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Best Plain Navy in the Fresco Book for a Blazer?

post #1 of 14
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Ordering some cloth today for a (conservative) plain navy blazer. I don't have the book in the front of me, so can someone please opine on the best lightweight plain navy in the Fresco book. I'm thinking 505, but am unsure.
post #2 of 14
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Anyone?
post #3 of 14
I prefer the feel of the 516 - the 9/10 oz in navy. It supports the patch pockets better.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I prefer the feel of the 516 - the 9/10 oz in navy. It supports the patch pockets better.

 

Thanks. Would you say the colors are similar (505 v. 516)? I'm really looking to go as lightweight as possible.
post #5 of 14
I'd call them both a generic navy.

Never bothered to hold the swatches next to each other to see if they differ slightly but I doubt it.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I'd call them both a generic navy.

Never bothered to hold the swatches next to each other to see if they differ slightly but I doubt it.

 

Thank you. Generic navy is exactly what I'm after.
post #7 of 14
I would agree with C that the 9oz-10oz is better, and more resistant to creating and bagging.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I prefer the feel of the 516 - the 9/10 oz in navy. It supports the patch pockets better.

+1

 

You can order fabric samples free of charge from their website. Delivery takes only a few days.

 

I have a suit in 516. 520 also isn't a bad choice for an odd jacket as it's light navy/blue. 


Edited by conradwu - 5/7/13 at 2:13pm
post #9 of 14
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+1

+1 - I like the mid-weight fresco a lot more than the lightest one.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by conradwu View Post

+1

 

You can order fabric samples free of charge from their website. Delivery takes only a few days.

 

I have a suit in 516. 520 also isn't a bad choice for an odd jacket as it's light navy/blue. 


Echo the comment about the 520 - have the swatch here, and it is lighter than a dark, inky navy.  Nice for a summer odd jacket, but not a classic conservative blazer navy, if that makes sense?

post #11 of 14
I have toyed with the idea of a 520 for a while now. I think it is more versatile than the 516, is better for less high contrast hair/ skin types, and shows the texture of the cloth better. See 520 below from zbromer.



post #12 of 14
I've got a lot of love for the 520 and have voted with my feet--

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But it isn't a traditional blazer blue. I could also see getting the 520 or, more likely, the Crispaire equivalent. But then again, I really like blue odd jackets.
post #13 of 14
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Already have a suit in the 520, and I think it is a spectacular cloth. That being said, it's not the best choice for a conservative navy blazer.

post #14 of 14
I just ordered one using this:

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