Originally Posted by venividivicibj
Question - looking for a new staple navy SC, should I go for sharkskin (non shiny), Birdseye, etc or just go for plain worsted?
(I've seen lots of swatches on this thread get shot down for being too much like suiting, so I wanted to go a little away from that and have texture, but still be versatile and a staple Navy SC)
If you want plain, don't go for the sharkskin or birdseye-- that will look like a plain suit jacket. A navy serge or hopsack, on the other hand, is very standard blazer material.
You might also think about some of the herringbones, which may be a little too relaxed to be suiting but will be pretty discreet. Something from the Glorious 12th or Worsted Alsport books, for example.