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Awesome.

That's the plan.
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The curve on the lapels, especially towards the peaks is brilliant. Lends a bit of the softness of the shawl lapel.

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The curve on the lapels, especially towards the peaks is brilliant. Lends a bit of the softness of the shawl lapel.

I agree. If I was getting peak lapels I probably would have gone with something like that. From now on most of my suits will be DB so perhaps that style can sneak in there with one of them!
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Just in case anyone cares, spoke to Edwin today and going to do DB 4 x 1 with shawl collar. Fabric is Smith's Midnight Blue wool/mohair and the grosgrain trimmings will be black. Full Ermazine lining in sleeves and body in black or midnight blue, I'll let Edwin decide what looks best. Looking forward to it. I apologize in advance to all the actors at the Oscars that I will very likely look better than any of them. :^)

Sounds like a good choice. I think shawl collars look more formal for some reason.

I'm not sold on the "midnight blue looks blacker than black" theory unless your going somewhere lit exclusively by gaslight or Edison bulb. These days, I think black probably looks the most, well, black.

As a purely stylistic choice, Midnight Blue is a good option - I'm just not sure it has the same "utility."
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Sounds like a good choice. I think shawl collars look more formal for some reason.
I'm not sold on the "midnight blue looks blacker than black" theory unless your going somewhere lit exclusively by gaslight or Edison bulb. These days, I think black probably looks the most, well, black.
As a purely stylistic choice, Midnight Blue is a good option - I'm just not sure it has the same "utility."

Thanks! I don't really care about the blacker than black argument. For me it's about the subtle softness in color the midnight blue has compared to rigid black. Blues and earthy tones always work well with my complexion so that was the deciding factor for me.
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This will shock many of you, but midnight blue looks bluer than black.
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This will shock many of you, but midnight blue looks bluer than black.

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