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In Praise of Navy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Parker, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. RandomGentleman

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    Navy is a fine color. Interestingly, the popularity of blue in men's clothing originated because of its remarkable ability to compliment almost any man's complexion better than the more traditional white and more easily than any less common colors. To this day, most "real" men's dress shirts are either blue, white, or some pattern-y combination of both.
    Navy has also been described as a "youthful" color which accentuate youth in the young and give an impression of youthfulness, or at least provide contrast in the aging.

    I'm actually in the market for a navy suit, as, unfortunately, I don't actually own a suit yet. (I basically wear the same sportcoat and blazer all the time).
    Also, the suit picture Pliny just posted above is, in my opinion, an excellent color, style, and fit.
     
  2. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    Navy is just pure simple elegance..
     
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  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    It appears to fit quite nicely, but in my opinion shoulders like those call for a lot more build up / padding / drape / what-have-you than that. Suit fosters a very pear-shaped silhouette.
     
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  4. lasbar

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    A bit pagoda shoulders at the moment..

    Arche is right..

    You need a little bit of padding..
     
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  5. Pliny

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    Lose some weight around the middle, sure. Prefer a soft shoulder tho.
     
  6. aph999

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    Sometimes I prefer a soft shoulder as well, like this Orazio Luciano La Vera…

    It's not completely without padding but it's pretty close.

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  7. lasbar

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    I love soft shoulder but you need to have the right body shape for it..
     
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  8. danerq

    danerq New Member

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    What Shirt and Tie color should go with this suit?

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    Also, if you have any shoe color suggestions is much appreciated.
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Is the suit navy or charcoal? Either way, you could wear anything...click on the pics to the right for suggestions.
     

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