At risk of perhaps playing Devil's Advocate and taking the thread off-topic, it seems we're reaching an warm and fuzzy consensus (which I agree with) that solid non-navy odd jackets look best when either in a fairly heavily textured fabric/weave or have a faint other pattern but are functionally solid from a distance.
Why then is there such wide general acceptance of flat-looking worsted solid navy blazers? While traditionally one might argue that navy blazers should have texture (I think they were made in a serge originally, so would have had at least a moderately prominent weave), most RTW blazers these days are a very flat - IMO boring - smooth worsted finish. It's not as if SF is a lone island immune to this either. At least, judging from various pics posted over the years, for "proper" blazers, many remain fond of flat-looking blazers still, even when there is the opportunity to order a rougher/textured or subtly patterned finish. I think if I were to get a true navy blazer (as opposed to occasionally using half a summer suit with cream MOP buttons as one occasionally), I would definitely want a significant extra interest to the fabric. Anyway, I'm curious as to whether there is a divergence between navy and non-navy odd jacket feeling?
Edited by Holdfast - 7/19/11 at 11:57am