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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. zr3rs

    zr3rs Senior Member

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    This is Fox char-navy

    and this is navy (but with windowpane)

    (both are 300g though)
    The navy is fine, but you would be hard pressed to distinguish it from a matte worsted from a distance. The char-navy is easily recognizable. Personally, I also like this colour more for a suit.

    I have RTW trousers in a mottled blue from VBC, so this might be available via Drapers.
     


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    Thanks for your reply. I had already found your char-navy actually, snooping around. Looks good. I do wish the cloth was more blue/navy, more saturated. Do you find that the char-navy ever comes across as straight charcoal to people?
     


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    The char navy is more charcoal and does not look navy in low light...
     


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    What is the cloth number for that color. Looks like I should get that for my next winter suit
     


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    Why not a dark blue flannel? If you’re not happy with navy but want something different try dark blue (lighter than navy). I had a gray / navy suit & was never happy with the color. It’s not useful to break down in a pinch. For example the jacket can’t be easily worn with gray trousers.
     


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    Did you use that for a suit or tuxedo? I have a hard time seeing that as a tuxedo but maybe it looks better in person.
     


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    I used it for a suit (sbpl so it does look like a tuxedo) but it’s more a really dark blue than navy. Like it looks distinguishable blue. I did get more extra cloth because I really liked how it was unique...herringbone and mohair....not a common design....so might get a dinner jacket made down the pipeline :)
     


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    Thanks for sharing your experience – I do worry a bit that the char navy might be a bit neither fish nor fowl. I do like Fox’s navy and the lighter French navy, I just wish they were mottled/heathered to really showcase flannel’s richness.

    Well, all options have their pros and cons I suppose, and I’m sure it’ll turn out nice in the end.
     


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    Should the fox navy flannel be used for a SC or is it more suiting material?
     


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    Almost an RAF blue. You could use the trousers separately under a tweed or blazer.
     


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    My thing with bespoke is I’m not going to get anything I don’t really want. So that fabric isn’t for me.

    I’d have to see it but I don’t think it looks good under a navy blazer. I have a navy donegal sports jacket that looks navy until you put on gray flannels & it looks too close. Unfortunate.

    Both. If solid I’d go for a suit, maybe extra pair of trousers. Patterned is obviously a preference thing.
     


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    Anyone knows where I can get something similar to this. It is a wool-silk-linen from caccioppoli’s SS2017 jacketing bunch. Unfortunately it’s sold out.

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    [QUOTE="jonathanS, post: 9393630, member: 202489"
    I’d have to see it but I don’t think it looks good under a navy blazer. I have a navy donegal sports jacket that looks navy until you put on gray flannels & it looks too close. Unfortunate.
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    Not with navy, but it works well with brown/gray tweeds.
     


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