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post #16 of 45
I prefer birdseye, and would take that pattern over a solid in any color.
post #17 of 45
Nai - l - head! Nai - l - head!
post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by jml90
Exactly like an oxford cloth or dobby


That's very smartly put. I wish id said that.
post #19 of 45
That is a birdseye. Here are a selection of nailheads. Closeup of one below. I prefer the latter.
post #20 of 45
i have just got a nail head in grey so +1 for nailhead
post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by whoopee


That is a birdseye.



Here are a selection of nailheads. Closeup of one below.



I prefer the latter.


Quite right Whoopee, thanks. I have to admit i like both. Interestingly the only thing Im not a huge fan of are thin pinstripes and windowpanes where the box pattern is too tight.
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Quite right Whoopee, thanks. I have to admit i like both. Interestingly the only thing Im not a huge fan of are thin pinstripes and windowpanes where the box pattern is too tight.
Hate the latter, love the former, No idea why.
post #23 of 45
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post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
That's very smartly put. I wish id said that.
I'm flattered
post #25 of 45
One thing: Solid navy is not just useful for job interviews (for which, in any case, I prefer charcoal). It's also nice for "formal" occasions that are not "officially" formal. Being in wedding parties in which there is no requirement to rent all the same clothes ... spiffy dinner parties that are not black tie ... baptisms ... things of this nature. A true nut-job obsessive would feel a bit awkward in nailhead for those occasions. If you are perfectly sane, then more power to you.
post #26 of 45
Solid navy. More versatile. But between nailhead and birdseye, I like the birdseye very much.
post #27 of 45
For blue shades, solid can be boring and too commonplace. Nailhead with its surface texture is much richer. Try hopsack for surface texture but solid look.
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by Manton
One thing: Solid navy is not just useful for job interviews (for which, in any case, I prefer charcoal). It's also nice for "formal" occasions that are not "officially" formal. Being in wedding parties in which there is no requirement to rent all the same clothes ... spiffy dinner parties that are not black tie ... baptisms ... things of this nature. A true nut-job obsessive would feel a bit awkward in nailhead for those occasions. If you are perfectly sane, then more power to you.

Sanity is overrated anyway...fuck it.
post #29 of 45
I like birdseye for Winter and nailhead for Summer, such is the method to my madness.
post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I like birdseye for Winter and nailhead for Summer, such is the method to my madness.


It's actually not that crazy. You rarely see a birdseye above a 10oz cloth and you see a lot more nailhead fabrics in the lighter weights.
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