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post #6166 of 12606
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square is fine. looks a lot like one of mine actually.

Not crazy about the grenadine, would probably prefer a knit.
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square is fine. looks a lot like one of mine actually.

Not crazy about the grenadine, would probably prefer a knit.

It actually is a knit--crappy picture, sorry. You're right about it being a lot of work to get good pictures.
post #6168 of 12606
Are those green stripes on the shirt? Does this work if they are or would that be too much green?
post #6169 of 12606
No, the stripes are a normal light blue.

Green stripes would, first of all, not look very good, and second of all, would be too matchy with the tie.
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No, the stripes are a normal light blue.

Green stripes would, first of all, not look very good, and second of all, would be too matchy with the tie.

Wrong answer. The right answer is: Will.i.n
post #6171 of 12606
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Wrong answer. The right answer is: Will.i.n

Well, obviously, but that's your job.
post #6172 of 12606
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520 is a great shade, I have it myself. It's not navy, though, it's quite a bit lighter. I would say that it does have a slightly gray cast. Anyway, the point is, if you want something you can use as a totally classic in every way blazer, that is not it.

I interpret this as that the 0520 works as fabric for a SC, even though it's not a classic blazer color. Thanks for clarifying, Manton.

The 0520 looks great in the pictures, but I suppose those can be misleading. For a summer suit, I am now thinking 0505. It is listed as Navy (http://www.hfwltd.com/bobb.php?b=jjm&c=6&p=1), but it looks very dark on the computer. Has anyone seen this in-person who can comment on how dark it actually is? I would like to avoid getting something that could be mistaken for black.

post #6173 of 12606
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505 is a dark navy in the lightest weight. 520 is the medium weight. There is no shade comparable to 0520 in the lightest weight. Or, perhaps, there might be now because I know they have expanded the book but I am not as familiar with the newer stuff.

I do not have the lightweight blue but I do have one of the grays. They wear VERY differently. The lightweights are awesome for blistering summers. The mediums are not. They are more for spring/fall.

Unfortunately, the range of colors and patterns in the ligthtest weights is quite limited.
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I have a hard enough time keeping a crease on the trousers of the mid-weights. Do the lighter weights hold up at all?
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I have a hard enough time keeping a crease on the trousers of the mid-weights. Do the lighter weights hold up at all?
OK, not too bad. The coat is fine, IMO, shape holds up. Trouser creases not so much. However, when it's a million degrees out and I have to wear a suit, I don't care.
post #6176 of 12606
I guess at that weight you can only expect so much.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

square is fine. looks a lot like one of mine actually.

Not crazy about the grenadine, would probably prefer a knit.

could you elaborate on that possibly? particularly what you think calls for knit and what calls for grenadine, and why.

thanks.
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OK, not too bad. The coat is fine, IMO, shape holds up. Trouser creases not so much. However, when it's a million degrees out and I have to wear a suit, I don't care.

Maybe I need a trouser press to go along with this suit. I would definitely go with the lightest weight, as it would only be for summer. I guess I will go with the 505.

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OK, not too bad. The coat is fine, IMO, shape holds up. Trouser creases not so much. However, when it's a million degrees out and I have to wear a suit, I don't care.

i want to not care, but i still irks me when i see pants uncreased. frown.gif

more power to you!
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OK, not too bad. The coat is fine, IMO, shape holds up. Trouser creases not so much. However, when it's a million degrees out and I have to wear a suit, I don't care.


For once something to be thankful for about the British Summer:  11 oz worsted is fine most of the time, and I never need to go below 10 oz fresco (on five or six days of the year something lighter might be better). 

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