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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, May 24, 2011.
Really nice! I can't wait to get my wedding tie and bitter chocolate piccola!
Just sent an email though the website for a custom bow.....fingers crossed it's something you can do
David: any progress on being able to make scarves with fringes?
That looks really nice David--let us know how the test tie turns out!
That does look nice. I'd love to hear about the six other colours.
Any chance of adding a Cornell University tie?
My Hober wedding tie and square showed up at work today. I will post pics after I get home.
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?
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.
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.
It's an amazing tie. I really hope he does something similar in burgundy soon.
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.
They are nothing like woven ties. They look, as is desired, like printed silk -- flat. The same is true at a distance.
It took exactly thirteen business days from shipping confirmation to delivery.
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.
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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