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Advice? Go a shade darker than you think. I recently commissioned a lighter blue and while it's great, a shade darker would be more versatile.

 

I thought about 1289 for the reason it is a little darker.  My only hesitation is that it seems to have a purplish tint at times, depending on the light. 

 

I've never been a big fan of smoked mother of pearl, but the brown mother of pearl does not look bad.  Is there a reason to strongly consider smoked MOP here?

 

I'm thinking of experimenting with the no shoulder padding option for this one?  Any words of warning?

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+1. @New Shoes1, this is good advice. Also keep in mind that anything that whatever you get is going to look even brighter in direct sunlight, which is more likely to be a factor in spring / summer. Not a big deal at the office, but if you wear it outside it becomes relevant. I do like the shade you picked out and think it's probably okay, but a shade darker might be good. We often underestimate how much difference even a slightly lighter shade of blue can make.

 

Are you suggesting 1289?

 

Here is the look that inspired this purchase:

 

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post #35838 of 37405
Alright enablers

Green winter pents

1) Green Calvary Twll 15oz
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Or

2) Sage heavy cotton 19oz
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Or neither.
post #35839 of 37405
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I've never been a big fan of smoked mother of pearl, but the brown mother of pearl does not look bad.  Is there a reason to strongly consider smoked MOP here?

 

 

Brown MOP is a good option too.  I think we often opt for the safe option (dark brown horn), but on a spring/summer jacket, MOP is a nice touch.  My linen will have brown MOP.  

 

No experience with the unstructured/unpadded shoulder.  I really like the soft shoulder on my commission now that it's settled, but I'll likely go unstructured for my summer linen.  

 

@sebastian mcfox I hate to say neither, since that green heavy cavalry twill is an awesome fabric, but in practice I reach for my green trousers almost never. Bear in mind that's coming from someone who loves green and has as many green jackets as navy ones.  

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Sebastian, I'd go with green cavalry twill here. Also, you left out "both" as an option.
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Alright enablers

Green winter pents

1) Green Calvary Twll 15oz
122115111.jpg

Or

2) Sage heavy cotton 19oz
092415037_1.jpg

Or neither.

No 1. By far...
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@New Shoes1, I do think I like 1289 a bit better. Things tend to look a little lighter made up than as a small swatch, in my experience. The one you picked is fine; I just tend to think you could go a bit darker and still get the effect you're after. Ultimately, it's up to you.
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Alright enablers

Green winter pents

1) Green Calvary Twll 15oz
122115111.jpg

Or

2) Sage heavy cotton 19oz
092415037_1.jpg

Or neither.

Definitely the cavalry twill.
post #35845 of 37405
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

 

 

 

I thought about 1289 for the reason it is a little darker.  My only hesitation is that it seems to have a purplish tint at times, depending on the light. 

 

I've never been a big fan of smoked mother of pearl, but the brown mother of pearl does not look bad.  Is there a reason to strongly consider smoked MOP here?

 

I'm thinking of experimenting with the no shoulder padding option for this one?  Any words of warning?

 

Chiming in on this one, having seen them in person, the 1289 is VERY saturated. The book is missing something more like an indigo between the navy and the very blues. The lightest blue is probably the least saturated of the non-navies.

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I do hope to catch @Coxsackie in person some day. Came real close last year. 

Either way, no big deal. I'm pretty sure penicillin will clear that up...
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Either way, no big deal. I'm pretty sure penicillin will clear that up...
I'll hit you up when I am in SF then raid your closet but only to come out with The Noodles™ suit to my dismay.

In other news, I am loving my new job but am kind of puzzled how impatient and rude my clients are at first but end up loving me by the time the project or work is over. Maybe they're just happy that they don't have to see me anymore. But getting the work done sure seems like the only way to get respect from these types of clients.
post #35848 of 37405
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Alright enablers

Green winter pents

1) Green Calvary Twll 15oz
122115111.jpg

Or

2) Sage heavy cotton 19oz
092415037_1.jpg

Or neither.

 

@sebastian mcfox :

 

Apples and oranges, no?  The first is pretty dressy and the second casual.

 

Much would depend on what you plan to pair them with, I think.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Chiming in on this one, having seen them in person, the 1289 is VERY saturated. The book is missing something more like an indigo between the navy and the very blues. The lightest blue is probably the least saturated of the non-navies.

 

Yeah, I agree with all the comments and the rationale for going darker.  Makes complete sense to me, but I do not think 1289 is the one.  It is very ink blue in color and has a purplish tint indoors. It looks fine in direct sunlight, but I just looked at it again indoors and all I can see is purple.  I'd be all over something a little darker, but you're right 1289 is very saturated.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Anyways, I do hope to catch @Coxsackie in person some day. Came real close last year. 

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Either way, no big deal. I'm pretty sure penicillin will clear that up...

 

:rotflmao:

 

However I must point out, as your treating physician, that Coxsackie is viral...

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