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Navy Linen Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sajohnson05, May 1, 2011.

  1. sajohnson05

    sajohnson05 Well-Known Member

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    Is navy a good color to go with for a linen suit. I am looking for something different then all the other linen suits you see in the summer months. I just wanted to get the opinion of members on the forum.

    Also, does anyone know where to get a good one at?
     
  2. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Dark color may be warmer -i've been looking for a good jacket for some time, not having much luck.
     
  3. Merlino

    Merlino Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on getting my first linen suit and it'll be navy, but for the simple reason that no one at work wears linen suits and I think getting a navy one makes it easier for me to start wearing linen at work, navy being a safe colour.

    So yes, I think navy is a good colour for linen.
     
  4. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    I have a navy one from BB I like and wear to work frequently.
     
  5. luftvier

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    Navy linen at work:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Well-Known Member

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    I think a navy linen suit is a great idea. The navy colour is complemented well by the way linen wrinkles. I know Paul Smith made a really cool one a couple of seasons ago, but you designers change every season and I'm not sure who's offering one right now.
     
  7. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Well-Known Member

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    I like it, but I'm not a huge fan of the way it's worn in the above photo. To me, this is something you wear without a tie (or at most a knit tie), slip-on shoes, and probably no socks. I'd also consider this with a short sleeve shirt, perhaps something with dual buttoning chest pockets in white, lavender or light blue.
     
  8. luftvier

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    I like it, but I'm not a huge fan of the way it's worn in the above photo. To me, this is something you wear without a tie (or at most a knit tie), slip-on shoes, and probably no socks. I'd also consider this with a short sleeve shirt, perhaps something with dual buttoning chest pockets in white, lavender or light blue.

    Sure, but when it's 85 degrees out and nearly 100% humidity, and you have to be in Court, your suggestions are not an option.
     
  9. TimelesStyle

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    Sure, but when it's 85 degrees out and nearly 100% humidity, and you have to be in Court, your suggestions are not an option.

    Point taken
     
  10. lasbar

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    Navy linen at work:
    [​IMG]


    I like that...
     
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    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    I like that...

    Me too.

    Thanks guys.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I think linen suits in navy are good for a more casual or festive settings - weddings, parties, man-about-town, that sort of thing. If you want a real, "serious" business suit, I would stick with a tropical weight wool.

    I have a cotton and linen suit that I wear for business but that is because I am working with creative people in T-shirts so it adds a casual touch. I also take the jacket and wear it with jeans. If you have that kind of flexibility where you work then, yes, get a navy linen suit.
     
  14. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but when it's 85 degrees out and nearly 100% humidity, and you have to be in Court, your suggestions are not an option.

    You guys in Philly don't even know what humidity is. [​IMG] Great look. A rec for short sleeves with it? [​IMG] Mine has patch pockets and I still wear it to court.
     
  15. luftvier

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    You guys in Philly don't even know what humidity is. [​IMG] Great look. A rec for short sleeves with it? [​IMG] Mine has patch pockets and I still wear it to court.
    KObalto, Philly summers are about as humid as you can get outside of the rainforest! I can't imagine it's much better by you, though.
     
  16. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    Lufty, I really like the fit, much better than mine, except the sleeves look a little long. It's always a tough call with linen though since the rumpling shortens the suit with wear.
     
  17. sajohnson05

    sajohnson05 Well-Known Member

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    You guys in Philly don't even know what humidity is. [​IMG] Great look. A rec for short sleeves with it? [​IMG] Mine has patch pockets and I still wear it to court.

    Where did you find a patch pocket one?
     
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    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Lufty, who made that suit? Really like it.
     
  19. GusW

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    Here is mine. Borrelli, cotton and linen.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. luftvier

    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    Lufty, who made that suit? Really like it.

    Some obscure Italian maker. I got it at Daffy's.
     

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