Originally Posted by zjpj83
I don't really have a Navy suit without windowpanes, etc. (crazy, I know), and so I'm going through the same issues. I'm going to get solid. Nothing more classic really. 3 button, double vent, solid navy suit. Haven't yet decided with whom I should go.
zjpj, nothing wrong with another solid, but consider getting a navy or dark blue windowpane, maybe even a subtle glen plaid. Mine became one of my most-loved suits the first time I tried it on. Here's a pic of a slate blue glen check with royal blue overcheck (not the best, and I think the lens was a bit smudged):
You can see that the glen plaid isn't obvious, though in daylight it's noticeable from ten feet away or so. Similar cloths are available from a lot of merchants and in a variety of weights. The weaves are generally fairly porous, so you can go a tick above what you might normally use. FNB, what you observed about weights squares with my limited experience. I am no connoisseur, just a sucker for fine fabrics. In fact, a couple books are only here because you allayed my concerns when I asked about them on your forum. So thanks.