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Justin, I'd go with the darker one unless you already have a navy odd jacket you like to wear in summer. I think I'd prefer a color in between for summer, but given the choice here, the darker one.
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I say lighter slate blue for variety, though I forget what you own but assume you have plenty of navy. Both are linen? Slate blue will be striking and fine for spring to fall during the warmer parts.
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My 2 solid blue jackets are my Formosa hemp which is lighter than navy and my second is my Caccioppoli hopsack which is a high blue.

I think I agree with Greg on it, SB with the light, and DB with the dark.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I say lighter slate blue for variety, though I forget what you own but assume you have plenty of navy. Both are linen? Slate blue will be striking and fine for spring to fall during the warmer parts.

yup both linen.
post #26690 of 37392
Sounds like a good plan. Thought it was either or. Who's making them?
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Sounds like a good plan. Thought it was either or. Who's making them?

Ring. No surprise there with me haha.

I am only doing 1 so I am leaning toward the darker swatch.
post #26692 of 37392
I like the lighter then. But either would be great.
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@gdl203

Greg, I have a concern. The Formosa suits pictures on the website have distorted color due to lighting issue or something. For example, I looked initially saw the grey fresco suit, I just saw an ugly suit with some yellowish hew and so I didn't buy it. When @Mr. Six showed me pictures taken in natural(?) light, that's when I saw what it really looked like and placed the order. How are the pictures taken for the website? 

 

EDIT: Okay on second thought, the pix may be fine. I just remember finding the suit really ugly when I first saw it couple months ago. 


Edited by The Noodles - 7/1/15 at 2:07pm
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Everyone has different monitor settings. Pictures are taken under white light (so that doesn't replicate either tungsten or sun light) and color corrected (to match color under white light).
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So, looking at ties from NMWA, for discussion (in order of my inclinations)...with a few left out that I plan to buy at some point.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I have the blue/peach version of this one, which is awesome (I like the green, but too close so this one instead)

 

 

Here's its cousin

 

 

The ones below I can see working with the shepherd's check jacket pictured

 

A bit autumn so not sure about this knit for summer so probably will drop it from the list.

 

 

 

Like the asymmetric stripes here

 

 

The one I'm least certain about, but can imagine working in certain fits (e.g. certain browns). But it's hard for me to picture. The cranberry makes it less garish than full on red, but it is red...

 


There some greens that I like too.

 

Pick two, discuss pairings.

 

Edit: one green

 

 

Maybe I can enlist Greg's and Kyle's opinion @gdl203 @conceptual 4est 

 

I have the green one. Sport coat pairings: tobacco fresco, blue/navy, and light brown herringbone (waiting for arrival) solids. Also with large scale checks in similar colors. I got it with idea of pairing it with a blue check sport coat, but I'm not convinced the combo will actually work. Suit pairings: grey or navy summer suit or with full tobacco fresco.

 

I think that rust tie is cool and could actually see it with the sport coat that you posted; navy or brown would work too. I like it's uncommonness and think that Greg makes a great point that even though it's more of a fall color, it lends itself to some potentially neat low contrast summer-y fits.

 

@The Noodles did you look at all of the photos of the grey fresco suit or just the one that shows up on the suits or Formosa page. I can see a bit of yellow tinge on the latter, but other than that one the individual photos seem color correct to me.

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Which swatch? I like both but I think the darker would get more use outside of summer

The darker blue is my favorite.

I buy a lighter blue jacket every ten years and never end up wearing it more than a few times. If I want something different than dark blue I will go with an entirely different color. I'm going to be buying more neutrals and earth tones myself.
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That's interesting. I have an old linen jacket in pretty much the same slate blue herringbone, and I wear it a ton every summer. It's my go-to travel jacket too - I don't even think twice when I'm packing, it always goes in the suitcase.
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That's interesting. I have an old linen jacket in pretty much the same slate blue herringbone, and I wear it a ton every summer. It's my go-to travel jacket too - I don't even think twice when I'm packing, it always goes in the suitcase.
Let's see that jacket in action in the Friday challenge thread. Give us some inspiration smile.gif
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The darker blue is my favorite.

I buy a lighter blue jacket every ten years and never end up wearing it more than a few times. If I want something different than dark blue I will go with an entirely different color. I'm going to be buying more neutrals and earth tones myself.

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That's interesting. I have an old linen jacket in pretty much the same slate blue herringbone, and I wear it a ton every summer. It's my go-to travel jacket too - I don't even think twice when I'm packing, it always goes in the suitcase.

I could and definitely see myself wearing both equally however for going into slightly colder months I dont see myself wearing a lighter color. Being in CA we can wear linen a bit more than most places in the country. So I can hopefully wear this jacket almost 3 seasons so having a darker piece seems more justifiable I guess.

I wish I could afford both
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Which pic is more representative? I like the color of the first pic of the light blue more than the second
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