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post #6016 of 13589
I'd say

FS405 A2069/11 = light grey (easy to wear)
FS625 A1290/22 = mid grey (easy to wear)
CBT5 A1285/22 = dark grey (harder to wear)
FS625 A1290/33 = charcoal (hard to wear)

But like I said, it's less about how we define these shades, and more about: darker -> harder to wear.
post #6017 of 13589
I wore dark gray pents to the SF event last week w/ a green tweed jacket, blue/black tattersall shirt, blue/gray/red stripped tie, cream silk ps and dark brown shell boots. It was a little experimental, but it worked OK imo. A couple pics were posted of the top half, but no one took any of the full body afaik, perhaps with good reason...
post #6018 of 13589

I do have a pair of charcoal pants. They're now in the "stuff I no longer use" closet. Both Manton and Foo are right - they're so hard to combine with anything. I used them with light grey odd jackets, but those are in the same closet now. Those goddamned impulse purchases...

 

If I had to have a OneTrouser, that would be light grey flannel for winter and light grey tropical wool for summer.

post #6019 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

This is not the only way, but it will be correct and you won't regret it later:

Navy hopsack (wool, of course)
Notched lapels
Patch pockets
Double-stitching
3-roll-2 buttoning
Brown horn buttons
Double vents

Thinking of having a blazer suit made according to the specs above, but in fresco. I already have three navy suits, so was hoping for another shade of blue.Could other shades be appropriate and versatile as well - RAF blue, or what Will calls Egyptian blue? Also, patch of welt breast pocket in this config? Thanks
post #6020 of 13589
Consider Fresco 0520.
post #6021 of 13589
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Consider Fresco 0520.
Both vox and manton diss it as a blazer fabric in another thread. Too grey?
post #6022 of 13589
It is not a "blazer" fabric in the sense of the traditional New England version. I find it a shade of blue, however, that works quite well as an odd jacket with light grey trousers.

post #6023 of 13589

As I recall, Manton's first BlazerSuit was in fresco - not sure whether it was 0520, though.  It's not an inky navy blue, but surely this makes it all the more appropriate for a summer odd jacket?
 

post #6024 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post

As I recall, Manton's first BlazerSuit was in fresco - not sure whether it was 0520, though.  It's not an inky navy blue, but surely this makes it all the more appropriate for a summer odd jacket?

 
Fresco, yes, but definitely not 0520. It's navy. Just read through that thread but can't recall cloth number if it was there.
post #6025 of 13589
I bought this and find it will wear cool in the Summer. It's a darker navy (more conservative) indoors because of the black yarns, but in the natural light (like in picture below), is vibrant.

I like the visual interest.

Should look good with your tan/white/grey/cream trousers.



With grey trousers indoors (however, still with some natural light).


Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/10/13 at 5:28am
post #6026 of 13589

True, but the 0520 is not really grey/blue (at least not compared to say the fresco mohair 0577 that I'm considering having a suit made up in).
 

post #6027 of 13589
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I bought this and find it will wear cool in the Summer. It's a darker navy (more conservative) indoors because of the black yarns, but in the natural light (like in picture below), is vibrant.

I like the visual interest.

Should look good with your tan/white/grey/cream trousers.



With grey trousers indoors (however, still with some natural light).


That's a really nice cloth you've picked there. I like it a lot. I suspect it has a certain iridescence, depending on how the light catches it.

I presume that's you being fitted. The cut reminds me of that Florentine tailor who's name I can't remember. :shog[1].gif
post #6028 of 13589
That's not me! It's one of The Armoury folks and I'm using him as a benchmark so people can see how the cloth looks when made up.

You're right on the other count.
post #6029 of 13589
Florentine tailor who has a partnership with the armoury, and whom I interviewed at Pitti (forthcoming) is Antonio Liverano.
post #6030 of 13589
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Florentine tailor who has a partnership with the armoury, and whom I interviewed at Pitti (forthcoming) is Antonio Liverano.

Thats's the fella.

Cheers.
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