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Best Plain Navy in the Fresco Book for a Blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, May 7, 2013.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    Ordering some cloth today for a (conservative) plain navy blazer. I don't have the book in the front of me, so can someone please opine on the best lightweight plain navy in the Fresco book.

    I'm thinking 505, but am unsure.
     


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    Anyone?
     


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    I prefer the feel of the 516 - the 9/10 oz in navy. It supports the patch pockets better.
     


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    Quote:Thanks. Would you say the colors are similar (505 v. 516)? I'm really looking to go as lightweight as possible.
     


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    I'd call them both a generic navy.

    Never bothered to hold the swatches next to each other to see if they differ slightly but I doubt it.
     


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    Quote:Thank you. Generic navy is exactly what I'm after.
     


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    I would agree with C that the 9oz-10oz is better, and more resistant to creating and bagging.
     


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    +1

    You can order fabric samples free of charge from their website. Delivery takes only a few days.

    I have a suit in 516. 520 also isn't a bad choice for an odd jacket as it's light navy/blue.
     
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    +1 - I like the mid-weight fresco a lot more than the lightest one.
     


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    Echo the comment about the 520 - have the swatch here, and it is lighter than a dark, inky navy. Nice for a summer odd jacket, but not a classic conservative blazer navy, if that makes sense?
     


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    I have toyed with the idea of a 520 for a while now. I think it is more versatile than the 516, is better for less high contrast hair/ skin types, and shows the texture of the cloth better. See 520 below from zbromer.

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    I've got a lot of love for the 520 and have voted with my feet--

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    But it isn't a traditional blazer blue. I could also see getting the 520 or, more likely, the Crispaire equivalent. But then again, I really like blue odd jackets.
     


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    Already have a suit in the 520, and I think it is a spectacular cloth. That being said, it's not the best choice for a conservative navy blazer.
     


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    I just ordered one using this:

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