Originally Posted by dieworkwear
Is Fresco 0520 for a sport coat a bad idea? I was considering it last weekend when NSM came to San Francisco, but asked Dino to hold the order until I made up my mind. I was between that and the 0516, truer navy. Given how many navy jackets I have at this point, adding another seemed a bit boring, though I suppose I don't have one in Fresco.
FWIW, I was considering having it made into a 3/2 roll SB summer jacket with 3 patch pockets and double stitching.
All the suiting swatches on the Minnis site look the same to me - is 520 the lighter, Airforce-y blue?
If so, I think it makes a great odd jacket. I have it made up as a suit but wear it as often as not as an odd jacket.
This is the cloth I'm talking about
While I prefer navy for a cold weather blazer, I much prefer something that has a little more variation in bright sunlight for warmer weather wear.
Another vote for welt + 2 patch. I think a breast patch pocket only looks good with a heavier cloth.