Navy suit: solid or nailhead?

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  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I prefer birdseye, and would take that pattern over a solid in any color.
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Nai - l - head! Nai - l - head!
     
  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Exactly like an oxford cloth or dobby


    That's very smartly put. I wish id said that.
     
  4. whoopee

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    [​IMG] That is a birdseye. [​IMG] Here are a selection of nailheads. Closeup of one below. [​IMG] I prefer the latter.
     
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    i have just got a nail head in grey so +1 for nailhead[​IMG]
     
  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    That is a birdseye.

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    Here are a selection of nailheads. Closeup of one below.

    [​IMG]

    I prefer the latter.



    Quite right Whoopee, thanks. I have to admit i like both. Interestingly the only thing Im not a huge fan of are thin pinstripes and windowpanes where the box pattern is too tight.
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Quite right Whoopee, thanks. I have to admit i like both. Interestingly the only thing Im not a huge fan of are thin pinstripes and windowpanes where the box pattern is too tight.
    Hate the latter, love the former, No idea why.
     
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    Thanks everyone. You guys are great. Enough data has been gathered, I'm calculating the firing solution and will return (hopefully in short order) with the results.
     
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    That's very smartly put. I wish id said that.
    I'm flattered
     
  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    One thing: Solid navy is not just useful for job interviews (for which, in any case, I prefer charcoal). It's also nice for "formal" occasions that are not "officially" formal. Being in wedding parties in which there is no requirement to rent all the same clothes ... spiffy dinner parties that are not black tie ... baptisms ... things of this nature. A true nut-job obsessive would feel a bit awkward in nailhead for those occasions. If you are perfectly sane, then more power to you.
     
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    Solid navy. More versatile. But between nailhead and birdseye, I like the birdseye very much.
     
  12. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    For blue shades, solid can be boring and too commonplace. Nailhead with its surface texture is much richer. Try hopsack for surface texture but solid look.
     
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    One thing: Solid navy is not just useful for job interviews (for which, in any case, I prefer charcoal). It's also nice for "formal" occasions that are not "officially" formal. Being in wedding parties in which there is no requirement to rent all the same clothes ... spiffy dinner parties that are not black tie ... baptisms ... things of this nature. A true nut-job obsessive would feel a bit awkward in nailhead for those occasions. If you are perfectly sane, then more power to you.

    Sanity is overrated anyway...fuck it.
     
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    I like birdseye for Winter and nailhead for Summer, such is the method to my madness.[​IMG]
     
  15. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I like birdseye for Winter and nailhead for Summer, such is the method to my madness.[​IMG]


    It's actually not that crazy. You rarely see a birdseye above a 10oz cloth and you see a lot more nailhead fabrics in the lighter weights.
     

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