All of my favorite items are navy....My vintage shawl collar midnight blue tuxedo, my favorite grenadine tie, my vintage Navy issue pea coat, my favorite blazer, and many other items. I am looking into a new MTM three piece navy suit from English American at the moment as well.
The rich texture and range of navy blue puts black to shame......It is sad that most people in the average world think black suits and such are more formal than navy blue. Hell even my black funeral suit has a midnight navy blue pinstripes in it because I couldn't bring myself to wear a flat black suit, even when someone dies.
I have to admit, the only blue I like in a suit is midnight or very dark navy. Everything else makes the man look like a big flower IMHO. But then again I don't like brown suits either. To me the only choices are light- to charcoal-grey. Just my personal opinion, I know that's very limited. To me, brown looks dated and blue looks feminine. I feel the color should come from the shirt rather than the suit itself. I realize I'm in the minority though.
Very much enjoyed this thread. Finally am taking the plunge and adding some versatility to my wardrobe with a navy blue suit.
But with one slight problem. Cannot seem to find one that doesn't seem to have gaudy pin stripes.
Can anyone suggest a brand that is a solid navy blue or something with very fine and/or faint pinstripes? 2-Button with vents? Also looking to spend around $400-$500. I know, not big timer here. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciative and taken to heart.