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Navy blue flannel

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We know that grey flannel is a classic staple, but what do people here think about navy blue? I'm thinking to get my first bespoke suit in the near future.
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We know that grey flannel is a classic staple, but what do people here think about navy blue? I'm thinking to get my first bespoke suit in the near future.
It can be gorgeous cloth.  Go with H. Lesser, and you will have a stunning suit.  Solid, striped, or windowpane, you can't go wrong.  "Postman's" blue or slate blue or blue gray also make great colors for flannel, if you want something a little lighter, or a little different.
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We know that grey flannel is a classic staple, but what do people here think about navy blue? I'm thinking to get my first bespoke suit in the near future.
Navy blue flannel from Hield is something I've used. Excellent stuff.
post #4 of 38
Navy blue flannel would make a great suit. I think you're a bit worried because your thinking of a heavyweight flannel. Go with something a bit lighter like doeskin flannel and you'll be fine.
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BUMP! Can someone recommend me a navy blue woolen flannel for a blazer I want to get made up? I'm thinking single-breasted, 2 patch, welted breast, 2-button, double vented. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by triniboy27 View Post
BUMP!

Can someone recommend me a navy blue woolen flannel for a blazer I want to get made up?

I'm thinking single-breasted, 2 patch, welted breast, 2-button, double vented.

Thanks.

Minnis and get three patch, 2 patch+welted chest is way overrated on this forum. Just make sure your guy knows how to make patch pockets.
post #7 of 38
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=136977

There's a link to a Minnis 14 oz. blue flannel near the bottom of this thread. I thought it was beautiful.
post #8 of 38
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Originally Posted by FCS View Post
We know that grey flannel is a classic staple, but what do people here think about navy blue? I'm thinking to get my first bespoke suit in the near future.
If it has a stripe or in some rare cases a windowpane, then you are good to go. Otherwise, a solid navy flannel or, worse, a blue-grey flannel look too much like a blue collar uniform.
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
If it has a stripe or in some rare cases a windowpane, then you are good to go. Otherwise, a solid navy flannel or, worse, a blue-grey flannel look too much like a blue collar uniform.

Yes, for example, the chap on the left looks as if he's just knocked off from a hard day's work at the factory, whereas the one on the right looks your typical fat cat.

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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers View Post
Yes, for example, the chap on the left looks as if he's just knocked off from a hard day's work at the factory, whereas the one on the right looks your typical fat cat.
Yes, I think you have something there. I dont particularly like that light grey suit either. Nor do I like matching one's tie to one's suit. Incidentally, that's really good work posting all those photos of fabric.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
Minnis and get three patch, 2 patch+welted chest is way overrated on this forum. Just make sure your guy knows how to make patch pockets.

You speak, I listen.

I presume you're speaking about the Minnis 0306?
post #12 of 38
There are good blazer flannels in Minnis, Harrison, Lesser and Smith. I got mine from Harrison, they had a lighter navy color that I liked a lot.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
Minnis and get three patch, 2 patch+welted chest is way overrated on this forum. Just make sure your guy knows how to make patch pockets.

Really? I think 3 patch is overrated.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by triniboy27 View Post
BUMP!

Can someone recommend me a navy blue woolen flannel for a blazer I want to get made up?

I'm thinking single-breasted, 2 patch, welted breast, 2-button, double vented.

Thanks.

I'd get a wool over a flannel, P&H has some great fabrics that may be of interest.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
I'd get a wool over a flannel, P&H has some great fabrics that may be of interest.

Flannel is wool.
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