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Looking for a different shade of blue/navy

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I love navy as a colour for my suits but I'm a bit tired of the darker ink/midnight blues...

Is anyone has a picture of fabrics offering a different shade of mid to darkish blue with a hint of purple or others interesting tones in them?
 

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Originally Posted by lasbar
I love navy as a colour for my suits but I'm a bit tired of the darker ink/midnight blues... Is anyone has a picture of fabrics offering a different shade of mid to darkish blue with a hint of purple or others interesting tones in them?
The poster on here called J Cogburn had a similar quest for 'rare' blue, a French navy blue as I recall. Do a search for using his username.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
I just wrote about a marine blue suit on my James Bond clothing blog. A green cast is usually better than purple.
I agree with your opinion that that cloth may be a mohair mix. I have seen that colour in mohair before in a summer weight. The mohair lends it a bit of pizazz.
 

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Air force blue perhaps? Don't let your judgment be colored by the dick wearing it.
Three shades of blue in this one, along with a pinstriped brown number worn with a paisley shirt. And one guy wearing gray. http://www.nasaimages.org/download.p...002-000104.jpg
 

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Originally Posted by George
The poster on here called J Cogburn had a similar quest for 'rare' blue, a French navy blue as I recall. Do a search for using his username.
The French navy blue is a really nice shade. I'd love a sport coat in something a tad darker than the shade shown below --
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
The French navy blue is a really nice shade. I'd love a sport coat in something a tad darker than the shade shown below --

Have a look at that link to Andrew Rogers flickr page I posted earlier. You'll find a colour similar to that in the Frontier bunch. It's a lightweight panama weave too, so its suitable for the warmer months.
 

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I have a casually styled suit from Chan in Harrison's Frontier #65064 that I'm very partial to. It started out as a blazer with smoked MOP buttons, and I subsequently ordered the trousers to convert it into a "blazer suit."
 

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