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    They are nothing like woven ties. They look, as is desired, like printed silk -- flat. The same is true at a distance.
     


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    It took exactly thirteen business days from shipping confirmation to delivery.
     


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    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Below are some average photos of the new ties I just got from David. One is bitter chocolate piccola and the other is the formal/wedding silk #1, which I will be wearing to my wedding. It will look amazing against my dark grey suit. Both are 7-fold, unlined, hand rolled edges. I could not be happier with the ties, especially the wedding silk. The photos do not do them justice, they look much better in person. At the bottom is a Carlo Riva linen pocket square that I will also wear to my wedding. That photo highlights how excellent the handrolled edges are. Truly remarkable!

    Special thanks to Stitches, David and everyone else that gave me suggestions.

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    As an aside, an unlined grenadine has a much different feel than a lined one. It makes it almost a spring/summer tie. I think a 7-fold unlined grossa would be more substantial in terms of weight, given the open weave of the fabric.
     


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