Yes, it is indeed the navy traveller fabric not quite as exquisite as on the blue birds eye I own but still very satisfied with my purchase.I don't know about letting it out, but why not contact customer service ?
CP, my 2 cents is that it is too loud, but then again I almost exclusively wear solid suits in blue or gray.
the fabric looks a little to much like something they would have upolstered sofas with in the sixties
Just an update on the Jort hanger affair. Customer service admitted they had made a mistake and are sending me a Jort hanger soon. So, all is well. As you can see from my picture, there is quite a big difference between the plastic and the wood...